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Vervet Monkey

Vervet Monkey
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-02-27 4:33
Viewed: 4249
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In addition to very interesting behavioral research on natural populations, vervet monkeys serve as a non-human primate model for understanding genetic and social behaviors of humans. They have been noted for having human-like characteristics, such as hypertension, anxiety, and social and dependent alcohol use. Vervets live in social groups ranging from 10–50 individuals, with males changing groups at the time of sexual maturity. The most significant studies done on vervet monkeys involve their communication and alarm calls, specifically in regard to kin and group recognition and particular predator sightings.

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Hello Tom.
Great mother and child.
nice picture captured in a perfect moment.
best wishes,

hallo Tom
super good sharpness and great details
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2013-02-27 20:24]

Hello, excellent details and sharpness. Good light management and your exposure choice has rendered the bg blurred to keep our eyes on the closeup of the vervets.
Very superb image in all regards,
est regards,

Hello Tom
Beautiful scene with wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-28 4:03]

Bonjour Tom,
Very fine mother-youngster picture. Lovely and touching, almost human pose. Very cute and well shown.
Kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-28 7:36]

Hello Tom,
A super sharp capture of this mother and child in a fine pose. The POV is great and taken with fine natural colours against a nice diffuse natural BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Tom,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and wonderful specie. Superb natural colors, good details and sharpness. As usual the photo is at the highest quality range.
Thanks for sharing!

Bonjour Tom,
Très jolie attitude et aussi une très bonne lumière qui a permis d'exposer correctement la face noire et le pelage clair (je n'ai eu que des échecs avec cette espèce jusqu'à maintenant !). Je regrette juste un cadrag un peu serré qui n'a pas permis de capturer l'ensemble des deux animaux.
Beau travail, Philippe.

Hello Tom

Another photo with full of tenderness,
beautiful and tender photo of these
Mommy and baby Vervet Monkeys, fine POV,
beautiful glances, great focus, sharpness,
and details of their furs, TFS


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