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Monkey at the Chobe NP

Monkey at the Chobe NP
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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 lll USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 2, Full of tenderness / Pleine de tendresse [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-26 1:28
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Points: 10
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Monkey at the Chobe NP

A monkey is any cercopithecoid (Old World monkey) or platyrrhine (New World monkey) primate. All primates that are not prosimians (lemurs and tarsiers) or apes are monkeys. The 264 known extant monkey species represent two of the three groupings of simian primates (the third group being the 21 species of apes). Monkeys are usually smaller and/or longer-tailed than apes.

The New World monkeys are classified within the parvorder Platyrrhini, whereas the Old World monkeys (superfamily Cercopithecoidea) form part of the parvorder Catarrhini, which also includes the apes. Thus, scientifically speaking, monkeys are paraphyletic (not a single coherent group), and Old World monkeys are actually more closely related to the apes than they are to the New World monkeys.

Due to its size (up to 1 m/3 ft) the Mandrill is often thought to be an ape, but it is actually an Old World monkey. Also, a few monkey species have the word "ape" in their common name.

Exposure Time: 1/332
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 300/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-09-28 15:35

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-26 2:25]

Hi Achim,you wasn't lucky whit the light,but you manage very well the time of exposure for the best result as possible.Surely a difficult capture..but very very interesting and tender situation! My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-26 5:45]

Hi Achim,
this is cute. Very superbs sharpness and so natural. i like the baby very much.
really a nice capture here.
Well done.


hello Achim

WOW ! what a beautiful photo of the baby monkey
sit on back of his Mommy, excellent timing to shoot them
on photo, with fine POV, DOF and framimg, beautyful warm
luminosity and colour tones, TFS


Mother love and sacrifice in nature we can see easily in all the live.
Your sacrifice is very comfortable with this you can see the photos.
Great thanks for sharing ...

Ciao Achim, great capture of lovely family, wonderful composition, you managed well poor light, very well done, ciao Silvio

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