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Hanuman Langur


Hanuman Langur
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-26 2:32
Viewed: 1624
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hanuman Langur (Semnopitheaus entellus) is adapted to eating tough food which others find indigestible. They can even eat seeds with high levels of the toxins like strychnine (Strychnos nox-vomica) and distasteful vegetation avoided by other creatures. They feed mainly on leaves and other vegetation but also search the ground for fallen fruit and nuts. They also snack on insects, fungi and tree gum. They may even eat soil or stones, probably for minerals to help detoxify their food. They are thus found in a wide range of habitats from the plains to forests.

With long strong limbs, the Hanuman Langur runs fast on the ground on all fours, and climbs well and is agile among trees, its long thin tail providing balance. Their horizontal leaps average 3-5m but can reach up to 13m with some loss of height. But it is more nervous on the ground, and will flee to the trees when in danger. They usually only move on the ground when trees are scarce. They forage during the morning and late afternoon. The troop returns to the same sleeping tree every night. They sleep at the ends of branches, where it's hard for a large predator to get at them. Sometimes, they sleep in caves.

Picture taken on the roof of our hotel, where these apes came every late afternoon to steel some food. The are quite large and thus quite impressive when they come near!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-26 2:45]

Salut Pierre,une lumiere difficile bien exposee' et un portrait vraiment super,il est tres serieu et concentre'...ehehe...details excellents et couleurs naturelles,tres bien fait! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-26 7:59]

Hello Pierre,
Excellent portrait of this langur in superb sharpness and details. Although the light was not to your advantage, beautiful natural colours. Great choice of composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Mr.Pierre,
Beautiful picture of this Hanuman.Nice frame with good light and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,
Srikumar

Impressive details and perfect management of the backlight. Great portrait.

Rroberto

Bonsoir Pierre,
Agréable portrait valorisant relativement bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

Hallo Pierre
great shot with good details of this head
nice pic. gr lou

Helo Pierre

Beautiful portrait of this langur with a fine lateral POV,
beautiful lateral light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS

Asbed

Hello Pierre,
Nice picture of this Hanuman. Looking like a old man but Hanu added before.
Biswarup

Hello Pierre!
Very good portrait of this Langur in good sharpness and very nice details. Fine natural colors and a good framing. TFS,
Best Regards,
AKBAR

Hello Pierre
Very impressive portrait of this languor with great sharpness and colour.
Best wishes.
Samiran

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