I must say I thought this first one, the gibbon, was a trick image of an actor in an ape suit for Halloween! The hair on the back of the neck looked, at first, like it was from the head part of the costume. The long arms? Well I am not seeing them move. Still, the ground looks genuine enough. As Don points out, this does make Darwin look smart!Jeff O'Neil said:Thought I'd add a couple of my own for consideration.
The first is a crop of a shot taken through almost white pleiglass after years of abuse. This Gibbon decided to stand up and I jumped a railing and pressed the camera right up to the plexiglass. This is called Darwin.
Next is Charles a Silberback gorrila. I found Charles almost pouting in the corner. The zoo attendant expaline the other's had been quite..ahem..frisky that morning and Charles was rejected and not invited to partake. Hence he was hunkered down in amongst the rocks all afternoon.
Hope you enjoy looking forward to comments.
Asher,Asher Kelman said:Jeff,
I now realize how incredibly long the gibbon's arms are. They almost reach his feet, They are, it seems, double the length expected from human proportions. Still, from the posture, at least, the guy looks like an actor on a movie set! Do you have any more pictures? I'm interested to know what benefit there would be for man to lose all that hair?
I really like this portrait. I think that's partly because his expression looks so human, or at least we empathize with his feelings.Asher Kelman said:Bob,
That gorilla sure is interested! Now how does he geet the apple? Does he wait, puzzled or has he have insight and know the sun will melt the ice or else does he smash it with a stick?
Anyway, it is a revealing portrait!
Thanks for sharing,
Asher Kelman said:So tell us where each was taken and how. There must be a story with each one!
The bear impresses me but in final thoughts, the last one, with the golden light on the neck of the bird is definately the best picture. The bear, white on white is technically harder to shoot and even harder to print.
The bird landing is however, just perfect!
.Mike Spinak said:Ivan,
That's a lovely shot, though I'd prefer if there was a little more space to the left of the background penguin's beak.