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Catta Lemur

Catta Lemur
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Fuji Velvia 50
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Photographer's favourite, Natural stripes, Fauna of ETHIOPIAN (Africa) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-28 10:27
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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Catta Lemur
(Ring Tailed Lemur)
In Madagascar live up to 50 species of lemurs.
This one is the most terrestrial, it spend most of the day looking for food on the ground.
It lives in big groups defendig their territory from other groups.

(Velvia 50 film)

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2006-03-28 10:29]

Well captured moment and pose. Great colours and very sharp subject. Nice work Andrea.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-28 10:42]

Wonderful pose of the lemur with his famous ring tail sticking all the way up in the air. It is like a flag. Sharp details and great colors. I like his red eyes staring intently.
It is wonderful to see this little guy in his natural environment. We only get to see them in the zoo.
TFS. : )

Che bel tipetto!!! Bella!
Hai ragione sulla foto del cigno ma col bianco candido è sempre un casino quando vuoi un po' di contrasto.

Beautiful shot!! I can imagine you would have had to have been pretty quick to get this shot.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-03-28 10:57]

Hi andrea,

Nice picture of this lemur,I like his pose,good composition,TFS


Hello Andrea,
You have good sharpness, detail, exposure, and a great pose with the tail up in the air..Well composed, nice POV. Great shot!

Buon giorno Andrea,
pretty and very lively shot of that funny looking lemur.
Very conspicuous guy, definitely not a master of camouflage.
There seem to be no dangerous large predators like tigers and panthers on the lucky island of Madagascar.
Clear and fresh colours, good details. Really good quality for a film scan.
Thank you, and best regards,

Great capture !

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-03-28 12:07]

Privet Andrea.
Very beautiful picture. The interesting moment (a tail as a column) - was guarded a lemur, that that has frightened. Work is pleasant.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-28 12:16]

Hello Andrea , A Very good photo , good colours details
his pose , sharpnes and dof ,very good ,Greetings Teunie .

Wounderfull capture Andrea although I find the green a little to over powering and believe the shot would be more powerful if the green wasn't as bold, hope I'm making sense

Very nice capture! composition, color and DOP are perfect
TFS, Laurent

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  • Jannie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
  • [2006-03-28 15:47]

Excellent pose and POV. Pity about the grass in front of him but it's not too distracting. Photo makes me think of the "I LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT" song from the Madagaskar movie.

Thanx for sharing

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-28 16:23]

Hi Andrea,

This is a lovely creature. Great pose and magnificent expression.

Ciao Andrea,
Buona foto, mi piace la pose del lemur, i colori e la composizione. Il foco è un pò "soft", ma non molto.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-28 18:45]

Hello Andrea,
Good sharpness, detail, exposure, and Well composed. Nice POV.
Well done

great moment, colours, composition, details, light, POV...
Every thing is great!
Thanks Ana:)

What a lovely image,I like their colour and their wide eyes...
Well captured...

this is the reason why i would visit madagascar sometimes,
to see this fellow in the nature, not in the zoo.
cute lemur, good timing on this great pose.
well seen & captured, thor.

Oh, wow!
What a funny picture :)
Super photo!

Wonderful capture, Andrea.

Wonderful Andrea!!!

Hi Andrea,
Wow, this is great, specially red eyes, pastel tones of the photo, cute animal all are great. Congrats...

Salve Andrea
eccellente cattura e complimenti per la tua splendida galleria.
Grazie per il commento.
saluti G.Paolo

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-04-01 18:11]

Hello Andrea, Great contrast. You portrayed this lemur perfectly. I love the saturated colors you used. Very well done, Gabriel

Hello Andrea,
An awesomely cute guy well captured!
I like the composition, good DOF puts him pin sharp in the middle of the blurry straws...
Good fresh colours in this pleasant image!
Pablo -

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-06 3:46]

Andrea bonjour, bien belle photo avec ce Lemurien à la queue remarquable. Bonne composition et bon piqué. Félicitations, Didier.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-07 0:27]

Wonderful capture, Andrea. I don´t know if you have kids, but this is Zoboomafoo, from the Discovery Kids Channel. Amazing sharpness and beautiful colours! TFS!

Hello Andrea,
It is nice to see someone else using film, and especially Fuji Vevia. I guess we are now the dinosaurs of photography.
The Lemur is beautiful and you have captured it at the precise moment that allows it to be clearly seen in its natural way. Beautiful color, very good depth and focus, and positioning is excellent, maybe a little to the right would have hewlped bu it does not boher me in the least...


What a great capture - Good detail, POV, DOF and I like the colours. Congrats!!!


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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-04-10 7:21]

Well done ...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-11 4:53]

What an intriging animal you have here Andrea. Of course, it is the Ring Tailed Lemur from the movie, Madagascar. So you saw it there, what a great place it must be to visit.
Good shot, nice and sharp, and you have caught him in a great pose. TFS

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-04-11 8:38]

bella foto ,questo è l'animale che c'è su madagascar ed è troppo simpatico e i colori sono bellissimi complimenti. Bravo

Oh! Andrea What a lovely pic. I like the tail (tale!) of it.

Hi Andrea,
Wonderful shot of this lovely Lemur. The colours are pretty and I like the rings on the lemur's tail. Nice details. Well captured!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-04-27 12:43]

Hi Andrea,
Great shot, very well focused. Excelent DOF, colours and pose.
José M.

Fantastic Andrea. To be in Madagascar to capture the wild is a dream. Have you seen chameleons out there? My cousin Zeca has already pointed want I was going to...this is Zoboomafoo of Discovery Kids Channel!

Hi Andrea,

Very nice capture.
Sweety :-)


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-04-29 14:56]

Hi, Andrea!
This Lemur is very cute with this barrier-luke tail. The portrait is excellent: sharp at the "face" and blurred background.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-04 4:32]

After so many good comments, I just add that I like very much your photo of this nice Lemur with its superb tail.
Congratulations Andrea and TFS.

Hi Andrea, Lovely photo of the Lemur. DOF, POV and focus very good. Pity about the blade of grass accross its chest. Maybe remove it with photoshop? Well done and keep shootin!!

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-05-05 13:32]

Hi Andrea, this one id fantastic. Like from cartoon Madagaskar. Excelent POV and coloures.

Hi, Andrea.
Wonderful shot. Fantastic pose. My favourite tail. Nice colors and well composed.

Hi andrea

I love this, look at him, do you see the Madagascar movie? the same charachter((((((:
very nice, lovley.
it has great details as well.

thanks for sharing


bonjour Andrea,
superb specimen here, good timing for catch a funny position, good work, thanks for your visit,
bravo Martin

Hello Andrea,
Madagasca must be a very unique place on earth and you managed to capture some very unique moments there. This one I like best because the Lemur is definitelly busy with sommething/someone else but the photographer and delivers a unique pose. TFS Good note.

nice shot on King Julien! Ciao Mario (corso LIPU)!

trop mignon cette petite bête, belle prise belles couleurs. bonne réussite

Questo si che è un gran scatto complimenti vivissimi, quando organizziamo caccia fotografica insieme ?????????

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-26 14:35]

Hello Andrea,

Wonderful picture of this Lemur! Excellent sharpness, dof and great green bg!!! The colors looks so natural too! I like the way he is standing! And look at those red eyes! Fantastic!



Andrea que foto tan estimulante la de este lemur se nota su libertad y se capta la sensacion de su ambiente, ademas de su excelente combinacin de colores.


  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-08 2:17]

A lovely catch of a second in the life of this beautiful lemur.
details colours BG all are great. POV is beautifull.

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-06-13 13:53]

Hi Andrea,
what a nice photo, you are captured good moment! So well seen and detailed photo, thanks and best wishes,

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-06-15 11:34]

This is an excellent shot. I love your pictures, you do so well with color and just the right amount of saturation. Very nice detail on the fur, and not to mention the cute factor. :) very cute.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-07-09 2:39]

Oh how i missed this cute shot!!!Very nice capture!!Lov the compo..Contrast of colours looks best here.

Hi Andrea!
Beautiful colors, POV and DOF. Great composition. Well done!
thanks for sharing

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-07-20 5:18]

Hi Andrea, What a great shot, I really like the contrast between the Lemur and the vibrant green background.

TFS Hilary

Wonderful, Andrea! Perfect focus and depth of field, and a tale that just grabs the eye right from the start. Helpful note -- and just plain cute subject. Thanks for sharing.

Great Picture!
The ring-tail is my favorite lemur. This POV catches the animal in it`s true nature.
Best regards,

  • Brodel (74)
  • [2006-09-07 16:52]

Ya tu ves...:Ç no me gusta nada.

wow, the colors are incrediable, love how you caught him standing up. What a neat looking creature! Very sharp ..love it TFS
Donna :o)

Could be the same...I think they are all clones:-).
Nice not-in-captivity pic.

Nice picture.

Excellent exposure, focus and details.

The colours are amazing.

Only one issue the feet that are cut of. In nature photography the rule (and they get serious about this) is that if the feed is in the grass you should leave enough space that they would have been visible was not for the grass.

Other than trully an amazing shot.


Hi Andrea,

A lovely capture of this lemur , the moment is very well capture with good details as well as shaprness on to that. Lovely pic.



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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2006-12-10 19:38]

Hola Andrea, bella foto colores muy nitidos buen encuadre Sira

Hi Andrea!
the pose and expression are really outstanding , colours great and sharpness perfect...a great wildlife photography!
best regards

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  • Auoui (7)
  • [2007-01-09 20:53]

Funny expression and a superb photo. I like the POV.

great shot!

Oi Andrea,

Adoro lêmures apesar de nunca ter visto um ao vivo. Acho seus movimentos muito engraçados.
Belissima captura, com lindas cores e contrastes. Toda composição está muito bonita!!!
Obrigada por compartilhar tua foto!!
Bom domingo!!

Hi Andrea. I love this capture of the Lemur. Excellent clarity and colours. Good composition. Murray.

Just one word: superb shot !
I really love the contrast color between the background and the lemurs body, could catch the details also, the fur on it's left hand make it really live

Caspita, che dettaglio! Bellissima pdc ed ottimo momento, inoltre la pellicola non ti perdona errori....


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