No explanation needed.

Canon EOS 5D
Canon lens EF180mm macro 3.5 L Ultrasonic
afternoon light
Focal length 180mm
Exposure 1/500 sec.
Metering mode: Pattern
Exposure compensation: -1 step.

Thanks for looking – view large.

Cheers Crispin.



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  • Will Barton
    Will Bartonover 5 years ago

    I was wondering “What the hell has Crispin been up to?” when I saw the thumbnail! Great shot.

  • LOL….what, fancy dress or something? Thank Will.
    It was depressing seeing these wonderful creatures climbing from concrete trees (posts) to steel branches and every now and then they would give you this very sad look….right into your eyes.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • AngieM
    AngieMover 5 years ago

    great mood here!! well done!

  • Thanks Angie. It was the mood I was trying to capture. They did look awfully sad :-(

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • DragonFlyer
    DragonFlyerabout 4 years ago

    Yes. I’m so so sorry to see that this was here to be photographed. Though – as it is – I wish I had managed to capture an image as moving and emotive as this.

  • Yes, not much fun. I don’t visit zoos in the city anymore, the ones out in the country seem to be better. I know they have their uses but in a city??!!

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

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