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Lion tailed Macaque

Lion tailed Macaque
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Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: nikon D3, Nikkor AFS600 F4G VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-26 19:28
Viewed: 1632
Points: 14
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Lion tailed Macaque:
Covered in smooth, black hair, lion-tailed macaques are hard to see in the shady forest. They have distinctive gray manes that frame their faces and give them a big-headed look. These animals get their common name from their tuft-tipped, droopy tails. Lion-tailed macaques live in moist, shady evergreen forest in the Western Ghats mountains of Southern India.In the wild, lion-tailed macaques eat fruits, seeds, buds, leaves, insects, and small birds and mammals.

Lion tailed Macaque was one among the IUCN Red list of endangered animals. Now it is no longer on ‘The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates’ list, after the international body compiling it determined that the State governments had acted positively to protect it.The habitat of the lion-tailed macaque continues to be fragmented though it is getting positive attention in the Western Ghats. Across India, the growing problem is one of conflicts among langurs, macaques and humans, aggravated by lack of understanding of primate behaviour

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This is TN...beautiful picture,but still not a single comment!Worst quality picture getting comment wdout showing their fault.Do ur best wdout thinking those ppl.gud wrk.

Well hidden but well seen. Like your composition. Thanks

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-28 6:50]

Hi Simtha,a very difficult location but still a great capture,the best dot of fire for great details,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-28 18:16]

Hello Smitha,
The thumbnail image doesn't do this shot much justice, it was only when I brought it up on my screen that I realized how neat it actually is. The Macaque is shown in exceptional detail even though it seems to be hiding from you. Awesome eye contact with such an intense gaze on it's face. Nice capture!!

Hello Smitha - Very nice picture of this attractive Macaque. Excellent sharpness with nice details and color. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes and have a nice WE - Srikumar

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2015-01-31 11:32]

Hi Simtha
beautiful wild portrait, the look is intense, I love.


Hi Smitha,

Nice to see you posting again:-). Lovely perspective here and the details are amazing.

Goutham Ramesh

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