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Sudhir Shivaram
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I had never looked at the nails of a bonnet macaque at such close quarters. I was amazed at the well maintained nails. Photographed at BRT Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:49 am
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Sudhir Shivaram
Bangalore, India
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Sudhir Shivaram  Joined CNP On 22 May 2008    Total Image posts 9    -   Total Image Comments 42    -   Image Post to Comment Ratio 1:5    -   Image Comment Density 39     -     Total Forum Posts 3

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:17 am

Beautiful image and a nice perspective Sudhir. I would crop till dark shades at the top - it will stand out much better. Selective dof and sharp rendering of the hand makes this image for me ! Thanks for sharing.

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Commentby Sudhir Shivaram on Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:32 am

Thanks Ganesh. I was in twin minds on cropping out the dark patch on top. That's the other hand of the macaque. Will try out that crop and see how it looks.

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Sudhir Shivaram
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Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:21 am

Sudhir, This is top class beautiful image. Beautiful hairs, wrinkles and nails. Very well seen and captured here. TFS. Agree with Ganesh on top dark portion. Very apt title too.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:48 am

Keep coming back to it Sudhir, lovely perspective - as if it wanted to touch something in front of its hand. The fingers resembling humans and posture of the hand (can I touch you?) evokes a strong feeling of relation between it and we humans. You have a winner here...

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» Last edited by Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:54 pm; edited 1 time in total

Commentby Sudhir Shivaram on Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:22 pm

Thanks Ganesh. As I said, that dark patch was the other hand, and with that it was scratching this hand...and that's how I got this pose. And at minimum focusing distance with this monster lens, we get completely different perspective of the common subjects. This was very co-operative and within the view finder I was scanning the macaque to see how I can be creative with what portion of the body.....

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Sudhir Shivaram
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Commentby Ashwini Kumar Bhat on Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:28 pm

This is simply a great perspective Sudhir. The color difference between the hairy portion and the skin and the DoF gradation in the image is giving it the required punch. Staring at it for some time evokes lots of thoughts in the mind. Thanks for sharing this image across.

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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:02 pm

Wow Sudhir super shot. Some how this image reminds me of the famous pic of Jane Goodall and a Chimp's hand trying to touch her, shot by NGC. It gives the viewer some thing very real with which he can relate to. Brilliant shot!

Commentby Nilanjan Das on Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:18 pm

Its a lovely perspective. Very touching effect in this image.

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Commentby Kaushik Balakumar on Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:46 am

This is easily one amongst ur best images Sudhir. Marvelous. U've just chosen the right amount of 'narrowness' in DOF & details are just splendid. Colours & exposure puts it on top.

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Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:57 am

Saw this on a uncalibrated display, now watching on my Mac, the hand pops out so realistically as if wanting you to cuddle. I really liked the use of the dof and the tonality in this image, I agree on the top dark crop. Superb image from you Sudhir.

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Commentby Sudhir Shivaram on Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:51 am

Thanks for the comments folks..I agree with on the top black patch. I have posted a cropped image without that on INW. I am not sure how to re-post here.
http://www.indianaturewatch.net/display ... p?id=60829

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Sudhir Shivaram
Bangalore, India
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Commentby Kaushik Balakumar on Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:42 am

Sudhir, I had to come back to this image...
The hand looks REAL - very very real. It feels like 3 dimensional.

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Commentby Rajarshi Banerji on Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:32 pm

Simply a masterpiece...


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