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Guy D. Biechele level-classic 9/14/2004 12:26:50 PM

Terrific portrait. An amazing face. #168790

Beverley Lu Steeves 9/14/2004 1:17:00 PM

What a face!!! Great shot! #779571

Ralf Lukovic 9/14/2004 2:27:08 PM

I agree with you Bas!
Nice captured photo!

Ralf #779923

Leanne M.E. Boyd 10/3/2004 12:27:45 AM

Congrats Bas!!!!!! #818726

Peter Frampton 10/3/2004 12:31:23 AM

A great Natural History shot. Spot on exposure and colour. As a pictorial photograph I find for me the lower "chin"? part competes and without it the chimp has a greatly improved direct gaze. A bit of photoshop brightening of the eyes also helps this effect. #818730

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 10/3/2004 12:39:36 AM

Very cool image, love it, congrats!!!! #818734

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 10/3/2004 4:07:27 AM

Congrats on your POTD! #818827

Scott Pedersen 10/3/2004 4:28:48 AM

Very nicely done. Thats an interesting face isnt it. #818851

Ed Heaton 10/3/2004 5:03:11 AM

Hi Bas,
Super portrait!
Excellent exposure and great composition... #818898

Kelly Abernathy level-classic 10/3/2004 5:20:33 AM

Beautiful! Congratulations on your POTD! -K #818943

Josselyne Klecanda 10/3/2004 5:22:23 AM

What a shot! Absolutely beautiful. #818951

Dolores Neilson level-classic 10/3/2004 5:46:19 AM

A poignant shot, Bas....Congrats on your potd! She's so beautiful. I can see what attracted you to her! #818989

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 10/3/2004 5:54:19 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Bas, for this marvelous image and message!

-Debby #819013

Lisa Clark level-classic 10/3/2004 6:18:26 AM

Wow!! This is an incredible image. Congratulations!! #819074

Cindy K. Bracken level-classic 10/3/2004 7:17:13 AM

Wonderful!
Cindy Bracken
shuttermom.com #819226

Casey A. Hanson level-classic 10/3/2004 7:48:13 AM

Wonderful image!
Congrats on your POTD! #819290

Isabel L level-classic 10/3/2004 8:13:54 AM

:) WOW Great shot Bas.
I love the colors, lighting and facial expression on the animal.
Good job!! #819372

Robert R. Grove level-classic 10/3/2004 1:53:13 PM

Wow what a face ! Great shot! #819827

Karen Lewis 10/3/2004 3:05:22 PM

Great impact, colour and composition! Its an amazing photo of a very special animal. well done! #819890

Anita Taylor 10/3/2004 5:27:12 PM

Excellent shot, Bas! Terrific color and so much feeling in that face. #820140

Naser Aldeen B. Baqi 10/6/2004 1:49:15 PM

I realy think that the eye contact of the Oragotan has made it all. Dont omit the beautiful lighting and the well composed shot. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful shot with us. #826832

Kathleen R. Struckle level-classic 10/6/2004 6:57:02 PM

Awesome photo Bass!! Congrats on POTD. Sorry I'm late. I was away. #827249

Cathy Barrows 10/16/2004 3:39:48 PM

Congrats!...so ugly he is beautiful #849556

Beverley Lu Steeves 10/16/2004 4:03:35 PM

Congratulations Bas!! #849604

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 10/16/2004 4:41:43 PM

Congratulations Bas!! #849680

Kristen McKain level-classic 10/18/2004 4:26:14 PM

Congrats! #854489

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 10/18/2004 5:00:32 PM

Congratulations, Bas, on your excellent win!!

-Debby #854630

Donna L. Cuic level-classic 10/18/2004 5:49:36 PM

Great capture Bas. Congrats on your win.
Donna #854828

Evy Johansen level-classic 10/19/2004 1:10:44 AM

Many congratulations on you win, Bas! #855652

Leonard Pierce level-classic 10/21/2004 5:57:56 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win Bas!!! #861784

Diane Dupuis-Kallos level-classic 10/23/2004 8:02:27 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #865312

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Destruction of habitat and illegal trade may well be the reason why the only place where we can photograph these animals in the near furure is in the zoo as I did. I you can, help them.

Canon EF 500mm f4.5 L + Extender 1,4 x II

Uploaded on 9/14/2004 12:11:45 PM

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