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Making the most of confinement
Making the most of confinement

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Challenge: National Parks (Standard Editing*)
Location: Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Date: Aug 27, 2016
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2016

Went to the zoo for the girlfriends birthday, so figured was the perfect time to dust off the camera.

Place: 120 out of 131
Avg (all users): 4.9451
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.0508
Avg (non-participants): 4.7500
Views since voting: 127
Views during voting: 141
Votes: 91
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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11/24/2016 06:58:38 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This is a very sad and poignant image...as your title suggests, the primate here definitely seems resigned to their fate.

Technically, the exposure and use of ambient light is quite good and gives a natural feel to the image. The line of the hammock is a good place to start, but it is so far in towards the centre of the image that there is precious little room left for the subject. That screen of foliage across the face doesn't help much, and trying to eliminate same in post is almost impossible; trying to alter your stance might have let you get a clear shot. If the whole image were scooted over by 1/3, the image could be immeasurably improved.

In terms of meeting the challenge criteria, I don't think many voters would have thought of this as a National Parks shot. Even though it is a wild animal park, it basically translates as a zoo shot; we just don't have these primates scampering loose across North America anymore!

Overall a very good attempt, feel free to PM me with any questions. I do hope you choose to continue to enter challenges here.

09/07/2016 06:53:53 AM
Thanks for the replies guys :)

RE: the distracting leaf, that's actually the cage mesh (they were behind 2 layers of them) :(
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2016 08:46:16 PM
An environmental portrait. Great job.
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09/05/2016 05:11:22 PM
Heart breaking
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09/03/2016 08:12:06 PM
Somebody should call the Sierra Club, alert them to all the wonderful photos in this challenge. It's truly amazing. What a beautiful planet we have to live on. Thanks for posting this shot
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09/02/2016 02:00:24 PM
National Zoo? I just wish the leaf/stem wasn't over his/her face. It's just a little distracting.
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