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Indian Muntjac

Indian Muntjac
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-16
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-31 9:29
Viewed: 1756
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot at Jhirna, Jim Corbett National Park; the Muntjac is of great interest in evolutionary studies because of its dramatic chromosome variations and the recent discovery of several new species.

The Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak) is the mammal with the lowest recorded chromosome number: The male has a diploid number of 7, the female only 6 chromosomes.

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照的清晰 很漂亮的羊
光線亮麗 它的顏色真是漂亮 花紋也很美麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Dr. Subhash Ranjan,
I saw a lot of these in Mozambique, Africa. I believe they were called DIG-DIG by the natives.
Great image.
A classic presentation.
Fond regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-31 17:10]

Hi Subhash,i wish you all the best me too for the new year and thanks for this magnificent last pic of 2013,i like it! Luciano

Interesting species, chromosome-wise. I wonder if there are populations with intermediary numbers between the Chinese (2n=46) and the Indian species, as has been found in other mammals (House mouse for example). The photo is particularly nice, with its light bands on the ground. Lightening the animal and cropping some of the empty space to the right and top would make this a truly excellent photo. Well done.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-31 20:49]

Hello Subhash,
I must admit I don't understand everything about chromosomes, but I know a beautiful animal when I see one, and this is a real beauty. You have photographed it perfectly. Great work and "Happy New Year"

Hallo Subhash
My wish for you are ample photographic opportunities, and for you and your loved ones harmony, good health, joy and prosperity in 2014. Interesting deer, nice light and pose. The ears and antlers do stand out well. I do like the light in the image too.
Best regards.

SO DARN CUTE!! what a great capture and this must have been such a delight to witness! Excellent composition and love the play of light and shadows here TFS!

Hello Subhash

Very beautiful environmental photo of the Indian muntjac,
fine POV and DOF, beautiful glance of the animal on you,
beautiful light in the backlight effect, TFS


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