Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Baby

I have bought a book on photography recently. Since then, I have experimented on some features of my camera which have not been explored before. It certainly brings excitement, the only thing that has annoyed me are the negative excitements.


I have shown you a long-tailed Macaque with her baby during last Mother's day. The baby was cute, and sort of like mother like son.


But thing cannot always be assumed in the same logic. I saw a Dusky baby was born bright orange in contrast with its grey mother or parents. This was a real excitement to an ignorant me. I confirmed later that this orange colour has nothing to do with any illness or disease.


Here come my negative excitement.



I was cleverly manipulating my different settings when the mother came into sight. I pointed and shot immediately without thinking twice. The picture was not clear as expected, but luckily the creature was still identifiable as a Dusky Langur.


There are always second chance, as what we expect in our life. And this is my second chance with the assumed correct setting.


I did not ask for third or forth chance. The mother had carried her baby to behind some dense woods.


I saw the branches shaking left and right, up and down like a cradle. The breeze was singing lullaby. The baby must be sound asleep.
Have a good sleep, my friend.

20 comments:

George said...

I'm confident that you will quickly be successful with your experimentation. You get wonderful pictures on your hikes.

Mike said...

I didn't know you had Spectacled Langurs on Penang, as you say the babies are quite distinctive.

Diane AZ said...

Wonderful capture of the orange baby Dusky Langur and its grey mother. I wonder what the advantage is for that species of monkey to have brightly colored babies.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Very sweet. Orange babies, eh? I wonder what humans would do if we started having, say, purple babies.

Icy BC said...

Live and learn, isn't it? Your pictures are quite wonderful, and orange baby is a delight to see for us, on this side of the earth!

roentarre said...

Good that you spotted the wildlife again. Beautiful captures of the monkey in action

Ratty said...

I know what you mean about having some camera troubles while trying to learn new things. It happens to me very often. The more we learn, the less we know. You still got some great pictures of the langur and her baby, and the camera gives you a fun story to tell about it.

Cheryl said...

Amazing photos! You do take great photos!

Kirigalpoththa said...

That baby has ginger hair :)

Best of luck with your experimentations! Teach us a trick or two if you come with some good photo shoot ideas..

jeannette stgermain said...

Pretty neat when you can see a monkey in the forest. But even better, a monkey with her baby! We never get to see that here in the USA (except in the zoo).

wenn said...

nice shot..

rainfield61 said...

George: Happy weekend my friend, and happy experimentation to me.

Mike: This is the first time for me to see the orange baby. It is a real excitement.

Diane: I also wonder what is the reason behind, but it does add some wonder to my hike.

Sharkbytes: Purple babies? That's cold.

Icy BC: It is a delight, on the other side of the earth as well.

roentarre: I went back to the same place for the baby, but had captured no more except getting a suntan.

Ratty: It is very interesting to play with the camera. The more I play, the more I love photography.

Cheryl: Thanks for your kind comment.

Kirigalpoththa: The trick I have learned is to keep clicking, there must be one good photograph among the bad.

jeannette stgermain: I have a safari in my jungle. I see monkeys, monkeys, and monkeys.

Do I mean myself?

wenn: Thanks. Have a happy weekend.

Pacey said...

Experimenting will take us great photos eventually...

Mei Teng said...

Which photography book did you get?

SquirrelQueen said...

I find the orange babies intriguing, like Diane, I wonder what the advantage is for the species. The best way to learn photography is to take photos and experiment as you go, which you have already figured out Rainfield. Great photos.

Harumi said...

Aww.. an orange baby monkey.. what a cute sight it must have been. Yep, I know what you mean about the experimenting part.. lol

But I'm sure what you learn will never go to waste. And there'll be many more chances to come in the future. No matter what your pics are great as always. ^__^

Autumn Belle said...

I think you have just capture a private of the mother with its baby. Where's the daddy?

Ayie said...

Then we'll patiently wait here until you get another chance of capturing such photo. Still it's great that you were able to snap still shots of them.

Loshini said...

thoroughly enjoying ur blog. d pictures and the little stories you weave is very relaxing :)

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

I need to learn about the settings on my camera too..Right now, I just point and shoot..

These pictures are just fine to me!