Saturday, September 08, 2012

Camera Critters #231 - Don't Make a Monkey Out of Me - Saturday, September 9, 2012


When I opened the door to my room the other evening, I was so excited to see a 
monkey parade passing right in front of my eyes.  There was a group of eight and 
they were kind enough to stay while I grabbed my camera.  My landlady said
that monkeys are frequent in our Bani Park area and that they always travel in
a pack.

I started snapping away and loved the shots I was getting against the darkening
cloudy evening sky.  I became a little wary, however, when my first monkey did not
seem to appreciate a flash in his face and made to leap down on me.  An Indian
blogger friend commented that she was surprised the monkey didn't do so and
snatch the camera from me!






















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16 comments:

  1. What beautiful golden light on their fur.

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  2. They look tame and calm. Great shots!

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    1. Lina, they weren't all that calm. I imagine some folks give them food - they all seem well nourished. They did NOT like my flash photography, though.

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  3. It must have been very exciting to see all those monkeys. Your photos are super.

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    1. Jaipur is so interesting. There are monkeys all over, camels pull carts in the midst of vehicular traffic and there are painted elephants for tourists to ride.

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  4. How wonderful to step outside and see a group of lively monkeys! Great shots!

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    1. There were no cute baby monkeys in this group. I did get shots of some last time I was in Jaipur. Recently, I did another post of about a huge, very unfriendly monkey who came into my room and grabbed a bag of onions and tomatoes. It was really scary. He fled with them, with me and my camera in hot pursuit.

      http://rnsane.blogspot.in/2012/07/camera-critters-223-quit-monkeying.html#links

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  5. They are really cute until they smile and then they get kinda scary to me...but these are great photos!!

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    1. Some of them looked pretty eerie with their glowing eyes & bared teeth.

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  6. amazing adventure you live. thank you for such great glimpse of it. please have a wonderful time.

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    1. I am so enjoying my five month Jaipur stay but,last night, I booked my San Francisco return for Nov 16. I pray I will get back to India in the early summer...just wish the flights weren't so expensive.

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  7. Hi Carmen, Great to hear from you! so glad you are enjoying your trip and VERY happy to hear you are now in an apartment with air conditioning! Wow, that must have been brutal. Glad you're okay.

    These monkeys looked cute until I saw the teeth! That looked kinda scary-- but how fun to be so close to them and get so many great pics.

    Keep having fun.

    xo jj

    PS CONGRATS on your upcoming grandchild! Woo-hoo!!!

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  8. Golly, Carmen, those are great photos, but those monkeys sure would freak Peggy out. She was afraid of monkeys anyway, and then we met a couple who had one and darned if it didn't bite Peggy, so now she's really afraid of them.

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  9. THey are so adorable! Late visit from Camera Critters. Your visit at
    Pets & Critters Nook will be greatly appreciated.

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  10. I love monkeys. You got some excellent pictures. I've heard they can get kind of mean with people sometimes. It's still always fun to see them.

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  11. These are wonderful capture indeed, but they look like alien in a city setting!

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