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Madagascar Genet

Madagascar Genet
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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: 2005-09-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Fuji Velvia 50
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Southern Africa, Fauna of ETHIOPIAN (Africa) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-13 12:40
Viewed: 7921
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Madagascar Genet
(Malagy name: fosa)

It looks like a cat but it's a mangoose family.
It predates small mammals and little lemurs.
It's nocturnal and lives in the rainforest.

This pictures has been taken after the sunset, this subject was really confident and was looking for some food around my tent.

Thanks for looking.

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Hi Andrea,

It has a strange resemblence to civet cat!! good capture and contribution, i like the position of the animal foraging the ground. good POV

Goutham R

Hello Andrea,
You were fortunate to have seen this Genet, and you have captured it well with the night shot w / flash. The Genet does not seem afraid of Humans at all, maybe it is from association from human inhabitation in their habitat.
Good shot,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-04-13 13:30]

Hello Andrea,
very nice capture with a superb composition. TFS

Ciao Andrea, bella questa genetta, purtroppo non c' niente da fare le dia scansite, come dici tu, non riescono a dare il giusto dettaglio e la giusta luce. Peccato.
Buona Pasqua, domani vado a Montalcino per qualche giorno.

Hello Andrea,
It's a fantastic shot of a mammal, this is because of flash. As if I'm watching an National geographic's documentary! Thank you,

Nice snapshot of this nocturnal forager visiting you for some nourishment.

Hello Andrea,

Very good picture of that genet! The flash is well used! The colours are perfect! Very good pov also!!! How big is he?



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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-04-13 17:07]
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Hello Andrea,
You have been very lucky with this capture, did not you have been afraid so around your tent.

Well spotted and good capture Andrea, good job.

Great night shot Andrea.
Excellent colors and great details.
Goos POV and composition/

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-13 21:43]

Good shot of that genet.
An unusual animal, one that is rarely seen, if ever, on TN.
Thanks for showing us this interesting creature.

Great in-the-wild shot of this endemic animal.
You managed really well the light, composition and DOF for a night shot.

Regards, Petru

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-14 4:37]

Hi Andrea
Nice capture and composition.Good colours and POV.
Well done


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