Shot taken at Tiger fort in Jaipur.
Comments are welcome.
Hope you like it.
P.S. HERE you can see the close up of the monkey.
I want to thank all of you whom I have not written in personal. This is my first Image which has got such a sound response, I am excited and I want to thank all of you by heart. As I am advised not not write thanks to everyone, so I will write a big thanks to all of you :-)
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s10001in (0) 2006-07-05 8:24
High grade image.
hello_ishan (1571) 2006-07-05 8:29
I like this shot; nice idea to keep the monkeys on left. The background looks great. Well done.
Deepforest (9260) 2006-07-05 8:42
this is fantastic, perfect shot!! Very good composition, beautiful colours... I like especially the space in the background...
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-07-05 8:42
Fantastic picture Vivek, really impressive.. all my compliments!!
have a nice day,
chanjits (4454) 2006-07-05 8:48
Nice shot what I liked the most is background and naughty gestures of monkeys.
vts_ch (2624) 2006-07-05 8:48
somptuous, amasing POV and DOF.
Great subject, straight to my favs
jhm (144328) 2006-07-05 8:49
What a very lovely moment for taking this wonderful shot, I get almost cool shiver on my backbone through the height in the background, my compliments Vivek!
Have anice day,
lestans (17152) 2006-07-05 9:00
OOOOH what a SHARP dance!! a little dangerous, but not for monkeys...!!
PS: I think to have posted some shot of the same place, but... no monkey!
teutza (10590) 2006-07-05 9:04
this photo is just great!the 2 monkeys are fantastic!and the view in the backround is again.. super!
good work!!!! :))
arnabchat (7233) 2006-07-05 9:08
this is an absolute stunner of a photo. fantastic DOf, clarity and sharpness.
wonderfully done, one of the best shots i have seen in months. great job!
smarrero (530) 2006-07-05 9:12
great shot. The DOF is great. The composition is very and you have captured a nice shot.
wolf38 (31284) 2006-07-05 9:16
An interesting and well divided picture. Left on the fortress the moving apes and right in the background the city lying deeply down. The photo is well composed. Greeting, Wolfgang
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-07-05 9:26
Are you kidding about liking it? I just love it, its that good! Superb DOF! One of your best, thats for sure.
oochappan (16582) 2006-07-05 10:21
compared to your formal shot 'The monkey way' you enhanced this one by a PP colorburn repainting, a technique that has as much impact as a turn to B&W.
This technique was already commonly accepted in landscapes. Some will like it, some don't and that I noticed already by enhancing colors for joy slightly in my shots, but I do appreciate it as my mind says you bring this explicit to another level. On top the subject where you show how monkeys challenge hights on buildings towards the background of the town is very pleasant.
Well done, good example of making this well framed and composed shot with a pleasant subject incongruous by PP. The quality lies by the various techniques here where the PP jumps out as an eye-puller.
P-S-I-G (25536) 2006-07-05 10:51
What a great shot again !
Excellent work. I enjoy the DOF and composition.
Very well done.
kozerog (1288) 2006-07-05 11:17
Fantastic shot, Vivek. Very interesting. Every thing is great here - colors, dinamic, POV.
cherryripe (21033) 2006-07-05 11:43
These monkeys are so cute. What type are they ? They are so sharp and I like how their tails curl around. The texture of the roof is so interesting. Excellent blurry background to set them off.
jjcordier (79074) 2006-07-05 11:50
Fantastic and funny dance of this monkeys. Very good, Vivek!
Angelillo (9374) 2006-07-05 11:57
Hi Vivek. Congratulations for this shot. You has captured the exact moment, and the perfect focus done the photo very vivacious.
feather (51130) 2006-07-05 12:12
Fantastic shot. I know these monkeys can be a nuisance, but to me they are very exotic. Excellent composition with the blurred city down below. The monkeys are captured in perfect sharpness.
summersun (4978) 2006-07-05 12:25
good capture, I like the movement of the monkeys and the view behind them, it makes me dizzy ;)
I had a nasty encounter with those monkeys while I was in India, they didn't like the fact that I was taking a picture of them and they wanted to attack me !!
mdetay (4865) 2006-07-05 12:31
This is a nice one. Excellent expressions of the animals. Nice background. Good colors. Everything is captured. Well done.
This is not monkey business!
goodwill (4226) 2006-07-05 12:46
Congratulations for the half century buddy. Bol pawn putra Hanuman ki Jai.
From photographer to an expert photoshopper, your journey is going great.
Monkey magic again.
You have hit the bulls eye.
Its time to celebrate.
delkoo (68) 2006-07-05 13:01
What a great shot again !
Excellent work. I enjoy colours POV AND FOCUS.
ArtLook (2348) 2006-07-05 13:41
Very good shot. Two monkeys look very sharp with contrast of blured background with cityscape. Great composition, Bravo!
with BEST Regards,
quillo (11850) 2006-07-05 13:58
Hi Vivek, magnificent shot that impresses me by the height in which it seems that they are the MONKEYS, is an image that with your permission I am going away to keep between my favorites, by the good color, the perfect light and mainly by the originality of the photo.
A strong hug from Spain.
PS: in days I go of trip and India to visit your country for the first time, I hope to have good experiences.
lasscor (7640) 2006-07-05 14:42
Great colors, light, pov, textures and sharpness.
I like much the texture of the roof in foreground and the blurred city in background.
ben4321 (9875) 2006-07-05 14:57
This is my favourite shot of yours since the one of the camel you posted a while back.
The pose of the two monkeys is quite comical, they both appear to be looking at the same thing. Maybe they were chasing another monkey, who knows...
The view of the city behind provides an excellent background and helps the viewer to understand where the shot was taken.
This is really excellent, it made me smile as soon as I saw it.
Keep it up.
hdl (7007) 2006-07-05 15:57
Amazing! Well done and well seen. Hope you didn't take too many risks to do this; I'm getting slightly vertigo from seeing it. congratulations for this marvellous shot.
Budapestman (82620) 2006-07-05 18:14
Excellent shot! Very interesting composition and POV, great mood! I like it, thank you, nice days,
christlagat (540) 2006-07-05 20:13
really great shot, with wonderful colors and perfect dof!
I love it!
Bravo et merci.
taj (22) 2006-07-06 3:08
Good shot, It looks as if the langoors are on the fight with another group, or is it a time to choose a new leader for them
sayan (2617) 2006-07-06 6:29
Wow, what a lovely shot Vivek. Very bright, lovely saturation and sharpness. I like the way you have captured those on top of the fort with the beautiful Jaipur city below! Very well done.
kala_way (5) 2006-07-06 14:34
Very interesting and clear shot.
In the thumbnail I thought the background was water, intriguing surprise.
elmec (12210) 2006-07-06 15:58
When You must to go to took this photo?
The perspective is incredible!
Perfect sharpness and background!
mbasil (2129) 2006-07-06 23:04
Wonderful, Vivek! Great eye and great capture.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-07-07 4:34
very nice shot, they are really daring monkeys, looks like a long way down, great sharp shot, well done
heeru (12) 2006-07-07 11:57
How are you? This is a super shot! Well composed and beautiful colours. Well done!
See you in Germany soon :)
Angshu (56592) 2006-07-08 3:38
Let me add a wee bit to the numerous critiques you've got & so much deserved. This is a fabulous photograph...the sharpness is astonishing & DOF is amazing. Excellently composed & well framed. Don't thank..you deserve plaudits for this excellent shot
abulafia (4900) 2006-07-08 7:27
this shot is amazing, very sharp and colourful, the blurred city as a background is probably what really makes this shot stand out.
danyy (0) 2006-07-10 15:14
c'est très impressionnant de voir ces singes à l'aise à une telle hauteur, semblant ignorer le vertige.
Une photo qui rend si bien cette impression d'altitude avec cette DOF judicieuse.
Un cadrage extraordinaire.
BIen vu et réalisé.
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-07-11 11:08
Amazing and fantastic photo! Excellent POV, wonderful colors. Brawo!
thanks for sharing
rhizomes (15343) 2006-07-11 12:51
Very impressive point of view !! Great monkey dance and nice colors...
A wonderful job !!
yanseiler (20) 2006-07-12 10:07
Hi Vivek, a very nice composition, the monkeys are well placed and the bokeh is very nice with all the colorful houses. The colors are awesome and the texture of the monkeys hair is very nice...
Dari (24) 2006-07-12 11:05
Good evening, Vivek :)
Wonderful fun composition, great POV. I have never visited Jaipur, but my bf was there and told me a lot about Java Mahal...and monkeys!!! Colours and texture are awesome!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-07-12 13:57
Wow! What a great shot! I saw a documentary of the monkeys living in Jaipur. The focus on them and the blurry city in the background is amazing. Great compo.
Janice (4403) 2006-07-16 5:40
Hi Vivek, what an awesome photo. The monkeys (and you) are so high up and the town below is a long way down. Excellent sharpness of the monkeys, and the rotting and rusty roof. Well doine
Please don't reply as I accept your thanks.
nivas37 (662) 2006-07-16 14:09
Theres nothing more that I can about this pic, than is already said by the loads of other TE-ers. However, I'll take the priviledge of marking the 100th point on this photo!
Thanks for sharing this really wonderful picture!
Rgds / Nivas
carper (96) 2006-07-16 14:12
I have no commnt, because I like the shot a lot Vivek.
the composition is realy nice the pov and the dof are great,
the colours are good and the quality is very good, this is a top shot of yours, very good job,
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-07-17 11:02
Exelent shot Vivek!!! I enjoy a lot those monkeys and the bahek with the city in the back. Exelent POV and DOF.
jinju (14265) 2006-07-22 5:46
I keep clicking on your profile and this one keep taunting me, just asking to be critiqued. Its a superb shot, both in how youve composed this and how you postprocessed it. The bokeh is really nice, which is usually something Id associate with a DSLR but your camera isnt one. I think you were really helped by the distance between the foreground and the background. The postprocessing here is fantastic. What exactly did you do?
banyanman (7789) 2006-07-31 9:13
Hi Vivek. I can understand why this image has attracted so many comments - it's just great and really stands out as something different. The contrast between your in-focus monkeys and the coloured buildings in the background is just amazing. And the rusty tones and detail of the fort wall adds another point of interest. Just one question though: Is this full frame or did you crop it at all? If you cropped it, I would have corrected the tilt, but if it is full frame then I would agree with leaving the composition as it is otherwise you would have had the left hand monkey too close to the edge of the frame if you'd tried to straighten it. Cheers . . . David
veronika (6058) 2006-08-01 3:50
i just saw this one in your featured photos and it´s really WORTH to see, great work!!
No more words, just great ;)
A nice day for you!
donluicu (24724) 2006-08-02 12:46
i have to say that this image is very nice;.
the PP is wonderful...
ruisc_pt (10892) 2006-08-03 17:05
partha (14020) 2006-08-04 15:10
How can I missed that one. U really extracted the bests from R1.
I like the dof control so creatively. the body languages show the full of enthusiasiam.Well timed and well framed.
I am seriously thinking to acquire one R1,.
igorw (107) 2006-08-08 8:51
Amazing mix - wild animals in the foreground and the urban background. Nicely captured.
Lynette (1615) 2006-08-09 14:13
An interesting and nicely divided picture. Left on the fortress are the moving monkeys and in the background the city deep down. The image well composed. How did you manage to capture this beautiful photo? Well done!
: ) Lynette
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-08-18 10:25
Hi vivek, ok ok you already know that this one is a treasure here on TE, a master piece. I still let a comment cause i love it, what a POV !!
I am speachless seeing it, and this is not the first time i'm watching it
All my congratulations for this beauty
maki (0) 2006-08-24 6:34
This is so powerful picture, excellent perspective, wonderful, vivid colors.
What to say after so many comments...
I love it,
HIRAKZ (168) 2006-08-26 15:11
Sound response was (and still is) natural.
Thanks for sharing,
ahmetgedikli (25587) 2006-08-27 6:09
Wonderful shot and composed!
Great colours, sharpness and good DOF.
napdsp (744) 2006-08-27 23:17
Incredible shot. YOu captured the sense of motion of the monkeys. The DOF is wonderful. The background of the city is really complimentary to the sharp subjects. It looks areally high also. Wonderful. TFS.
xavshot (69835) 2006-09-14 15:59
une photo très impressionnante qui bénéficie d'une excellente mise au point. J'aime beaucoup ce vide derrière ces signes. Belle qualité
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2006-09-28 15:57
WOW - this one is propably taken from the same place but in my opinion is better. Absolutely fantastic shot !! Great movement of this monkeys. CONGRATULATIONS - For me that`s one of "TOP 5" pictures that I saw on Trek Earth. Andrzej
vhemmati (616) 2006-10-12 21:14
What a nice point of view you had and you captured a lovely shot. I just think you edited it a little too much but all in all it is an awesome shot.
KevRyan (22956) 2006-10-20 17:44
It is really such a wonderful image - the shapes and movement oif the monkeys is caught so well and the bokeh is splendid - a really great image beautifully rendered!
best wishes kev
peco85 (921) 2006-12-18 18:26
I don't know how you did that but these monkeys are just wonderful and sharp and so full of life! I really liked this one! Amazing creatuers the apes are indeed!:)
nirajsinha (857) 2007-01-10 4:43
Are you a photographer or a magician? What a nice catch of unique moment. Great work done.
eversmile (11636) 2007-01-20 13:40
I love it. For its sharpness. For its colors. For its composition. For the capture of the monkeys's aesthetic movements. Greetings. Marine
boromare (366) 2007-01-24 18:18
very nice shot of monkey s.t f s.jean
GottaCarpeDiem (190) 2007-02-24 20:22
Congratulations Vivek, you have the HIGH SCORE here obviously! This picture is fantastic. Super-sharp, and fantastic colours, as are all your other pictures!
*** Ursula ***
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-02-25 5:23
Magnificent composition with great colors, light, pov, textures and sharpness.
I also like the texture of the roof in foreground and the blurred city in background.
My best wishes,
fayeulle (27827) 2007-02-27 22:57
This is a fantastic shot Vivek !
I realy like the way you compose the picture in two parts. The monkeys on the undifined but very coloured structure on the foreground; and the huge town in the background. For the town the blur is just perfect.
Realy well done.
mateosite (610) 2007-03-01 11:27
Hi vivek! pretty nice photo
those monkeys look amazing!
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-03-01 11:52
Excellent image, nice composition and colors.
cepekdong (3676) 2007-03-04 4:07
what a great pic of those monkeys. i love the sharpness and the bg in th epic. the height makes the pic interesting
jrleborgne (1554) 2007-04-05 18:53
Hello Vivek !
Jolly jumpers !
kseng76 (144) 2007-04-20 2:45
precious shot..wonderful DOF..great composition..as SabyaDA rightly pointed out, how can we think of liking it, we just LOVE it..how could I miss this pic for so long..
Ay_Ca (0) 2007-05-08 7:41
very nice pic.thank u
lelson (0) 2007-05-15 18:11
I can't imagine how you can catch those little demons. Good colors and very good definition. Impressive Carl Zeiss. Thx for sahre Vivek.
noborders (1010) 2007-05-19 9:30
I cannot resist and I'd like to add also a thank you to have posted this wonderful photo - so much part of India, and I don't see many langurs around here !
This is a wonderful shot, and I'll include it to my theme, if you don't object...
otherpete (22) 2007-06-02 6:52
I have seen this post several times now and I still break out into a sweat when I see it! Fantastic sense of depth.
Lissan (115) 2007-06-25 17:26
Wow, that's amazing! You've probably already gotten so many comments about what's good with the picture that I won't write it again, but W-O-O-W!
tober (8797) 2007-06-25 17:39
Very impressive and fascinating photo. Congratulations.
rubisheikh (77) 2007-06-25 17:53
Excellent work, detail, Colours, Sharpness, Composition,POV, Excellent Well done Best wishes Regards Rubi.
mpdre (1611) 2007-07-12 12:38
Hi Vivek! What a great photo! It is the first time I see it. Very good composition: two monkeys in action on a roof and the colorful city as a background. I like also the colors (mixture of brown-dark-orange for the roof and the multiple tonalities for the city). The photo is very sharp. Excellent!!!
mariasmirnova (391) 2007-10-02 8:08
Dear Vivek, please let me join all of those who favored this picture - it is reall fantastic! You've made a wonderful play of space, light and movement!
Thanks for sharing!
pascal-harbi (1005) 2007-10-17 10:03
Nice vivid colors and nice catch! The framing is great too... but... the thing disturbing me is the post-processing that is a bit too strong. You can see the halo around the monkeys... and this gives a bit an unnatural touch to the picture.
Jonas_Schmitt (3074) 2007-11-10 1:16
Excellent picture with fantastic sharpness and well saturated realistic colors.I like the positioning of the two monkeys very much and you chose a good point of view.Well done!
lucasgalodoido (21378) 2007-11-20 9:44
Fantastic shot! The sharpen of monkeys was great and I like of blurred background! Good Job!
Congratulations and Hug!
wag (651) 2007-12-07 11:53
yes great POV and DOV, well done also the subjets are great, wondreful
apucci (1020) 2008-03-12 7:10
Impressive scenario and decisive moment.
Really good colors too!
Felip (3907) 2008-03-12 7:38
Amazing shot!. At first, seeing the thumbnail, I thought it was a painting, and it SEEMS a painting. Very good job :)
Lika (268) 2008-03-12 7:39
Thank you for sharing!
smartcat (835) 2008-03-12 8:07
Good composition, point of view and colors!
michelloupis (0) 2008-08-29 10:24
Incredible! Superb shot!
calypsoaux (50) 2008-08-29 10:52
Wow! The colors, the focus and... the monkeys!
radiohead (359) 2008-08-29 22:29
This is a very impressive image! Fantastic POV, composition and of course great subjects.
Kind regards, Michele.
lysy (222) 2009-01-16 6:45
Amazing foto - great job:)
Beautiful colours, Very good composition, POV
Best Regards TOm
oana79 (128) 2009-01-21 5:07
What more can I add to the hundreds of applauses you have already received? It's like some kipling's characaters being brought to life :)) A rare view
Both thumbs up!
johnmcc (126) 2009-04-20 11:20
I love this shot. So glad I found it. It's an amazing POV. I want to play with them.
CLODO (32220) 2009-04-20 11:38
Very vivid shot with the 2 sharp monkeys and the blurred city in the background.
All the best
AnaRita (1741) 2009-05-06 4:12
Amazing photo! The fantastic POV, the strong colors (India's trademark :D), the perfect sharpen and those little fellows... Amazing!
Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing,
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-04-30 16:37
I DON'T AFRAID THE HEIGHTS BUT WITH YOUR SHOT YOU MAK ME DO - THAT MEANS THAT YOU HAVE ARRANGE AN EXCELLENT SHOT WITH EXCELLENT DOF.
THE LEVEL WHERE THE MONKEYS "DANCE" IS LIKE THE WING OF A PLANE (very old plane of course)
YOU HAVE A VERY GOOD EYE !
THANKS HERCULES ATHENS
- Copyright: Vivek Pratap Singh Sisodia (Dragonheart) (8414)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Decisive Moment
- Camera: SONY DSC-R1, Carl Zeiss VarioSonnar 2,8-4,8/14,3-71,5
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): MONKEYS OF JAIPUR, World for two, ** Noborder's favourite India photos (I), Isabela's favorites .., More than 200 points to 300 – photos, mes favorites (3) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-05 8:23
- Favorites: 26 [view]