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Red Colobus

Red Colobus
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 3, Full of tenderness -2- / Pleine de tendresse -2- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-04-14 2:42
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red Colobus are Old World monkeys of the subgenus Piliocolobus in genus Procolobus. Some authors elevate Piliocolobus to a full species, limiting Procolobus to the Olive Colobus. They are closely related to the Black-and-White colobus monkeys (genus Colobus) and some species are often found in groups with the Blue Monkey.
The Western Red Colobus (Procolobus badius) is a species of Old World monkey found in West African forests from Senegal to Ghana. All other species of red colobuses have formerly been considered subspecies of P. badius. It is often hunted by the Common Chimpanzee. In 1994, Western Red Colobus monkeys infected many chimpanzees with Ebola virus when they were hunted/eaten by the same chimpanzees.

The members of this subgenus are found in western, central and eastern Africa, and the species have largely allo- or parapatric distributions. Most are restricted to humid forests, but the Zanzibar Red Colobus prefers coastal thickets and scrub. Red colobuses are highly sensitive to hunting and habitat destruction, and have been referred to as probably the most threatened taxonomic group of primates in Africa. Consequently, if following the below taxonomic treatment, all species except the Central African Red Colobus are considered Endangered or Critically Endangered by IUCN.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-14 2:45]

Hi Peter,fantastic capture of this specie that i seen me too in Gambia and Zanzibar,what a nice scene and what a impressive quality,magnificent shot! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Heart-warming portrait of mother and baby, Peter.
You have captured very intense expressions in their eyes.
Perfect exposure that leaves nothing to imagination.
Warm regards.

Ciao Peter, lovely family scene, eonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpnrss, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-04-14 7:41]

Hallo Peter,
Really sweet photo ..
Nice photo, very good details, the expression on the eyes of the Red Colobus Baby and mother is amazing.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-14 9:36]

Hello Peter,
How could one not be touched by such an innocent and tender moment as this. There is nothing stronger or more moving then the bond between a mother and her offspring. Awesome detail and perfect exposure has been obtained. Beautiful natural colors and the eye contact is captivating!

hello Peter
une magnifique composition,bonne gestion de la profondeur, de la netteté et de la lumière.
Bonne soirée

Hello Peter,
Beautiful photograph! Eyes should be sharper than body which we saw in Mario's work too. Excellent work! Nicely used sharpening tool.
Regards and thanks,

mooie scherpe opname Peter

alles kan je goed zien en mooi licht erop
niet zo vel maakt het precies goed zo
kleuren zijn ook super goed
bedankt weer gr lou

what a beauty. Great shot of pretty monkeys. Thanks for sharing Peter.
best wishes

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-17 8:04]

Hi Peter,
Gorgeous portrait of this monkeys. Excellent sharpness details
and amazing colors. Fantastic capture the monkey motherly love.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Peter,
emotionally touching to see the Red Colobus as parent and child, obviously quite relaxed and fearless. A beautiful pose, well framed and composed.
Thank you, with best regards,

Hello Peter

WOW ! what a lovely photo with full of tenderness of this species of monkeys,
fine POV, lovely expression on their eyes and glances, very beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Hi, Peter. This is a lovely portrait of mother and child Red Colobus or Old World monkeys. The image is sharp, lovely and natural colors with good depth of field. It is indeed a pleasure to see this lovely scene and photograph and I think you are very fortunate. Depth of field exposure and expressions in the eyes are exceptionally captured. Congratulations and thanks for the nice note.

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