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Love Me Tender
  Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender
Submitted for the PG101 Group Square Crop theme
This is a brown spider monkey and her 5-month old baby. I took this about a month ago; their affection was very apparent and appealing that day. I was back at the zoo a few days ago and the baby was doing acrobatic stunts while mom watched quietly and adoringly :)
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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    Awww. this is so sweet, I think I need an insulin shot. What a great catch!!

1/15/2013 5:47:29 AM

Susan Williams
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What a touching scene and so beautifully rendered, Nikki. Comp, lighting and details are perfection.

1/15/2013 6:27:48 AM

Katarina Mansson
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Fantastic and cute! Love how the little one is watching you; wonderful connection there. HTD Nikki!

1/15/2013 6:34:42 AM

Jane Holestine
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When you said, "killer image", you weren't kidding. The monkeys themselves form such an eye catching composition. Wonderful detail, tones, and presentation.

1/15/2013 7:21:49 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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What a great capture, Nikki! The little one is absolutely charming

1/15/2013 7:25:05 AM

Liz Bullock
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Love this, quite a beautiful moment captured!

1/15/2013 7:29:42 AM

Melinda F. Schneider
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I love the way the baby's bright face pops out against the otherwise dark scene.

1/15/2013 7:46:30 AM

Bob Cournoyer
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Too Good!!

Happy Theme Day

1/15/2013 8:03:01 AM

Martha R. Mazon
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What a sweet and charming image, Nikki! The expressions, lines and tones are wonderful. HTD!

1/15/2013 8:04:05 AM

Usman Bajwa
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This is so very beautiful, Nikki. Coincidentally, my tomorrow's entry is somewhat on the same lines, but yours is just perfect. HTD!!!


1/15/2013 8:34:48 AM

Bill Houghton
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Nikki, this is a fantastic capture of these monkeys . It has great sharpness and detail.

1/15/2013 9:22:10 AM

Mitch Spence
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This really is an extraordinary image, Nikki. The little one is so naturally bright in the frame, surrounded by the mom's protective body. And the fact that they are both directly considering you, is just perfect.

1/15/2013 10:31:58 AM

Nikki McDonald
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Thank you all for your enthusiasm - what a joy this was to watch. I darkened the background considerably but did little to the mother and child. I stood there a long time and got several shots I like a lot - you'll probably see at least one more in the future (it has a bit more attitude on the part of both subjects :) )

1/15/2013 10:38:29 AM

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Beautiful work Nikki!

1/15/2013 11:13:10 AM

Ann Coates
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I love the way the baby is intertwined with Mum and the eye contact by both really draws you in. An outstanding capture here, a fave for me.

1/15/2013 11:18:53 AM

Joy Rector
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beautiful comp

1/15/2013 11:21:49 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Oh my, how sweet!!!!

1/15/2013 12:23:44 PM

Carol L. Quina
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Such a terrific moment and you captured it beautifully! HTD!

1/15/2013 1:21:15 PM

Lindley Johnson
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Love these faces! A wonderful image, Nikki.

1/15/2013 1:56:19 PM

David Phalen
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Sooooo sweet!!


1/15/2013 5:36:42 PM

Sherran Andersen
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So sweet... love the framing of the baby.

1/15/2013 5:57:23 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Adorable, a winner Nikki!

1/15/2013 7:01:29 PM

Dayna Cain
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Nikki, you have a winner. This is PERFECT!

1/16/2013 2:50:46 AM

Amanda D. Austwick
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So cute, with great expressions and framing!

1/16/2013 9:16:35 AM

Bob Cournoyer
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Fantabulous theme win.... :-)

1/17/2013 6:23:49 AM

Katarina Mansson
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A true winner in all apects - congratulations Nikki!

1/17/2013 7:09:32 AM

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Perfect in every way --composition and framing and an ideal square format, lighting, contrast between the baby's face and the darker background, sharpness and details. This pulls at my heart strings because your timing and their expressions are perfect as well.

Congratulations on your theme win, Nikki. Hope this goes all the way with a major BP win as well.

1/17/2013 7:48:46 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Nikki!

1/17/2013 8:04:52 AM

Christine Czernin
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Congratulations on your theme win, Nikki.
But no surprise, and will not be the last time we will see it.

1/17/2013 12:50:24 PM

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Wow Nikki what a beautiful moment in time you captured! The lighting is perfect and the details are great! Very nice image!

1/19/2013 2:38:46 PM

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