At Horton Plains there isn't much wildlife. All we saw were some deer although there are apparently leopards in the park somewhere. But just as we were leaving in the minibus we drove past this group of monkeys. I like the different expressions on their faces.
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loryuno (304) 2006-01-21 10:42
Originale photo. Bravo, Jonathan.
On dirait qu'ils sont en pause pour la photo.
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-01-21 10:50
Excellent quality in technique and composition for this family portrait.Very well seen and captured.
atus (15838) 2006-01-21 12:08
very nice pic of this group of monkeys. Very well captured with good sharpness.They really have different expressions but the same hairdresser.
Gerrit (44845) 2006-01-21 13:03
funny picture. They seem interested in you as well. They look as though they are fanmiliar with human visitors.
hjanks and regards, Gerrit
rosaline (0) 2006-01-21 15:27
These animals are everywhere in Sri Lanka! They drove me mad! I hope you didn't mind them but our tour group found them overbearing after 3 days or so. Still, they've given you a nice pose, so this group can't be all bad. Good shot and well seen.
riclopes (35577) 2006-01-21 15:36
Good evening Jonathan,
Spectacular shot of this family! I love their expressions. The lips seem to have been painting with lip stick and their hair completely messed up, as they got a pretty good scare, except for this brave one in the left foreground. Very very nice. I love it!
They allways say there is felline animals as leopards, but it is impossible to see one!
Have a nice weekend,
weswang (18223) 2006-01-21 17:41
Hi Jonathan, A great catch with all the monkeys pose to your lens with great concentration. It is interesting to see their expression and their "bad hair" for everyone. A interesting and fun shot. Well done.
Tue (26798) 2006-01-21 18:48
A very funny picture of this group of monkeys. They are really sitting very nicely there on the rock. Good light too, well done!
don_narayan (2014) 2006-01-21 20:55
Hi Jonathan. good composition, they are well distributed, good expression... nice motherly nurturing, the patriarch... a great family portrait!
bip-bip (1837) 2006-01-22 5:35
You caught here a nice bunch where everyone stands at his right place and has different and interesting expressions
A funny shot, well seen !
Cormac (26545) 2006-01-22 10:39
This is a very striking photo! As you said, the different expressions on the faces of the monkey is a surprise and a delight. It's really not too difficult to imagine that this is a group of people and not monkeys. Great lighting also, with the backlight showing the hair well. Excellent!
jafadabret (56501) 2006-01-22 12:51
Jonathan, cette photo nous renvoie à l'époque où l'homme commençait à se distinguer des animaux il y a 2 ou 3 millions d'années. Si un photographe avait pu prendre un cliché d'une famille cela aurait donné certainement les mêmes expressions. Merci de nous faire partager de telles émotions.
cengiz (3591) 2006-01-23 2:59
Very nice family picture..Hair and lips fantastic
Warm regards cengiz
Bien (4745) 2006-01-23 3:34
Hi Jonathan, What a fantastic family portrait - hopefully you have their address so you can send a copy! The monkeys are very well distributed in your composition. I like the patriarch on the rocks leading the eye into this remarkable shot. They have such fabulous and human like expressions - very confronting! Really lovely shot! Sabine
gebala (0) 2006-01-23 6:19
hello, nice monkeys:) I like faces here:) nice clever idea:) I think that it is hard to take such photo:) they are too fast:))) best wishes:)
Cricri (101873) 2006-01-23 14:40
C'est vrai qu'ils ont une expression plutôt marrante, c'est une belle prise, belle compo, lumiéres et couleurs, belle image
Jakou (642) 2006-01-24 13:40
Well done, particulary for the expressives faces of hairys monkeys. They want to launch the mood!!!
john_c (24662) 2006-01-24 14:21
A very well composed and dramatic shot of these monkeys. Its as if you told them to pose and then spaced them in perfect proportion in the scene. The clarity is outstanding, and I like how the predominant green and brown colours blend so well together. A fine capture, Jonathan. Very pleasing work.
colinbrenchley (6431) 2006-01-28 19:02
Great expressions - they are obviosly fans of your images!
capthaddock (28790) 2006-01-30 11:29
Hi Jonathan - I really like the hairdos, and the shocked expression on the second one from right is awesome.
fireflyz (2097) 2006-01-31 20:59
I love their expressions and their funky hair dos :)
Great family portrait. TFS..
Stepan (27210) 2006-03-15 14:25
They are a real family, that's clear. Excellent shot, because they look like posing for you.
I wish I could know their hairdresser too !!
Didi (55145) 2006-04-28 12:31
Une famille très sympathique photographiée sous une bonne luminosité.
J'apprécie l'expression des sujets et je note qu'ils sont bien coiffés.
A nice family very symphatic photographed under a good luminosity. I appreciate the expression of the subjects and I note that they are well capped.
goodwill (4224) 2006-05-10 22:48
Monkeys always show inerest in humans. They are daring and make faces-challenging you. They flee away but leave the impression of courage. One of the best shots. Congraqts
gsimon (387) 2006-06-08 12:58
What a great picture
The expression on the monkeys face I have often seen on my sisters children when I took there picture....complete confusion. The hair looks similar too.
Excellent composition. The lighting is ok
I would increase the contrast just a little but still an exceptional picture
- Copyright: Jonathan Wilson (jbweasle) (9373)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 1:3.5-4.5 DX
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- Date Submitted: 2006-01-21 10:24
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