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|Another from the Twycross Zoo Visit, this time one of the many monkeys that the zoo specialises in. Shot with available light late in the afternoon through the thick armour plate glass that fronts all the pens so you can get a close and clear veiw. Being 2cm away from a very large silver back male Gorilla is vey amzing especially as he to be as intrested in us as we were in him. The disadvantage to the glass was the finger prints and smears on both sides of the glass but especially on the out side so its worth taking a pack of glass cloths to wipe an area clean though I managed to find areas that were clean to put the lens up against to shoot through, though using flash just seemed to give a white glaze over any images taken that way.|
it was a very hot day and most of the inmates were hidding in cool and shady corners so finding this medium sized Monkey a Red-tailed Guenon Cercopithecus ascanius perched out in the middle of its enclosure so was able to get a full body shot though I have cropped it here to a portrate because there was too much distraction from the surrounding bits of rope and branches, plus I thought it looked cuter like this.
This Monkey originates in Africa and can be found in forests widely across the center part of Africa Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Ugandaand in a great range of forest types too primary and secondary lowland rainforest, mountain forest, swamp,acacia woodland. with a complete range of food though mainly fruit , but leaves shoots and the odd bit of animal prey like lizards that cross their paths.
Hope you like him.
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- [2006-07-26 14:18]
A very good effort, well done on the composition.