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    Vervet Monkey - revisited

    Vervet's are great fun to photograph as they are always on the move which is a challenge. I managed to snap these whilst they were moving about in ths huge tree in the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. I played with the image again see below.

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    C&C most welcome.
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    Re: Vervet Monkey

    Wonderful images! You were certainly up to the challenge of freezing that movement Lovely and sharp with great detail. Composition-wise the second one is my favourite, though I wonder if it might be possible to add just a little more light to the monkeys face so that the eyes are more clearly visible and contrasting. Love the texture in the bark of the tree too... just enough that the monkeys didn't fade into it. Generally great pics!

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    Re: Vervet Monkey

    Hi Trace. Many thanks for the input, I will look at your comments to see what I can do with regards to the light in the eyes.

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    Wonderful images.

    About the light - the deep eye sockets are going to make adjustment a bit of a challenge bearing in mind the direction of the light.

    I would take out the 2 specks of white to the left of the face in #2.

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    Re: Vervet Monkey

    Hi Bobo, thanks for the comments. I never noticed the white specks on the face, you have a good eye for detail. And noted about the depth of the eyes and direction of the light.

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    Re: Vervet Monkey

    Beautiful Images! Sure does look challenging... you were definitely up to the challenge

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    Re: Vervet Monkey

    Hi James, many thanks, I must admit it is great fun.

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    Re: Vervet Monkey

    Hi, I had a look at the spots and eyes and did alterations.

    C&C please

    Vervet Monkey

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    Re: Vervet Monkey

    Geat images of interesting animals...

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    Re: Vervet Monkey

    Hi Richard - many thanks.

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    Re: Vervet Monkey

    Purely in the interest of science, would you please post a photo of a male vervet so our fellow members can really see what colour "Monkey-Nut Blue" is.

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    Re: Vervet Monkey

    Mark - purely in the intest of good taste I don't have one - rest assured I will try on my next trip to capture them "Blue-nuts"

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