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day 9. january 08. where i live. chimpanzee
day 9. january 08. where i live. chimpanzee
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Collection: ANIMALS IN ZOOS
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Canon
Location: taronga park zoo, sydney
Date: Jan 7, 2008
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2008

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Comments: 23
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a life in captivity ..
if animals have souls then this life would be soul destroying ..

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01/10/2008 08:19:51 PM
Yes, I so agree - it's heart breaking to see these intelligent and beautiful animals bored out of their minds in small habitats. That said, this is a very poignant photo.
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01/10/2008 01:24:58 AM
I am not a fan of zoos, but must admit to HATING anything in the monkey family. Still, this captures such sadness. Emotion is a wonderful thing to have. Great compassion with your capture and processing.
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01/09/2008 11:24:57 PM
I really agree with you on the other hand hopefully zoo's do help to educate some people
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01/09/2008 11:06:50 PM
oh, he looks so sad.
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01/09/2008 10:27:40 PM
He looks very sad indeed.
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01/09/2008 10:21:55 PM
great photo.lots of feeling in it.
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01/09/2008 08:56:36 PM
Very emotive image. I have mixed feelings about the whole zoo thing. On the whole I think they do some good, and it may be a case of a not perfect life for one animal resulting in research that improves the life of others of his kind in the wild. I'd like to think that, anyway. Some zoos are much better than others at caring for animals, or learning from them, or both. It's the ones that are good at neither that really break my heart.
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01/09/2008 07:11:27 PM
Yes I not sure deep down that I really like animal in captivity but I love seeing them so close, so accept the fact we have zoos...... This is another great shot, as you have a naxk of capturing the emotions of the animals. Well done gitl.....

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01/09/2008 05:40:53 PM
Roz, I was reading one of your comments on another thread where you said it looks like you live at the Zoo!!! hehehe..you are so clever! I chuckled out loud!

Please keep showing us your wonderful and all-so-touching animal images. It takes a special person to capture an animal's soul in a photo, but you and Sue manage to do this as regular as the sun shines!

I'm telling you whenever animals see my camera they turn their backs on me like your Zebras, and animals tend to like me..even my own birds and cat do it. Animals practically beg you to take their photo! So keep it up...please?!!

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01/09/2008 04:16:24 PM
Maybe you are doing a zoo animal's side challenge with a side challenge. Love the zoo shots, keep 'em coming.
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01/09/2008 01:58:18 PM
They really don't seem to take too well to living in captivity, do they? Too intelligent for it.
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01/09/2008 09:15:26 AM
Oh, he looks so bored! Poor chimp!
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01/09/2008 04:34:42 AM
not silly at all darlene ..
i reckon all positive thoughts, prayers and energy benefit each and every one of us .. we're all connected to each other and every living thing on this planet ..
thank you for the love .. :)xx
01/09/2008 03:58:01 AM
Breaks my heart completely into pieces. You sure captured the bleak sadness and hopelessness of this chimp. They are such social creatures in the wild. Thanks for sharing your amazing images of the animals Roz. I am touched to my soul. I know this sounds silly to say this on a public forum, but I am sending this chimp reiki energy and prayers.
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01/08/2008 11:43:15 PM
wow powerful image, a lot of emotion in some of these, nice work
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01/08/2008 10:46:08 PM
Don't apologize i animals.. this saddens me tho..
Get's me right in the heart..
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01/08/2008 10:23:07 PM
Like the processing you are good thanks for sharing
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01/08/2008 10:23:00 PM
i love taking pictures at the zoo and that's a great one. i like what you did to it. he looks like he's popping out of the photo
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01/08/2008 09:27:57 PM
Excellent detail in this shot. Another travesty of mans need to dominate.
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01/08/2008 09:24:35 PM
Love the PP. And never fear, you obviously live close enough to the zoo to have it count as home (for me). This photo is heartwrenching, yet very compelling too.
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01/08/2008 08:35:07 PM
Very nice job on the detail and the processing.
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01/08/2008 08:31:53 PM
He looks so sad. The colour is nice, but I feel sorry for him.
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01/08/2008 08:05:01 PM
so sad... captivity comes across very strong.
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