Friday, January 1, 2016

Theme Day: Photo of the Year


It's the first day of a new year, a day when all City Daily Photo bloggers pick their favorite photo they posted from the previous year.  When I started searching I came up with 19 photos on my list.  I narrowed that down to 8 and then down to 4 and out of those 4, I picked this one from back in March as my favorite.  It really was a miracle shot.  This mandrill was moving all around and I had to shoot directly into the sun to catch him.   I was so thrilled when I downloaded the photos and saw how well this one turned out.

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23 comments:

Thérèse said...

The direct gaze is amazing!

Andy said...

Excellent choice Sharon! She has a face that will never need any makeup.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your choice. It's a great picture! Best wishes for 2016 from Valladolid.

Kate said...

You made a good decision—it is so professionally captured. May 2016 bring you much happiness and good health. Happy New Year, Sharon; it has been a great deal of fun following your blog.

Steve Reed said...

That IS a great photo! I love the clarity of his eyes. He looks like he's having a smoke!

Happy New Year, Sharon!

Rob Siemann said...

Very nice! Happy new year from France!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This guy is really magnificent. Great choice.

Happy New Year! Here's to another great year with the City Daily Photo community.

Janis & David
Greensboro NC USA Daily Photo

Kathy said...

This was a great choice! Animals are my favorite photography subjects and this one is absolutely fabulous. It could be a National Geographic cover! Happy New Year, Sharon!

Lowell said...

I love this! What a fantastic photo and a great choice for the theme. Reminds me of my uncle!

José Mendonça said...

Oh, yes! An amazing close-up it is!

Catalyst said...

I echo your other commenters: that is a great photograph.

1ondoncalling said...

He he... You ought to show us his colourful bum too!

Karl Demetz said...

Great portrait !
Happy New Year 2016, Sharon !

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic colours! Fantastic frame! It is a very beautiful shot! Perfect for the theme day.
Happy New Year!

William Kendall said...

Amazing... the detail in that face.

Joan Perry said...

What amazing colors and he is making perfect eye contact. Happy New Year!

RedPat said...

A excellent choice, Sharon!

Lois said...

I love how he is looking straight at the camera. What a wonderful picture. Happy New Year Sharon!

Kay said...

This is a spectacular shot. It must have been thrilling to discover you'd caught it so well. Great choice for your photo of the year. Happy new year!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's an incredible capture Sharon.. So many perfect details. Gosh that's quite a stare it's giving you there :)

VP said...

Simply great!

Bob Crowe said...

Wow. You can't go wrong with a mandrill or baboon. They have no sense of shame.

Jack said...

Oh, yes, it is stunning, Sharon. Great choice, out of a year of many excellent photographs. Have a wonderful 2016.