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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
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-05 6:15
Viewed: 5017
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
! * Barbary Macaque Under captivity. Image taken in Prague Zoo

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.

Appearance
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.

Ecology
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)

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hello selen,
very nice capture, the Macaca sylvanus looks cute in this pose, nice pov, well composed shot, beautiful colours, sharp image,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Merhaba Selen,
What a capture!
You had a great timing to get this pose of the macaque in equilibrium.
It's very good the expression caught and the composition made with the branches and trunk.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
JM

Dear Selen

Where did you get this photo of me? I told the children to keep it out of sight.
Jokes aside. Lovely capture. He/she looks very guilty. I think Manyee would have described this posting very well. Hope she sees it. She once compared one of the photos from Loot’s portfolio. Deep, Deep Trouble Again to the character of a child. It was excellent, and one could see that she is in touch with children all day long.

I found your notes also very interesting and learned a lot about this Barbary Macaque.
I appreciate your posting. Well done.

Kind regards
Aaltjie

çok çok şirin ve sevimli çıkmış o)))
güzel kompozisyon.ellerine saglık Selen.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-05 7:27]

Hi Selen,
a nice shot of this monkey.
Perfect title.
Sharp with good details.
Well done,
Joe

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-05 7:42]

Hi Selen

What a wonderful POV - the detail and isolation from the BG are excellent. Clever title too.

James

my friend selen, Selam!
Awesome sharpness, clarity, rich colour and much details with best pov and pose!
very very well composed and well seen
my compliment to this outstanding photo!
cheers
Tony

Bonjour Selen, il est vraiment trop mignon ce petit singe, très jolie pose et superbe composition,merci de partager,
Pat

merhaba Selen hanım,
çok sevimli bir hayvan, net bir çekim; açı, kompozisyon da çok güzel. elinize sağlık. selamlar. Ahmet

Un simpático "personaje".
Preciosos detalle y nitidez.
Buena nota.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-05 16:36]

Hola Selen,
precioso disparo,
original y simpático momento,
saludos amiga.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-05 20:24]

Hello Selen, you caught this Macaque in a very good pose. Very sharp image, good exposure and great composition. TFS,

Mario

Hi Selen,
I liked this! Splendid shot!
Excellent colors, sharpness and interesting POV.
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Well done!
My best regards,
José Roberto

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-06 2:23]

Hi Selen,
Wonderful shot and a fabulous expression and pose captured. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and perfect lighting. I like the natural habitat and the textures on its skin. Excellent POV to portray this scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-06 4:07]

Bravo, Selen.
Ultimate cute picture of this sweet baby. Great expressive scene. Outstanding composition and quality of the image. Nice complete note. My greeting and warm regards.
Alexei.

Very fine sharp. Excellent details and lovely colours. Very nice shot.
Best wishes,
Achim

hello selen
une image tres mignon, ce petit est fabuleux et ta photo est une parfaite réussite, belles couleurs tres nettes
félicitations
amitiès
edith

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-09-06 17:47]

Very nice capture, Selen! This is a cute guy and your picture's quality is great!
Regards,
Zeca

Hi Selen, nice capture and from a nice POV, excellent detail on this little chap and as always excellent notes, Cheers Rick

The lighting in this is exceptional for showing the fine details.I like how the light shows through the ear. What a cute little animal, and such a good pose for you.
Thanks Selen.
Hope you enjoy your weekend:)

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-09-10 13:21]

Super ya tebrik ederim. .

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