Thank you Primate Art for taking such an interest and such a love of my work in Japan on these lovely animals. I was very fortunate to have come across this place and even more fortunate to try and work out how to get them from where I was staying in the area. The expressions are of course, one of main reasons for photographing these animals. There is the ‘cute factor’ but there is also the ‘emotional factor’. Its the task of the photographer to grab the ‘thoughtful expression’ rather than a ‘sad’ one. Sometimes its the comical one.
Deep In Thought was a photographic triumph of years of ‘average amateur photography’. Its the shot of a lifetime of sometimes near misses and out of focus and clipped from frame shots. Its a just reward :o) to be shared with other photographers who can then think – I want a shot like that and I aspire to get it.
Not as a matter of saying I am great, rather that ’enthusiasm starts the race,
but perserverance ENDS IT. Good luck to all RB, enjoy photography and get the
rewards of your time and effort. Mine with a Nikon D80. With 569 views up to 9/8/10.