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Howler monkey

Howler monkey
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-28 3:45
Viewed: 8638
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Howler monkeys range in size from 56 to 92cm, excluding their tail which can be equally as long.
As their name suggests, vocal communication forms an important part of their social behavior. Specifically, the name comes from their distinctive loud barking whoop they make, which can be heard over considerable distances.
Quite the sound to wake up to in the morning, as they frequently visited the trees surrounding the hotel.

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Hallo Sky
Pleased to meet you. I love the pose of this Howler Monkey with its tail wrapped around the branch. It looks as if he has no cares in the world and that he is actually posing for you with food in his hand. Great sharpness and fine colours in this well-composed capture. I've heard of them before but never seen them, making this photo very special. Beautiful pose with great eye-contact. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-28 4:08]

Very comical image Sky.
Really shows this monkey's amazing acrobatic skills. Eating, while hanging from a thin branch by your tail, while studying a photographer :-)
Great exposure and lighting.
Superb sharpness.
Looks like your having an awesome time in Costa Rica you lucky thing :-)

Well done Sky,



An unusual species for me! The POV is not an easy one to take from but you have done well.

The detail, sharpness and Composition are all great.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-28 5:02]

Hello Sky,
Nice to see you back again and with lovely shots from Costa Rica! This is great view of this Howler Monkey holding on to a branch with his tail. Excellent sharpness and natural colours in this fine composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Sky,
Perfect timing to get this nice pose. I like the fresh colors and blue sky in this picture. The Howler monkey is in perfect focus. TFS this fine image.

Very fine image of the Howler Monkey, Sky.
The fellow seems to be busy eating and looks back at you indifferently.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-28 9:54]

Hi Sky.
Very cute picture. I like mutual understanding between you and your charming model. Great eye-contact and very attractive pose of the animal. Despite the contrast subject you have exposed image very well. Details, sharpness and DOF are perfect as well as the natural lighting and colours. My compliments and TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-28 12:34]

Hi Sky and nice to see you back here :)
Hope you are well :)

I see you've been away in Costa Rica, too lately :) I'm sure it's as beautiful there as people say and i also see that you've come back with some nice photos for us.
This howler monkey is a very interesting animal and one we don't get to see a lot of here on TN. You capture is very good - with excellent sharpness on the monkey and catching it in a very natural and relaxed pose.
Very good DOF here, too and also a good exposure.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Sky,
The clarity on it's face is awesome with good exposure and focus!
many thanks for sharing also with a wonderful informative notes
have a wonderful weekend, Sky!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-28 13:51]

Hola Sky,
excelente captura,
original momento y buen foco...

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-29 1:27]

Hi Sky,
Wonderful shot of this Howler Monkey in its natural domain and I like the way it balances with the tail. Very hilarious but common pose. Immaculate sharp image with nice colours. Great eye contact and I like your POV to portray this scene. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-29 15:52]

Hi Sky,
He looks so adorable, he wants to be adopted!!
Lovely contact eye with the photographer!
Nice natural colours with good details in the fur!
Well done!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-01 8:05]

Hello Sky,
Someone was watching you, great capture of this fine species I bet their howl would be a great wake up call, if one hadn't partied the night before, lol. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

Hi Sky,
You manged a fine composition/pose of this Howler feeding.
Good facial focus detail though getting a bit dark in areas.
I'd bee very happy if this was mine. Good work.

Hallo Sky,
sehr schön komponierte, klare und detailreiche, im Halbschatten gegen den hellen Himmel ideal belichtete Aufnahme mit einladendem Augenkontakt. Schönes Dokument einer eindrucksvollen Reise in die Tropen von Panamá.
Vielen Dank - und herzliche Grüße,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-12 21:28]

Hello Sky

A very good POV for this shot.
You have made excellent eye contact.
The pose in the tree is well captured.
Excellent lighting and colours.
Very good detail and sharpness.


Hi friend Sky,
A lovely shot of this Howller Monkey friend! TFS.

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