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Yellow Mongoose

Yellow Mongoose
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Copyright: Serge BREARD (BREARD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Parc Animalier de Cerza [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-11 0:28
Viewed: 2531
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Yellow Mongoose

Scientific Name: Cyrrictis perricillata
Continent: Africa
Class: Mammals
Order: Carnivores
Height / weight: 450 g to 900 g
From 40 to 60 cm + 20 cm tail
Lifespan: About 10 years
Southern Africa, southern Angola
Low vegetation, pastures, crops, pastures shave, dry bush seedlings.
Yellow mongooses live in small community of 3 to 12 individuals but against them in solitary hunters, each keeping its prey to its own. They are mainly nocturnal but can sometimes be seen hunting during the day. They protect themselves from the heat in the burrows of ground squirrels or meerkats with whom they agree.
They are particularly well suited to crops (maize, wheat) which proliferate their favorite prey: rodents. For this reason, they are well appreciated by local farmers.
Females give birth 2-5 small in October to January.
They feed on small rodents, insects, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles.
The yellow mongoose have dresses variants of dark reddish brown to yellow, the tip of their tail is white, their eyes are orange-brown.
The mongooses belong to the family of all herpestidés like meerkats.

Instead of shooting:

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Hello Breard
Excellent compozition ,nice natural colours with excellent detail.
Best regards

Hello Serge,
A very good photo of this Yellow Mongoose, lovely pose, nice eye-contact, excellent sharpness details, great natural colours and very good composition, very well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hi Serge, Fantastic quality image, splendid sharpness and clarity, good lighting with lovely colours,
Best regards,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-11 5:05]

Hello Serge,
Very beautiful photo of this Yellow Mongoos in very nice natural colours and superb sharpness and details. Great DOF and composition.

Hallo Serge,
un très beau portrait, contact beau et inense avec les yeux, très bonne netteté, excellent point de vue
Merci et félicitations
Bonne soirée
Ciao Maurizio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-10-11 8:01]

good image of beautiful mongoose, good composition and colors. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-11 9:18]

Salut Serge,une nouvelle espece rare a voir ici,tres belle photo avec une parfaite nettete' et couleurs tres naturelles,tres jolie aussi la composition.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

hello Serge
very nice picture with good details and lovelycolours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-11 10:38]

Hello Serge.
This is an excellent shot of this Yellow Mongoose. Sharp, correct exposure, beautiful composition.
Best regards Siggi

Fidelidad en los colores y un ojo muy bien captado.
Saludos Serge: J. Ignasi.

Hi Serge,
what a nice animal. Perfect capture. Nice pose of it. Amazing colours. Excellent composition. Many details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-11 10:57]

Bonsoir Serge,
Je vois que tu as assidûment photographié au parc animalier de Cerza à Lisieux. Pour moi cette ville évoquait plutôt la "petite" Thérèse.
La mangouste est un animal très particulier que je n'ai vu jusqu'à maintenant que dans des zoos. Tu as bien choisi ton angle de vue et la présentation décentrée est très bonne aussi. Excellente netteté et un parfait focus sur un oeil bien vif.
Très touchée que tu aies mis mon papillon parmi tes images favorites.
Un grand merci et un sourire aussi.
Bonne soirée

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-11 11:00]

Hi Serge,
Nice portrait of a beautiful mongoose.
Good colours vith good detail.
Regards Jiri.

very interesting creature is this curious Yellow Mongoose with its penetrating eyes indeed Serge BREARD! Thank you for this unique experience!
George Veltchev

Hello Serge,
A lovely little fellow....... Perfect focus and excellent sharp details.
The clarity and composition is great.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-11 18:31]

Hello Serge,
A wonderful image of this curious looking Mongoose. The intense stare he has on his face tells me something interesting has captured his attention. He has such pretty fur, and the cinnamon color is very beautiful. Excellent detail and attractive composition. Great job!!

Hello Serge
Interesting animal and beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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