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    Smile Gentle Monkey

    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    Composition and Sharpness

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    Primate photography

    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Singapore Zoo , Overcast Weather , This monkey is not afraid with human , he always want see the human interaction surround him .

    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    Underexpose


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    Default Re: Gentle Monkey

    I even don't remember what is the monkey name , haizz....

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    Default Re: Gentle Monkey

    Nothing wrong with sharpness(and sharpness should be equipment based, I think you meant focusing issues?). I think the branches at the back are a bit distracting. However, I thought this was a pretty good shot! Nothing much to crtique about. I liked the eye-contact you made and the unique pose that the monkey was in.

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    Default Re: Gentle Monkey

    Not a bad shot, the monkey is reasonably sharp. Perhaps you can consider some touch up - (1) cropping off those extra space on the left (up to the tree trunk) and (2) up the exposure slightly. I downloaded your pic and touch up abit. See if this is slightly better - http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/500/medium/monkey9.jpg
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    Default Re: Gentle Monkey

    Slight underexposure, focus is ok but would have preferred a shallower DOF. Composition wise, I think it would look better if you make a tighter crop around the monkey, too much background can be distracting and irrelevant. Good attempt
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    Default Re: Gentle Monkey

    if I am not wrong, it is probably a species of the Lemur family.

    Exposure look ok. Overall seems ok. Composition, there are lots of distracting elements in the photo that is not helping the photo overall.

    The crop by kwttan seems to have improve the composition. Maybe an even tighter crop and focus on the face and half body may be better.
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    Default Re: Gentle Monkey

    Quote Originally Posted by kwttan View Post
    Not a bad shot, the monkey is reasonably sharp. Perhaps you can consider some touch up - (1) cropping off those extra space on the left (up to the tree trunk) and (2) up the exposure slightly. I downloaded your pic and touch up abit. See if this is slightly better - http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/500/medium/monkey9.jpg
    i feel the original version, the eyes stands out more. ur edited composition is better though.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Thanks for all your comments , guys .

    Appreciated it , got the idea about crops on the left side , give better result .

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