Cindy Lynch  

Wistful Orangutan by Cindy Lynch

May 2020 - Wistful Orangutan

May 2020 - Cindy Lynch


About the Image(s)

I love watching the orangutans at the zoo. Their expressions are priceless. I used Camera Raw and Nik to work with the detils, contrast and exposure. I used the smudge tool in Photoshop to bur the background. Setting: f/9, 1/100 sec., 12o mm focal length and ISO 4500.

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6 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
Wow! Great shot, beautifully capturing the orangutan's wistful expression. Outstanding post processing bringing out the highlights in the skin and the eyes as well as blurring out the background.   Posted: 05/01/2020 16:53:27

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
I love seeing the fine detail. Makes the animal really stand out. The lightness of the face forces my eyes to stay with the face. Everything about this photo says, "Winner"   Posted: 05/02/2020 09:31:09

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
good work on the post process. Bring out the eyes, and expression.
very fine details on the subject, nicely done.   Posted: 05/09/2020 21:51:55

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
I think this image is terrific. You brought out the eyes and the details of the face and hair. But you were able to blur the background just enough. (I will have to try the 'smudge tool' in PS, never tried it.) No improvements necessary! Well done!   Posted: 05/11/2020 17:28:57

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
I wonder if some of the rocky background should have been included to give a context. Photographically, it is spot-on. But, anti-zoo people might use this as a statement of the boredom, and perhaps cruelty, of animals held in captivity.   Posted: 05/13/2020 14:10:48

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
It is a great catch of this vivid picture. The gaze of the eye and the expression of the face are so lively. I find the leather belt held by orangutan in the right upper part was blurred. Perhaps that was the effect of using smudge tool which I am not familiar with.   Posted: 05/26/2020 07:44:20