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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Singapore Zoo
Date: Jul 13, 2008
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Animals, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 21 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.9004
Avg (commenters): 7.9109
Avg (participants): 6.9243
Avg (non-participants): 6.7632
Views since voting: 2651
Views during voting: 815
Votes: 512
Comments: 107
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/17/2009 11:48:43 PM
Great capture --- and great lighting/color/DOF as well. This is an amazing photograph. Nice work. 10
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03/17/2009 10:29:17 PM
Great focus, and colors. One of the better animal shot in the challenge. Good Luck.
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03/17/2009 10:12:28 PM
Really good stuff. Wonderful.
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03/17/2009 09:10:21 PM
Perfect exposure and DOF
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03/17/2009 07:27:12 PM
Adorable and fun. GOod stuff.

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03/17/2009 06:54:29 PM
Good capture of personality. The composition is good aswell. well done
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03/17/2009 05:05:38 PM
Great focus!
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03/17/2009 04:21:16 PM
This I like, it's a great animal shot that is emotive, has great DOF but also tells a story.
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03/17/2009 03:59:36 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! Great clarity - phenomenal eye detail. Can't wait to see your techs on this - love it!!
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03/17/2009 03:21:18 PM
Very good detail and focus. The little ones expression makes me laugh. Nice capture.
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03/17/2009 03:20:39 PM
i think ive seen these guys before. great photo. detail is anazing. its crystal clear-9

changing to ten
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03/17/2009 12:09:39 PM
Funny for sure!
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03/17/2009 04:49:53 AM
This is a gorgeous family shot of wildlife. Love the direct look
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03/17/2009 02:30:17 AM
Nice shot. Good expressions and color.
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03/17/2009 01:58:18 AM
Brilliant capture.
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03/16/2009 10:55:46 PM
priceless one of my 10's
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03/16/2009 06:16:28 PM
lol! great expression of enthusiasm on baby's face, and resignation/tolerance? on adult's. 8
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03/16/2009 03:17:19 PM
Very expressive! This would be a great shot for a nature publication.
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03/16/2009 12:59:38 PM
nice and sharp - great portrait
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03/16/2009 10:59:03 AM
I expect we'll see this on the front page... WOW! It's almost surreally perfect.
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03/16/2009 05:32:41 AM
Very well done! Like the expressions & tack sharp focus.If I am not mistaken they already grabbed a ribbon for you. That's why they are looking more happier to me :)
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03/16/2009 05:29:04 AM
So cute!!
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03/16/2009 04:53:39 AM
Great crisp shot with the colors maybe a little over processed but effective all the same.
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03/16/2009 01:44:37 AM
Good details, focus and exposure.
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03/15/2009 11:46:21 PM
No vote, the focus on the eyes is really excellent. Really captivating. Again careful with the burning on the hands of the younger chimp.
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03/15/2009 10:17:11 PM
Cute. Nice processing.
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03/15/2009 07:54:51 PM
wonderful
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03/15/2009 06:38:05 PM
Good details
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03/15/2009 05:21:10 PM
A very memorable image. NGM quality. 9
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03/15/2009 04:54:04 PM
The color and clarity are outstanding in this...you have very much brought this photo to life!

Great self-portrait, whose your little friend!?! ;P
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03/15/2009 04:25:42 PM
Very crisp and sharp, nice DOF and a good composition.
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03/15/2009 03:42:08 PM
Delightful chimpanzee mother and child shot. Love those expressions. 7
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03/15/2009 03:20:46 PM
Hey I remember this little guy. Another great capture.
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03/15/2009 01:34:59 PM
great capture of action. Looks overprocessed for my taste
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03/15/2009 12:06:48 PM
great use of dof, fine moment to catch
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03/15/2009 11:54:13 AM
Awesome!!! Perfect in every way!
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03/15/2009 11:51:23 AM
Exceptional 8
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03/15/2009 10:40:37 AM
very very nice. national geographic would blessed to have this great of a shot. 10
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03/15/2009 10:24:09 AM
Great capture very cute.
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03/15/2009 10:22:53 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 09:32:50 AM
An awesome Photo. You have really caught their personallities. Great shot. Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge.
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03/15/2009 09:16:01 AM
Great shot. Great focus, very sharp.
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03/15/2009 05:11:49 AM
very nice
brano
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03/15/2009 03:38:02 AM
Cute family portrait. Nice colored eyes.
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03/15/2009 01:19:16 AM
Great capture but maybe a touch over processed for my liking. But overall a nice wildlife shot.
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03/14/2009 11:51:13 PM
well done!
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03/14/2009 11:40:48 PM
Is this the famous kung fu monkey? I seem to recall it from a previous challenge. Excellent clarity and detail.
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03/14/2009 11:28:33 PM
Oh how cute - very well done!!
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03/14/2009 11:09:17 PM
How cute are they!??! What perfect expressions you've captured. This is just brilliant.
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03/14/2009 09:31:32 PM
Aren't they fun!! I love the interaction that you captured here.
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03/14/2009 09:23:01 PM
Beautiful image - I love the detail in the eyes and face. The greens look a tad too saturated, as they detract from the subjects somewhat (same with the young chimps' hand) but very strong composition.
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03/14/2009 08:07:20 PM
You are too cute. The color is nice. DOF works.
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03/14/2009 02:44:36 PM
Very sweet. A little oversaturated on the hands and eyes.
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03/14/2009 01:22:52 PM
Great light and detail. Love the way the apes are looking right at you.
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03/14/2009 11:21:17 AM
awwwwwwwww how cute 8
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03/14/2009 11:06:30 AM
They are so cute - great colors here and a good shot!!
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03/14/2009 10:11:10 AM
beautiful sharpness and dof. lovely colors.
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03/14/2009 06:02:29 AM
fantastic focus on their faces, great nature shot
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03/14/2009 05:47:13 AM
cute
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03/14/2009 05:18:21 AM
excellent focus and sharpness. a tad oversaturated.
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03/14/2009 04:33:57 AM
a touch oversaturated but awesome otherwise, well done
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03/14/2009 03:35:40 AM
Beautyful picture
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03/13/2009 11:59:56 PM
Excellent monkey candid :)
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03/13/2009 09:04:05 PM
Beautiful capture of this interaction. Great detail in the fur and the lil guys eyes are perfect. Congrats.
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03/13/2009 06:25:49 PM
This is really amazing... 10
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03/13/2009 06:12:16 PM
wow ... DOF is perfect ... love that Mom is looking right at the camera ... fantastic capture
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03/13/2009 04:41:15 PM
Great job bringing out their features, especially the faces. They look so human-like.
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03/13/2009 03:51:13 PM
Terrific, you get my 1st 10+fav. Good luck.
Should come in the top 3. Good luck.
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03/13/2009 02:30:51 PM
Stunning!
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03/13/2009 01:43:08 PM
Absolutely, completely and utterly gorgeous!
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03/13/2009 12:57:18 PM
Wonderful capture and focus.
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03/13/2009 12:12:08 PM
This has a great HDR look, excellent detail, contrast color and movement! Couldn't be better! 10
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03/13/2009 11:03:46 AM
Oh, well... Technically this is outstanding; exposure and processing are excellent, framing/composition is spot-on, and you basically have eye contact with both beasts.

A particularly compelling aspect of the image is how the baby is reaching out, palm upwards, as if to cup her face, and how she is pointing directly at the baby herself. This gestural sophistication is lifting the shot above the usual, mundane-but-technically-excellent captive animal shots we see at DPC.

Good work and a bump from me out of the screening group.
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03/13/2009 09:21:12 AM
This is an amazing capture.. looks like National Geographic!
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03/13/2009 08:29:58 AM
Their expressions are great. 10 from me (my first one of the challenge I think)
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03/13/2009 05:59:24 AM
nice animal portrait, these two look like fun to watch, good detail
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03/13/2009 04:59:49 AM
I usually do not care for chimp pictures, but this is outstanding. Beautiful rich colours, tack sharp, wonderfuly clear. 8
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03/13/2009 03:19:59 AM
He's just pullin' yer leg. ;-) Sure they look all cute and harmless now, but remember what happens in the future!
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03/12/2009 09:35:04 PM
Nice capture
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03/12/2009 08:13:18 PM
Coming back to comment...

This is just so darn adorable! The baby appears to be having a ta-da moment, mom has a happy grin at his antics. Love it! 10
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03/12/2009 07:51:44 PM
Great job of capturing the personalities of the beasts. Technically a lovely shot too. Great detail, great comp.
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03/12/2009 06:52:45 PM
One of a kind moment!! I love it! A+ all around
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03/12/2009 02:38:45 PM
Nice shot. Was it karate day?
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03/12/2009 02:20:41 PM
LOL! Great lighting and detail. 9
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03/12/2009 01:28:58 PM
Back to comment: Try desaturating the red channel in Hues/Saturation about 50% then bump the upper quadrant in curves to brighten a bit. It will look alot more natural.
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03/12/2009 11:59:23 AM
Great portrait of these two... you captured them very well.
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03/12/2009 11:45:19 AM
Great capture. Nice and sharp especially the eyes.
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03/12/2009 09:38:09 AM
Nice moment well captured. The sharpness and color are awsome.
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03/12/2009 09:20:17 AM
Very sweet :-) Great detail and sharpness.
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03/11/2009 11:25:08 PM
What wonderful timing. This shot is very nice and clean, great use of available light.
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03/11/2009 10:46:44 PM
Perfect focus. Just the right amount of DOF. Great expressions. Ideal shot.
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03/11/2009 09:36:24 PM
Love it! 9
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03/11/2009 09:06:01 PM
Makes me smile.
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03/11/2009 08:13:02 PM
Great shot!
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03/11/2009 07:59:49 PM
Ah, a family portrait. You've captured the details and colors perfectly.
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03/11/2009 06:37:32 PM
I would tone down the saturation a touch for added reality. The photo speaks for itself and doesn't need it.
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03/11/2009 06:16:31 PM
WOW WOW. double wow for this one.
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03/11/2009 05:42:12 PM
I know I have seen one like this before!!! Great expression on both of them, and great colour.
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03/11/2009 03:08:37 PM
really love the colors and tones...you didn't push things to much, excellent balance
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03/11/2009 11:07:28 AM
nice colors, great composition, very nice picture
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03/11/2009 11:05:50 AM
I must revisit the Singapore zoo. Great capture and very good editing. I expect this to do well.
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03/11/2009 10:19:05 AM
Beautiful. Great emotion conveyed (not to mention unbelievably great lighting on your subjects).
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03/11/2009 09:36:45 AM
nice capture of the moment
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03/11/2009 09:24:25 AM
This made me laugh. Hahaha. Darling!
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03/11/2009 09:01:39 AM
What a wonderful, stunning shot. Love the timing of the capture that has this young chimp playfully hamming it up for the camera. Even though these two primates do not speak it is their expressions and actions that speak to us. This is the banter I see between them. He looks like he is trying very much to get the attention of the adult chimpanzee. The young one's hand is stretched out ready to grab the chin of the adult and say "Hey! Pay attention to me!" The adult however has the typical adult expression (and I can identify with this:-) ) of "Hang on! Just a minute there is something that I need to look into". Great lighting, great detail, great colors, and great mood capture - 9
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03/11/2009 04:30:19 AM
Super cute. Lovely sharp image and the animals actualy look happy which makes a change for a zoo shot.
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03/11/2009 01:16:34 AM
Love the sharp details in this
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