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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Intimate Portraits, A - Z of Mammals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-27 3:06
Viewed: 5050
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The gorilla, the largest of the living primates, is a ground-dwelling omnivore that inhabits the forests of Africa. Gorillas are divided into two species and (still under debate as of 2007) either four or five subspecies. Its DNA is 97%–98% identical to that of a human, and is the next closest living relative to humans after the two chimpanzee species.

Photo taken in Safaripark "Beekse Bergen".
The gorilla photographed here beat the chest several times and broke branches. I didn't show any provocative behavior though; I didn't look the gorilla into the eyes and so forth...
Could it be 'the lens'? Maybe the MarkIII shipment was postponed again in Gorilla country?;-)

Shooting Date/Time
21/07/2007 16:34:23
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EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
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AF mode
One-Shot AF

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Heyshamite: Yes, Petervanderschelden 1 07-28 15:12
To anilnediyara: Hello Anilvanderschelden 1 07-27 09:09
To angybone: think it is a 'he', Angelinavanderschelden 1 07-27 06:10
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Wonderful shot! Very interesting face.

What a wonderful pose you've captured the Gorilla in Annick.
Really looks as if it's astonished by the gear you're photoraphing with :)
Lovely facial expression.
Background is pleasing soft and sharpness, lighting and composition are spot on.
Excellent work.
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)
  • [2007-07-27 3:39]

Hi Annick,
a comical shot of this Gorilla.
Sharp with brilliant detail.
Great quality.
Well done,

Excellent portrait of the gorilla,
Great focusing,BG and lighting,
Superb shot , Well done!

Wonderful shot. Very nice colours, good details. Well captured, thank you.
Best wishes,

Hi Annick,
The gorialas are so seemed to the humans that when looking to the eyes is very impressing.
As impressive is this picture!
I like so much the pose and the expression got.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
PD: It seems you're enjoying the new toy!

Hi Annick,
A beautiful portrait capture of this gorilla. Very nice details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Excellent pose perfect timing Annick!
The composition, DOF and POV are wonderful!

Great expression - I wonder what s/he's thinking?
You captured a great moment here!

LOL - that was it - you shouldn't have shown him the MKIII. No wonder, that he freaked out.
All around excellent - wonderful detail, pose and colors!
Cheers, Klaus

Hello Annick
Great portrait, very flattering one too. Any model will be happy to pose for you :)

Was the light very low? asked because f3.2 1/800s @ iso640. There are no noise to be seen.

TFS Anil

'I am looking fine--looking fine'... so the picture is ........

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-27 19:59]

Hello Annick

Oh my,I have seen this same expression on humans.It is such a wonderful portrait.The focus is bang on,and the details are tack sharp.This gorilla must use a good shampoo and conditioner because it's coat lustre is fantastic.Excellent POV and DOF.Great job.TFS


Hi Annick, great portrait of gorilla with splendid expression, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
:) tomorrow

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-28 6:17]

salut Annick
ah oui cette image est particulièrement forte. C'est un de mes sujets préférés dans les zoos car ils ont vraiment une expression unique. Côté technique tout est bon comme d'habitude, bravo.


Hola Annick,
Fantástico retrato con muy bonita pose, la luz, nitidez y fondo son fantásticos, saludos
José Ramón

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-28 8:15]

Annick, What a shot and lovely. ganesh d later

Hi Annick,
Good portrait of the Gorilla. Well defined and sharp. Interesting expression.
New camera performing well with the lens?

Nice pose Annick!
Good colos, too.

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