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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-24 2:21
Viewed: 5594
Points: 44
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Barbary Macaque
Macaca sylvanus

The Barbary Macaque is a tail-less macaque. Found in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco with a small, possibly introduced, population in Gibraltar, the Barbary Macaque is one of the best-known Old World monkey species. Besides humans, they are the only primates that live freely in Europe. Although the species is commonly referred to as the "Barbary Ape", the Barbary Macaque is a true monkey, not an ape. Confusion as to the name could have arisen from the fact that apes are tailess, as is the Barbary Macaque.

This monkey is yellowish-brown to grey with lighter undersides, growing to a maximum size of 75 cm (30 in) and 13 kg (29 lb). Its face is a dark pink and its tail is vestigial. The front limbs of this monkey are longer than its hind limbs. Females are somewhat smaller than males.

Dwelling in forests of cedar, pine and oak, the Barbary Macaque may frequent elevations of 2,100 m (6,900 ft) or more. It is a diurnal animal, dividing its time more or less equally between arboreal and terrestrial territory. Mostly herbivorous, this monkey feeds on leaves, roots, and fruit, but will also eat insects. By day, the Barbary Macaque patrols a territory which may span several square kilometers; it peacefully co-exists with other primate species, sharing watering holes without incident. The Barbary Macaque moves about energetically on all fours, occasionally rising erect on its hind limbs to survey for threats.

The Barbary Macaque is a gregarious monkey, forming mixed groups of several females and males; the troop of 10 to 30 individuals is matriarchal, with its hierarchy determined by lineage to the lead female. Unlike other macaques, the males participate in rearing the young; much time is spent playing and grooming with them. In this way, a strong social bond is formed between a male and his offspring, both the male's own and those of others in the troop. This may be a result of selectiveness on the part of the females, who seem to prefer highly parental males.
The mating season runs from November through March. After a gestation period of 147 to 192 days, typically one baby per female is born; twins are a rarity. The monkeys reach maturity at 3 to 4 years of age, and may live for 20 years or more.
(Source: wikipedia)

Image taken in Prague Zoo

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Günaydın selen güzel bir çalışma çok komik çıkmış kraker zannetmiştir. eline saglık

Very cute capture Selen, love the direct eye contact with this little guy.
The young macaque's look epitomizes the inquisitive nature of this intelligent primate. Very good sharpness, detail, color, POV, and exposure :)

Selam Selen Hanım, Bu ne tatlı ve güzel, bi o kadar da çikin :-) makaka yavrusu. Sarılasım geldi valla:). Homo sapiens bebeleri kadar tatlı. Ne de olsa uzaktan da olsa akrabayız. Nefis çekim olmuş, elinize sağlık. Sayenizde yüzümde tebessüm de belirdi. Teşşekürler paylaşımınız için. Sağlıcakla,

merhaba Selen hanım,
güzel bir çekim olmuş. oldukça sevimli. başlık da güzel. biraz da eğlenceli duruyor. elinize sağlık.
geçen hafta Akifle kulağınızı çınlatmıştık Moganda. belki sonraki gezilerde sizinle de karşılaşırız.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-03-24 4:46]

Cute baby... Wonderful photo, TFS

Bellissimo momento di cattura, eccellente lo sguardo diretto pieno di curiosità, ottimi POV e composizione, buoni i dettagli e molto belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-03-24 5:51]

Merhaba Selen,
This is not just a technically perfect capture for its sharpness, details, light, colours, but a really good portrait of the intillence of this animal. One can feel "something" looking to its eyes.
TFS, José M.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-24 9:13]

What a superb shot of this cute little Macaque!
The eye-contact here is superb and the expression on this little guy's face is priceless!
Excellent composition and POV.
Very good sharpness.
Nice work Selen!

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-03-24 10:00]

Bonjour Selen
Très belle prise de ce petit singe, excellente netteté et couleurs, belle expression du sujet et belle lumière.
Amicalement Robi

An almost perfect family portrait, since only the large abdomen and legs of the mommy could be discerned in the BG Selen, but on the other hand, the infant is a succesful study in beauty and cuteness my friend, thank you indeed for sharing this fine tableau with us.

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  • Peppe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 4 N: 45] (188)
  • [2008-03-24 11:05]

Hi Selen!

Funny portait you captured here! The eyes is such a contrast to the rest of the photo and you are immediately drawn to them.
Excellent sharpness throughout the baby macaque!

Well done!



Hello Selen,
I think he likes you. On the other hand he's very busy apparently:-)
Well done

very cute, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-24 13:43]

Hello Selen,
What an excellent photo! The eye-contact is amazing. Outside all the other fantastic technical elements.

Merhaba Selen,
Very cute expression from this cute fellow! lovely eyes!
fine image with good sharpness, natural colour and details
a very informative notes regards this Macaque!
many thanks

  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-24 18:44]

Hola Selen.
Just a beautifu photo. Great moment You have here. Nice face looking at You. Beautiful!
Saludos Selen.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-24 22:46]

Hi Selen,
Great shot of this cute Macaque with fanatastic eye contact and a curious expression. Nice colours and details and I like the way it feels se cured besides his/her mother. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Selen,
What a wonderful shot, the cuteness factor alone is worth 10 out of 10, amazing eye contact, superb detail, well framed and composed, really nice work, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-03-27 13:14]

Hi Selen

Gorgeous big eyes and a very sweet pose. This is a really delightful shot. Beautifully sharp and well composed as well



Very nice shot of this baby monkey, Selen and a very apt title, as well!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-28 11:22]

merhaba selen
cok sevimli bir model ve sicak bir kadraj sunmussun
modelin pozu, goz temasi, kompozisyon, renkler, netlik ve detaylar nefis
eline saglik

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-03-28 13:15]

Hi Selen,

What a lovely image, you've captured a very nice moment. He looks adorable !
Very well done!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-28 21:03]

Hello Selen

What a sweet image,you have captured the child like innocence very well.The wide eyed curiosity.
I like the low ,eye level POV.
Wonderful clarity and focus.


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