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Threat Glare

Threat Glare
Photo Information
Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 88] (410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-26 9:07
Viewed: 4981
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An adult male gelada (Theropithecus gelada) making a threat-glare by flashing the pink skin under his eyebrows in the direction of his intended conspecific recipient. Geladas are highly social primates and as such, communicate constantly through various modalities. Well known for their large vocal repitoir, these alpine primates are equally expressive with body gestures and facial expressions. This type of 'agonistic' expression is the initial step of an escalating series of messages before, at last resort, a full blown fight will erupt. Serious fights between adult males can have deadly consequences.

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  • Great 
  • alin-m Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 472 W: 1 N: 126] (1773)
  • [2010-02-26 10:02]

Nice capture.
Interesting face of this animal.
Best greetings.Alin.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-26 10:04]

Hi Jeff
What a great monkey is this gelada!
Details and colors are so natural.
Congratulation for this shot!

Hi Jeff,
What a stunning baboon, I sure don't want to be near him when he is looking like this. It's a stunning clear photo with great detail and color. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

hello there ,
this is a great shot of this gelada, and I think it wasn't easy to capure it on camera because is a very agrsive animal, so did a great job, colors are great sharpness as well, in other words a great animal portret

sincerely, paul

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-26 11:03]

Hello Jeff,

Thank you very much for your excellent note.
What a great monkey is this gelada, what an expression
Excellent camouflage between the branches.
Very well done, TFS.

Nice weekend,

amazing and scary, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-27 10:32]

Hello Jeff,
Great portrait of this Gelada baboon. Fantastic expression. You made a fantastic study of these animals. I've studied all your photos before I visited them in Ethiopia. I hope you've seen my photos too.
Great sharpness and beautiful natural colours in a good composition.

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