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    Just love Langur monkeys, they always look like 'wise old men', but their eyesight and alarm calls are the Tigers worst nightmare, but for other animals - a savour.

    Thanks to those who posted or viewed on the last posting.

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    Subject: Grey Langur (Semnopithecus)
    Location: India
    Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
    Lens: EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXT HH
    Exposure: 1/640s at f/11 ISO2500 EV +0.33
    Original format: Portrait, very slight crop from the top and RHS
    Processed via: LRC 9.4 & PS2020
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    A very good evening to you Steve,

    There's something about your subject looking up that's so cute and so 'heavenly'... the pose truly makes the image for me.
    Love those fine hairs (beautiful detail BTW)...and pastel colours...just cannot take my eyes off this image What was the subject looking at?
    Very nice BG, techs look good, well exposed, F11 great choice. Maybe a tad more space on the left and less on the right, if you have it?
    Beautifully processed and presented, a pleasure to view - thank you so much for sharing,

    Warmest regards,
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Hi Gabriela, agree on more to the left, hey Ho… what were they looking at, well some were sitting feeding, others were above them on the branches, so I guess, just watching the antics above.

    PP keep it open and brighter for the face, then you can address the rest. Detail, they just ooze it and easy to retain the fine fur, you know how too. Thought I would post this one, as the other, the eyes were more in shade but the hair was perhaps better jutting out???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Hi Gabriela, agree on more to the left, hey Ho… what were they looking at, well some were sitting feeding, others were above them on the branches, so I guess, just watching the antics above.

    PP keep it open and brighter for the face, then you can address the rest. Detail, they just ooze it and easy to retain the fine fur, you know how too. Thought I would post this one, as the other, the eyes were more in shade but the hair was perhaps better jutting out???
    Steve, I am loving this one ! Pose is just awesome, keeps me glued to the screen. Those fine hairs aaaaargh, they look combed, so tempted to touch the screen Maybe share the other one too, folk must see. But this is definitely the best, the expression is awesome!
    Gabriela Plesea

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    No quibbles or suggestions from me it looks pretty darned good to me.

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    Thank you Jon.
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    This is lovely... I think you outdid yourself in capturing the image and post processing. I keep going back and looking at the image. Thank you for sharing.
    Joe Przybyla

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    Cheers Joe.
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    Hi Steve ..... top top notch processed , a little masterpiece !!!! LOVE IT
    I do like the look up pose of the Langur ...
    From the aesthetic POV I wish for a different crop ... more left and less right .
    Tones and color transitions are looking sooooo cool .

    Brilliant work Steve

    TFS Andreas

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    I could see it cropped more from the right. The pose is interesting with the monkey looking up.

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