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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-08
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: My Africa adventure
Date Submitted: 2010-03-10 11:44
Viewed: 3589
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Baboon mother cuddling her baby. When you are born that ugly and still accepted by your mum, boy you must be the luckiest baboon in the world ;-)
Anyway, watching his profile he must have a good "ear" to listen at his mum.

Took this picture in the Chobe National Park near Kasane, just after sunrise, while light circumstances were fine (soft light) but not too bright. Used 320 ASA with a relative high shutter speed to prevent motion blur due the large focal length of 300mm.

Used the Sigma 70-300 zoom lens.

PP work: shot in Raw, adjusted brightness and contrast (all minor) converted to jpeg and a small adjustment of levels and curves. Small crop, resized and used USM for sharpening, add frame.

shelbeesmom, macedonia, lilimih33, mvdisco, mesquens1, bri, daisydaisy, urs0114, joopschotsman, MARINER has marked this note useful
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haha! What EARS!! I'm sure this baby is not ugly to his mama! This is a cute shot Hansie! I love how the baby is peaking out around the mama! All the light is focused on the baby! Now the mama, she IS ugly! haha!

Salut Hans
too cute this picture and very good quality

Beautiful details and colors.
Pozdrav Zoran

Hello Hans!
Very very good your capture of the baboon mother and her son.
Lovely perspective, great detail!
Best regards!

Hi Hans,
Very nice perpective and caught of view of this baboon mother and baby,
beautiful details and very sharp picture,
Nicely done.

Bonsoir Hans

Superbe portrait de cette mère aimante et protectrice!!
Les détails sont superbes!!!Belle lumière et beau cadrage!!
Bravo et TFS.

Hi Hans,
I like much this animalist portrait of mother and child!
The POV with the profil of the baboon mother is superb because it lets to see the adorable face of her baby who seems opening his clever eyes and his big ears on what you are doing with your camera.
I think this subject is timeless and this why I propose you a B&W version.
Bravo! Annie

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-03-11 2:20]

Hi Hans,
Nice shot, this is great in detail, colours and composition - good notes to. Best wishes

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-03-11 3:38]

What a cute capture !!!
That ear is gorgeous !
Adorable scene


Hello Hans

Wonderful feeling here ! this mother is so proud.
Fantastic photo in a excellent sharpness and detail.
Beautiful mood.
Clever pov, what a so superb moment. Amazing ear.

My compliments

Hi Hans.
Lovely capture and very good photo.
Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Bonjour Hans.
Magnifique portrait animalier de cette maman avec son bébé
L'expression du petit est superbe et tous les détails de l'image sont parfaits.

Bonne journée.

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  • S-moon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
  • [2010-03-14 11:33]

WOW wat een aap zeg! Prachtige uitdrukking wel...En een perfecte scherpe focus op de kleine. Heel goed gedaan!
Ik vind vooral het natuurlijke frame die de aap om de kleine vormt heel mooi. Veel zon, geen overbelichting. Heel goed gedaan!

TFS groetjes Simone

Hoi Hans,
Wat een sterke plaat is dit !
De crop is prachtig gekozen. De details en scherpte is super. Je ziet dat je met goede spullen werkt.
Erg mooi van kleur ook.

Hello dear Hans!

The loveliest care and relation on this Earth! No one can be so caring and loving as a mother is. Good moment captured with the lovely and cute baby. Nice details and from a good POV!

TFS, indeed lovely shot!

Best Regards,

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