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Eric Highfield level-deluxe 2/17/2004 1:03:28 PM

Ack...I'm having a terrible day! My apologies to everyone who wrote a comment on the previous post of this photo... I deleted it accidentally when uploading this version. I truly appreciate you taking the time to comment. Lori and Paul, thanks for pointing out the lack of detail in the black areas of the fur on the previous version. I hope you enjoy this one better. I have the HARDEST time getting photos posted on the web to look right. The colours are always wrong, and usually there is too much contrast or the focus ends up looking soft, etc. I usually end up getting fed up and settling for "close enough”. If anyone has any tips on this that they are willing to share, I'd really appreciate it. #98394

Eric Highfield level-deluxe 2/17/2004 1:04:19 PM

This was the original post for comparison... #383675

Burl G. Anderson level-deluxe 2/17/2004 1:14:54 PM

Hi Eric, Looks great to me. 500mm and using the existing light, sharp and well composed. I could only hope to do as good. Well done. #383697

Sherri Conley 2/17/2004 1:57:17 PM

Eric, I think this is FANTASTIC! Good job! #383726

Murry Grigsby 2/17/2004 2:40:24 PM

Nicely done Eric!! #383796

Peter Dove 2/17/2004 10:47:48 PM

Hi Eric,

No problem with the shadow comment - and its Peter not Paul ;)

I really like it - cheers again

Peter #384200

Eric Highfield level-deluxe 2/18/2004 5:49:20 AM

Thanks Burl, Sherri, Murry and Peter! #384516

Marie Fields level-deluxe 2/18/2004 7:22:03 AM

This is a Terrific image! I love it! #384725

Eric Highfield level-deluxe 2/18/2004 7:42:44 PM

Thank you, Marie! I'm glad you enjoyed it. #385647

Lonnie Gatlin level-deluxe 2/18/2004 7:54:56 PM

Simply FABULOUS! Wow. This is a WINNER! I would buy this photo! #385664

Eric Highfield level-deluxe 2/19/2004 12:58:56 PM

WOW, Lonnie! I'm flattered! Thanks so much for such a GENEROUS comment. I'm fond of this one too... had it printed on a T-shirt as StoneHorse Studios "logowear" to advertise my site when I’m out taking photos. All I need now is summer weather to wear it in (or have jackets made). Thanks again!!! #386806

Lois Lynn level-deluxe 2/23/2004 8:17:36 AM

Just great. Congratulations, such a beautiful photo. #392617

Eric Highfield level-deluxe 2/23/2004 11:40:02 AM

Thanks, Lois! I'm glad you enjoyed it! #392986

Marie Fields level-deluxe 3/19/2004 5:20:57 AM

Congratulations, Eric! Just love this image! Good luck! #431863

Jill Battaglia 3/19/2004 5:46:10 AM

Excellent!!! Congrats! This is a real winner in my book! :-) #432005

Kelly Abernathy 3/19/2004 6:02:01 AM

Congrats again on the finals. Love this image. -K

Gary O`Dell 3/19/2004 7:05:08 AM

Great Image Eric..and another Congratulations..Gary O #432524

Nobu Nagase 3/19/2004 8:54:31 AM

Many congratulations, Eric!!! #433061

Murry Grigsby 3/19/2004 10:16:56 AM

Congrats Eric on a terrific finalist!! #433392

Colette M. Metcalf 3/19/2004 10:48:28 AM

Congrats, Eric!!! #433535

Susie Peek-Swint 3/19/2004 2:26:10 PM

Wonderful capture Eric -- many congrats! #434379

Allan L. Whitehead 3/19/2004 2:32:55 PM

Congratulations on this one, Eric. I don't know how I missed it when it was first posted. Well done and good luck - Allan #434420

William C. Raco level-deluxe 3/19/2004 5:46:55 PM

What a great expression and pose.
Sure looks like you got it right, Eric.

bill #434909

Cathy Barrows 3/19/2004 7:20:49 PM

Congrats!...wonderful #435115

Mark Byer 3/19/2004 7:55:58 PM

Congratulations Eric! This is just a terrific shot. The detail is wonderful! This is a well deserved finalist. #435235

Cindy Cone 3/19/2004 8:49:37 PM

This is wonderful, Eric! I missed it somehow earlier. Congrats! #435341

Jean Papo 3/20/2004 7:26:59 AM

Eric, This is such an amazing shot in so many ways. So tack sharp, such a great contemplative pose, such a great composition! And the framing is the icing on the cake!!!! I'll bet you love that 500 mm lens! You do great things with it!!!!! Great work, Eric!!! #436227

Karen Engelbreth 3/20/2004 10:04:00 AM

Big congrats Eric - cool shot!!


Eric Highfield level-deluxe 3/20/2004 1:49:39 PM

Marie, Jill, K, Gary, Nobi, Murry, Colette, Susan, Allan, William, Cathy, Mark, Cindy, Jean & Karen, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! I really appreciate all of your support and encouragement!

Jean - it's actually a Sigma 50-500mm EX, and it's a great bargain for the money (of course this is always relative when talking about camera equipment!). It sounded too good to be true, and they gave me a 14 day tryout period with a hassle free return policy. Needless to say it never went back. It's performed beyond my expectations at the 300-500mm range, good in the 200's and average (at best)in the short ranges. That's fine with me; I'd rather use my MUCH smaller & lighter lenses for the shorter ranges anyway. For super-telephoto work, it's a real gem!

Bill - actually I did still fiddle with this image after the close of the Feb competition in(vain)effort to get the web version to look closer to the Master file. The final version that I had decided on is not this one, and is posted here, if you're interested: #436964

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-deluxe 3/21/2004 6:00:03 AM

Great photo! Congrats! #438268

Eric Highfield level-deluxe 3/21/2004 9:02:50 AM

Thanks so much, Mette! I'm thrilled that this one was so well received!! #438691

Muhie Kanawati level-deluxe 3/6/2005 8:13:18 PM

Nice capture....very sharp. #1152477

Eric Highfield level-deluxe 3/7/2005 6:07:08 AM

Thank you, Muhie! #1153338

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Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi): 500mm, F6.3, 1/80th sec., Natural light

Uploaded on 2/17/2004 1:01:56 PM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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