Sumatran Orangutan~ My name is Ibu by Kimberly Chadwick

Sumatran Orangutan~ My name is Ibu by 

Sumatran Orangutan~ My name is Ibu

Taken at the El Paso Zoo, TX with a Canon Powershot SX40HS

Ibu ,the female Sumatran Orangutan is an artist. Her work has been featured in the book Fur in my Paint – Hardcover (Aug. 1, 2009) by Tifane Grace

She loves to taste as well as wear the paint as she works on her latest creation. She likes for the trainer/keeper to paint her nails with the paint first. A variety of different colors has to be offered to her. She will select only the colors she likes for the painting even if you rotate the colors, she will almost always choose the colors she really likes and will stick to them until she finishes her creation. Her favorite colors are red and purple. She paints like a mad woman when she is offered these two colors. If she is not in the mood to paint, she will throw the paint and brush back at her trainer/keeper. She’s a true artist because she needs to be inspired to paint. She seems to like to paint on big canvass instead of the smaller ones. With the big canvass, she will really get into her paintings because of all the space she has to paint on.

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Great capture,,,,beautiful clarity and detail!

  • Thank you Dlouise. This one was a difficult one for me~

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful close up my friend ! Hugs

  • Thank you Tom, it was a hard image to capture emotionally.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardabout 2 years ago

    I always feel so sorry for primates. They look so sad. You’ve captured that emotion well.

  • This gal hit me straight in the heart. it was very difficult for me to capture emotionally. I swear she looked right into my soul when I took this image. I thanked her and she walked away. I did some research on her to learn that she is well cared for and even gets to skype with others of her kind. Knowing that they are so close to not existing anymore breaks my heart. All in the name of development. Thank you for your words Nancy~

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 2 years ago

    March 25, 2013

    Wonderful work!

  • Thank you TeresaB!! I appreciate it!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • aprilann
    aprilannabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful! Would look great in the A Big Texas Experience gallery!

  • I appreciate the invite, thank you. Consider me joined :)

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Tayloralmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you so very much for the honor!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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