Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Caged by MarkioS14 Caged by MarkioS14
Taken at a 'wildlife park', it's a nice park but still has animals behind bars and not in the wild. Shame on me for supporting (with my admission fee) such parks/zoo's but i really enjoying seeing these amazing animals.

Anyway, i hope you enjoy the picture.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconindigomidnight:
IndigoMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
:wave:
This work is being featured: [link] .
Reply
:iconch4s7i7y:
Ch4s7i7y Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
such a powerful image :clap:

:+fav:
Reply
:iconcarterr:
carterr Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Featured: [link]
Reply
:iconkole87:
Kole87 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yah...it's kinda of a win and lose situation. People get to see these amazing animals thanks to zoos and what-not. However, it seems this is the only way people can seem to save these beautiful creatures. The only active-protection that works.
Reply
:iconpyretta-blaze:
Pyretta-Blaze Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
The emotion is amazing.
Reply
:iconbob-da-cat:
Bob-da-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
One of the best photos I've seen in DA yet!... Brilliant! I love the lighting and colour... The focus is great!
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
Wow, thanks for such a generous comment! :)
Reply
:iconbob-da-cat:
Bob-da-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
You're welcome :)
Reply
:iconphotocrafter:
photocrafter Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005  Professional Photographer
Scary looking guy or girl. Although you are helping too with your fee to the park/ Zoo for some animals from being extinct. I have learned much latley from documenting two new baby Samatran tiger cubs at the Los Angeles Zoo. There are only 1000 left. EEEK Humans.
Reply
:iconlaturia:
laturia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
I luve gorillas!




^________________^
Reply
:iconphooey69:
phooey69 Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
i love da expression! very impressive~! :clap:
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
Thanks very much! :)
Reply
:iconmeneerofongeveer:
Meneerofongeveer Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
You captured the idea very well! I just love the way the light catches his/her eyes.
Very similar to Imprisonment of Color by =dpakoh, and as good executed.
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
Thanks. I checked out the shot you mentioned. That's very cool indeed, very similar as you said. :)
Reply
:iconnfalpaz:
nFalPaz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005
:(
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
I'm glad you gave the sad smilie, that was the purpose of the shot. They do seem like very happy gorillas all told but no one wants to be in a cage. I happy that you appreciate the moment this shot caught. Thanks for stopping by.
Reply
:iconnfalpaz:
nFalPaz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
:)
Reply
:iconpafmax:
pafmax Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:jawdrop:
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
Glad you like it!! Thanks for the fav too. :)
Reply
:iconwelder:
welder Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
That is one mean looking gorilla!

Great black and white tonality, the highlight/shadow range is awesome. And the red eyes really add an extra impact to this image. Well done!
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005
Thanks very much for the thoughtfull comments.
I was lucky with this shot, both the gorilla and sun were in a great position relative to me. Desaturating and leaving the eyes coloured was not the original idea when i took the shot but after getting home decided it worked quite well. I'm glad you like the result, thanks again.
Reply
:icontimmy-one:
Timmy-one Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Nice picture, very sad feeling and look. I think it gets this feeling from the eyes and shadows. great shot! :clap:
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Yeah the eyes help for sure, thanks for the kind comments. :)
Reply
:icondonovandennis:
DonovanDennis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005  Professional Photographer
Impressive shot! I love the shadow and his eyes color!
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Thanks very much for the kind comment and fav, most appreciated. :)
Reply
:iconbkm:
bkm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005
Good stuff. Strong, detailed, nice lighting.
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Thank you very much! :)
Reply
:iconbonafyde:
bonafyde Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
lovely job. the feeling of lonliness is certainly portrayed here. nice dramatic effect of leaving the eyes in color. its as if he is looking into my soul...

keep up the good work.

:heart:
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Thanks, i'm glad you like the eye effect, it was what i was trying to achieve. I only adjusted the contrast a small touch and desaturated all but the eyes. Thanks for the kind words. :)
Reply
:iconsmallsweetie:
smallSweetie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005
ohh great work!
It looks so angry behind the cage, you just captured the gaze on the face perfectly, and made it even clearer by making the photo black and white and the eyes red. :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Thank you very much, your comments reflect exactly what i was trying to acheive, that makes me happy!!! :)
Reply
:iconsmallsweetie:
smallSweetie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
your welcome :)
I enjoy your art!
Reply
:iconmarkshannon:
MarkShannon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
This photo is very powerful as it seems to evoke emotion well from an animal, who is of a very close cousin of our own species. We do not like being caged up, and this photo shows that this animal may not either.
The colour of the eyes and the shadows that partially hide them back up this point. With the sharp contrasts of dark and light, this photo echos the harshness of man and his desire to control all. I would think that this Gorilla would much prefer to be in the wild and not be seen as an exhibit at a zoo.
Of course, Zoos and parks are very educational the majority of them take excellent care of their animals, but this photo conveys to me a sense of freedom taken away from the powerless minority, who are in this case, the Gorillas and from a broader spectrum - the other animals caged in zoos.
The bars of the cage only accentuate this idea through an excellent capture.

You should be very proud of this.

:+fav:

Mark
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Thanks so much for your support on this picture mate, it means a lot. Obviously i know what you tried to do and all i can say is your comments are higly rated and appreciated. Cheers man! :clap:
Reply
:iconmarkshannon:
MarkShannon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005
no problem man, I thought it was worth of the DD.
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005
:thumbsup:
Reply
:iconarkio:
Arkio Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
It is really good capture. THere is big sorrow in his eyes. I am saying his, not its, 'cause he is like human being, but much more miserable. Respect man, good work +fav.
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Thanks for such a great comment, i happy that i've captured what i wanted int his shot (all credit to the gorilla!). Thanks for the fav too! :)
Reply
:iconggarfield:
ggarfield Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
this is aboslutely breathtaking! This photography is full of emotions! I love the way you captured his sight, his eyes are aoutstanding. I can't believe this is not a daily feature. :+fav: !!!
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Wow, thanks for the enthusiastic response, i'm flattered. And thanks for the fav too! :)
Reply
:iconhorizonexplorer:
HorizonExplorer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005   Photographer
Absolutely stunishing!
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Thanks very much mate, i appreciate the kind words :)
Reply
:iconelectrofunk:
EleCtrOfunK Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005   Photographer
wow. great piece!!!
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Thanks very much. :)
Reply
:iconpm-grafix:
pm-grafix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005   Photographer
impressive work, very emotional.. I like the b/w in contrast to the colored eyes! definitely an awesome piece.. I feel a little disattracted by the fence although it belongs to the picture and although it's one of the main points in this shot..
great work!
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Thanks for the kind words, i must admit i find the fence 'a must' in this shot although without it, it would have been a lovely and not so sad picture of a gorilla (if i must say so myself! :lol: )
Reply
:icongrischdoff:
grischdoff Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
wow impressive!
with the shades and the glowing eyes... great
Reply
:iconmarkios14:
MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Thanks very much! :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts
Download JPG 892 × 700




Details

Submitted on
January 24, 2005
Image Size
393 KB
Resolution
892×700
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,662
Favourites
53 (who?)
Comments
48
Downloads
278

Camera Data

Make
FUJIFILM
Model
FinePix S7000
Shutter Speed
1/630 second
Aperture
F/3.1
Focal Length
42 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Jan 23, 2005, 4:29:26 PM
×