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Black Lemur


Black Lemur
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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: 2003-07-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: nikon f 50, AF Nikkor 70-210, Fuji Sensia 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-04 13:07
Viewed: 6941
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On a rainy day at the Canal de Pangalanes we visited Palmerie, a place with a lot of lemurs. Some of them were very curious.
This photo is a scanned slide.

Lemurs are found naturally only on the island of Madagascar and some smaller surrounding islands, including the Comoros (where it is likely they were introduced by humans). Fossil evidence indicates that they made their way across the ocean after Madagascar broke away from the continent of Africa. While their ancestors were displaced in the rest of the world by monkeys, apes, and other primates, the lemurs were safe from competition on Madagascar and differentiated into a number of species. These range in size from the tiny 30 gram (1 oz) Pygmy Mouse Lemur to the 10 kilogram (22 lb) Indri. The larger species some of which weighed up to 240 kg have all become extinct since humans settled on Madagascar, and since the early 20th century the largest lemurs reach about 7 kilograms . Typically, the smaller lemurs are active at night (nocturnal), while the larger ones are active during the day (diurnal).
I think this is a Black Lemur.
The Black Lemur (Eulemur macaco) is a true lemur 41 cm long plus a tail of 55 cm. It weighs 2.5 kg. The Black Lemur lives in North Madagascar. It mostly eats fruit, though flowers, leaves and nectar also make up part of its diet.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-04 13:41]

Hi Peter,
He seems so surprised. Nice capture of this beautiful animal. TFS
Selen

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-04 19:23]

This is cute shot.
liked the in face expression..

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-04 21:06]

Hello Peter,
Wonderful curious eyes, lovely picture, great POV, and composition.. It also have nice cheek colors...Well Done

"I'll Be Back"

Great capture! Obviously this fellow was caught by surprise! :)
Seems the image lost some detail due to the scan - but little that can be done about that. Good one, Peter!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-05 20:41]

Hello Peter

Wonderful eye detail and contact you have captured in this shot.The details are very good.I like the crop and composition.The colours are rich and well saturated.TFS

Rob

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-07-06 14:21]

Hello Peter,
What great eyes on this nice lemur close up, thanks for sharing.
Rick

Ciao!
It's an interesting and a beautiful composition. I like the POV, light, colors, and the amazing Lemur.
Greetings,
Marco

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-22 5:30]

Hi Peter,
thanks for dropping by and have a look at my shot. Really appreciate that.
When i look at your shots, they really wonderful anf excellent. They are super sharp well composed and very impressive. Like this lemur shot, it is not that easy to have rendered like what you showed. Very outstanding nature shot ins excellent clarity and well composed in tight cropping to give a definite focus on the subject.
W09nderful shot.

regards,
Foozi

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