Olive baboon

Baboons are usually photographed whilst engaged in behaviour of some kind. I made a simple portrait of this male because I find their most striking feature is their long faces. I composed to exclude all background and waited until he was looking directly at me, with the autofocus point over his eyes. To me, having his face on the third of a landscape format image makes a stronger composition than placing it centrally in portrait format. I converted to monochrome to emphasise form of his features and the texture of his fur.

F/10, 1/50th second, ISO 400
Accepted: Midland 2013, Port Talbot 2013, Gia Dinh (Vietnam) 2014, Smethwick 2014, Kumanovo (Macedonia) 2014, Tourism 2014 - Nicosia (Cyprus)

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Olive baboon

Baboons are usually photographed whilst engaged in behaviour of some kind. I made a simple portrait of this male because I find their most striking feature is their long faces. I composed to exclude all background and waited until he was looking directly at me, with the autofocus point over his eyes. To me, having his face on the third of a landscape format image makes a stronger composition than placing it centrally in portrait format. I converted to monochrome to emphasise form of his features and the texture of his fur.

F/10, 1/50th second, ISO 400
Accepted: Midland 2013, Port Talbot 2013, Gia Dinh (Vietnam) 2014, Smethwick 2014, Kumanovo (Macedonia) 2014, Tourism 2014 - Nicosia (Cyprus)

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