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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 16 March 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Life is interesting... just when work was driving me crazy, I've got an unexpected chance to visit the countryside with my family. Even more wonderful, I met a lovely family of wild monkeys...

Without the "right equipments" (or experience) to shoot wild animals, still gave it a try with my compact dc. Glad I did - it's helping me remember this beautiful Sunday with the family...:-)

To Fung Shan, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/85 second F/5.1 ISO 200 32 mm

I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

What are you trying to say about your family...dear? You're in a heap of trouble! I refuse to go out after dark until you quit working so hard and start posting Hugo nights again. best...jerry

16 Mar 2010 5:50am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice family shot

16 Mar 2010 6:04am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking shot, this is what its all about, something to remember

16 Mar 2010 6:26am

k@ from Paris, France

They are of the very same soft gray-green tones as the trees they live on and this family seems so quiet. Hope the same for you & your work decreasing hopefully, or at least not too harsh. A very sweet image in day light (good too ;) Take good care, my friend*

16 Mar 2010 7:43am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

You did it very well.
The monkeys look so relaxed that they are not used to wild humans for sure.

16 Mar 2010 11:24am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Glad you and your family had a chance to get out for a little break. Also glad you were able to capture this family.

16 Mar 2010 12:05pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

It's nice you and your family were able to get away...and to visit this family :)
Cool shot Hugo!

16 Mar 2010 1:07pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Cool family shot of them I always find them interesting to watch, and good you have this as a memory of a nice outing

16 Mar 2010 1:32pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Nothing better than escaping the city - and this also refutes the statement of 'working like monkeys' :-)

16 Mar 2010 1:39pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I love that family of bug infested monkeys ;) Cool photo and look at that huge bamboo in the background!

16 Mar 2010 1:58pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

I'm so glad to see you back, Hugo! A wonderful picture!

16 Mar 2010 2:33pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a truly enchanting place -- you have captured it brilliantly :)

16 Mar 2010 2:42pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Splendid image here. - "Siesta !" - in any language. How are you doing, Hugo?

16 Mar 2010 5:19pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Nice shot! The family is quite occupied making the toilet! Do not disturb!:) Superb animal portrait!

16 Mar 2010 5:51pm

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Very relaxed. Is that bamboo too. Nice shot

16 Mar 2010 9:40pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful family photo!

17 Mar 2010 4:15am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's a beautiful image very well done with your compact.
I was missing you, Hugo :)

17 Mar 2010 7:54am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nice shot !!! happy to see you (not in the shot !! ;-o ) again !

17 Mar 2010 9:45am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

lovely photo Hugo....I'm really pleased to hear that you had the chance of a break from work with your family!

17 Mar 2010 1:40pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Looks like the family is having an afternoon nap.... what a super shot that you've captured. Stayed chilled Hugo, the weekend is nearly here.

17 Mar 2010 3:26pm

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

They look so laid back. Brilliant photo

17 Mar 2010 7:43pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

welcome back Hugo...nice family nettoyage...amazing bamboo stalks...i've never seen any so thick...maybe it's not bamboo...

18 Mar 2010 10:00am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

And a sweet family it is. Great work, Hugo.

20 Mar 2010 12:33am

1/85 second
ISO 200
32 mm