It’s day two of my week featuring images of Japanese macaques, or ‘snow monkeys’.

Today it’s the first day back to work after a long weekend for Easter, so I’m reflecting my feelings about this by sharing a dark and moody image of someone who looks like they may bite if disturbed.

Not that I bite, of course.

I used Perfect Mask by OnOne Software to get rid of the background for this scene and then changed it to black and white for further processing. I find this software hit and miss for backgrounds, especially where monkeys with lots of fur are involved, but it did an excellent job on this particular scene and has left me with an image I feel has quite an impact.

It’s not my favourite one that I will be sharing in this series, but it’s possibly a close second.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s