Photo of adult Bonnet Macaque monkey from Athirappilly Water Falls in Kerala, India.
The Bonnet Macaque is a monkey being unique to southern India. Its distribution is limited by the Indian Ocean on three sides and the Godavari and Tapti Rivers along with a related competing species of Rhesus Macaque in the north.
Land use changes in last few decades have resulted in changes in its distribution boundaries with the rhesus macaque, raising concern for its status in the wild.
The Bonnet Macaque feeds on fruits, nuts, seeds, flowers, invertebrates and cereals. In southern India, this macaque exists in close relationship to humans, feeding on food given by humans and raiding crops and houses.
Please refer also to notes to my previous photos.
Critiques | Translate
emka (67325) 2013-10-23 23:15
Wonderful photo of this macaque. Stunning sharpness, natural colours. What eyes expression! it seems alive. Amazing sharpness, we could count all the hair.
Fis2 (78808) 2013-10-24 0:47
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice day
jhm (130662) 2013-10-24 3:27
I like this wonderful portrait of these Bonnet Macaque monkey.
The eyes and face are wonderful sharp and clear.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
fabbs99 (13515) 2013-10-24 12:40
Another nice shot from your India trip.Wonderful composition and clarity here.The adult Bonnet Macaque looks pensive and thoughtful.Nice capture with warm colors and brightness. Congratulations. Have a nice day .Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2013-10-25 5:08
this little guy looks like a pro, his nose is perfect and he could be in ad for monkey shampoo with this look :) beautiful timing to capture it like this.
ourania (21482) 2013-10-25 7:00
this is a very fine portrait of the little monkey. You've placed him very well in the frame and against a very effective blurry backdrop. He stands out with superb sharpness, especially appreciated on his eyes. His "pensive" expression and the sense of depth make the portrait look very vivid. Lighting and natural tones are excellent. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Cricri (95421) 2013-10-25 8:02
Son regard est si doux, vraiment tout mignon, netteté et cadrage excellent, très belle image
abmdsudi (35366) 2013-10-26 8:54
Amazing close up of this clever animal in its natural habitat and what a unique fella. The distant look but does appear comfortable there, a sweet little pose with excellent eyes' catch light. The colour looks natural, good clarity and detail of an absolute beautiful creature. Great foto work you have done a great job here. Congrats
nikkitta (10462) 2013-10-27 16:15
It seems your visit to Kerala also let you obtain igood close ups of wild animals, touching the way he is watching
Great close capture of the well placed monkey against a blurred background
Greetings and regards
Miguel82 (16568) 2013-10-28 1:08
Dear Miro, this is an excellent picture of that primate, a Macaca radiatta, that individual looks dreaming lost in its thoughts, good portrait with high resolution, a complete comment, all the best,kind regards
bayno (18340) 2013-10-28 5:07
the monkeys make me smile for their expressions and their intense gaze, except when they start behaving badly and to attack, never to be seen with the food in the hands or in an envelope, fine detail and bokeh, nice colors...
ikeharel (47000) 2013-10-28 5:41
Inoccent "Baby face" look for this monkey, Miro.
A portrait well collected, he posed like he understood this mission...
Cear image, fabulous details collected.
Eyes wide open almost human. Fantatic.
pierrefonds (52606) 2013-10-28 7:15
The tight frame is putting the monkey in evidence. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Bonnet Macaque. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (22445) 2013-10-28 7:47
Awesome portrait of this monkey! Details are sharp. Good lighting. Very well done, tfs.
jcpix (8362) 2013-10-28 17:36
Another splendid picture of nature, this one even more intimate and close up. I love the depth of field here, enhancing all of the focus and attention on this monkey. It almost appears to have a longing look in its eyes, completely unaware of your presence, which makes this feel all the more natural and candid. Beautiful colors and detail, you did a great job on this one as well! I'm generally not drawn to pictures of animals, but when they're photographed such as this, it's hard to resist the connection. :) Compliments on a fine image... it's sharp, clean and exposed just right under the lighting conditions. Bravo! Have a great day ahead.
delpeoples (50271) 2013-10-28 19:30
Salut cher Miro
This is a delightful shot of this funny little guy. He really does look beautiful and seems to be posing for you. The light has been managed superbly, and my favourite element is the shallow depth of field creating that wonderful blurred green background. Well done!
adores (32184) 2013-11-02 15:41
Great portrait! I like the hair and the expression and you captured him with so much detail. Very good focus!
Nicou (109742) 2013-11-03 3:00
Comme il est chou ce singe avec ces belles oreilles et le rendu sur sa peau toute roses sueprbe
jmdias (49691) 2013-11-18 23:50
very nice "portrait" of the animal, it looks clear, sharp, well illuminated and posing. I liked the green background too. excellent job. TFS.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (10208)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR
- Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Wildlife [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-23 19:33