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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: 2010-05-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 8:31
Viewed: 4217
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my 600th posting. And not a bird this time. I like the facial expression of this Green Monkey and use it for this occasion.
But my specialty is and stays birds. I’ve posted 330 different bird species so far. Not always in top quality, but I hope you like all these different birds. I enjoy it every day here on TN. Together with all the other animals, plants and landscapes. Nature is fascinating.

The Green Monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus), also known as the Callithrix Monkey, is an Old World monkey with golden-green fur and pale hands and feet. The tip of the tail is golden yellow as are the backs of the thighs and cheek whiskers. It does not have a distinguishing band of fur on the brow, like other Chlorocebus species, and males have a pale blue scrotum. Some authorities consider this and all of the members of the genus Chlorocebus to be a single widespread species, Cercopithecus aethiops — confusingly, the name "Green Monkey" has also been used for this single species.

Range, habitat and behavior
The Green Monkey is found in West Africa from Senegal to the Volta River. It has been introduced to the Cape Verde islands off north-western Africa, and the West Indian islands of Saint Kitts, Nevis, Saint Martin, and Barbados. It was introduced to the West Indies in the late 1600s when slave trade ships travelled to the Caribbean from West Africa.

It occurs in a wide range of wooded habitats, ranging from very dry Sahel woodland to the edge of rainforests. It is also commonly seen in coastal regions, where known to feed on seashore foods such as crabs. It also takes a wide variety of other foods, including fruits and invertebrates. As other members of the genus Chlorocebus, the Green Monkey is highly social and usually seen in groups.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Peter,
Splendid portrait of a very nice species of monkey.
Congratulation for your 600th post and for this impressive image from a very close range.
Fantastic details of the skin!
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-06 8:49]

Eheheh...great idea this shot taken close to Dakar to celebrate your 600th post! A beautiful pic and a touch of humour,made whit the great quality that we had seen even in your pics!Thanks for your work and have a nice evening,Luciano

Wonderful expression, perfect light and detail. Thanks for this and all the interesting postings. regards yiannis

Hi Peter,
congratulations! You are a very good photographer and it's great to watch your photos!!
Thanks for being here and sharing Your work!
Excellent photo for celebrating! Interesting animal and it's pose. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-06 10:08]

Hi Peter,
Congratulations for Your 600 posting on TN! It is a splendid photo of this Green Monkey, to celebret this eveniment, TFS!

Hi Peter,

Congratulations on your 600th post!
Fantastic picture of this monkey in this attacking mood.
Great sharpness & nice colors. Eye contact is great too. Well done & TFS.

Hello Peter,
Congratulations on your 600th posting! A great capture, perfect timing taken with excellent sharp details. Natural colours and ideal POV too. Well done!

Ciao Peter. Impressive and expressive. Good details and sharp. Perfect focused eyes.


Gefeliciteerd Peter met je 600th post op TN
Het is altijd leuk om een foto van jou te zien
Net zoals deze, altijd weer even anders
Leuke foto met veel details
bedankt ,en natuurlijk nog meer foto,s blijven sturen
groetjes lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-06 11:24]

Hello Peter.
Congratulations on your 500th posting and appreciate that you've been sharing your amazing photos. Wonderful portrait. Details are crisp clear.I liked POV,sharpness,lighting and framing a lot.
Best regards Siggi

Hallo Peter.
congratulations on your 600th post on TrekNature
simply a wonderful portrait.
Congratulations again for your continued and valuable contribution on Trek Nature
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Peter, congratulations for your splendid 600th post on TN, fantastic portrait of lovely chimp in nice pose, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

I Hello Peter,
WOW, 600th posting, that's fantastic. Congratulations. Well I enjoy all your photos and especially the bird ones. What a fantastic portrait of this monkey with such superb clarity and details. But looking at those teeth I would be very wary of it. Very well done and I'm looking forward to another 600 of you photo's.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-06 13:00]

Bonjour Peter,
Un regard impressionnant et magnifique de netteté Une grande image que vous avez réalisé.

Ilustrativo en retrato del primate para la celebración de tu fotografía 600.
Espero ver muchas más.
Abrazo Peter: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Peter,
First of all, congratulations on wonderful milestone. What a fantastic image to celebrate. I love that great expression and those big eyes. He needs to go get a dentist and get a cleening however. Well done.

Hello Peter, Congratulations for your 600th post.
Impressive number!! Impressive photo too!

Hi Peter, Wow what amazing action here my friend, what did you do to upset this guy (pinch he's food or somthin hmmm, hehehe), awesome quality sharpness and these highlighted eye's are just so engaging, fabulous exposure/white balance with lovely natural colours, Major League stuff here Peter and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Peter,
Congratulations for your 600th post on TN!
A very impressive picture of this monkey, very well timing captured, excellent clarity sharpness, beautiful natural colours and lovely highlighted eye,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-07 5:04]

Hello Peter,
At first Congratulations for your 600th shot! And I like the way to let it announce by this Green Monkey!! Well chosen horizontal framing and fine colors. I agree with you, nature is fascinating!
Have a nice day
Kind regards

Wow!!!you managed to capture a stunning expression! great shot

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-10-07 19:51]

Hll Peter
WOW a splendid shot of this creature. Excellent sharpness and gesture in good and well defined details. The hairs are so wonderful.
Lively view in its best excitement.


Bonjour Peter,
Félicitations pour la performance..., et pour cette très belle attitude du sujet saisie à l'instant décisif.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-10-08 20:05]

Hello Peter,

This monkey deserves a great big bunch of bananas in posing for such an animated expression on the occasion of your 600th submission. He looks as mentally sharp & colorful as the quality of this & all the fine images that you have posted on TN. Can't wait for the next 600 to come!



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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-09 8:16]

Hi Peter,
Perfect portrait with excellent sharpness details.
Nice colours and background.
Regards Jiri.

Great shot Peter. Just at the right time. It has that wonderful sharpness, bokeh and detail. Well done my friend. Have a great day, Bill

Hello Peter

Congratulations for your 600th post on TN,
i have missed this shot posted last autumn,
at that time i was less active on TN.

Excellent portrait of this monkey shot
at the best time of the pose, great focus,
sharpness and details, TFS


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