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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: 2004-08-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-05-20 6:19
Viewed: 4539
Points: 8
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CHLOROCEBUS
Vervet monkeys

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Cercopithecinae
Genus: Chlorocebus

The vervet monkeys or green monkeys are medium-sized primates from the family of Old World monkeys. There are six species currently recognized, although some classify them all as a single species with six subspecies. Either way, they make up the entirety of the genus Chlorocebus.

These monkeys are found only in sub-Saharan Africa; their range extends from Senegal and Ethiopia down to South Africa. A small population, which travelled with enslaved Africans as pets, also are found in the Caribbean, especially on the islands of Barbados and Saint Kitts.

The top side of the fur of the vervet monkeys varies by species from pale yellow through grey-green brown to dark brown, while the lower portion and the hair ring around the face is whitish yellow. The face, hands, and feet are hairless and black, although their abdomenal skin is bluish. Males have a bright blue scrotum and red penis. Vervet monkeys reach an adult size of from 40 to 43 cm for males and 34 to 39 cm for females, with a tail measuring 30 to 50 cm long. Males weigh from 4 to 4.5 kg and females weigh from 2.5 to 3.5 kg.

Unlike the closely related guenons, vervets are not primarily forest dwellers, rather, they are semi-arboreal and semi-terrestrial, spending most of the day on the ground feeding and then sleeping at night in the trees. However they must drink each day and are dependent on water, so they are never far from rivers or lakes. Like most other members of the Cercopithecoidea superfamily, they have cheek pouches for storing food. They are diurnal, and are particularly active in the early morning and in the later afternoon or early evening.

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Hi Andrea,
Great shot. I like the pose, POV and open mouth expression seen. Interesting light. Wonderful natural setting also. I did a quick WS, hope you don't mind.
Well done and TFS!

ciao Andrea
bel soggetto.
la nota molto interessante
giacomo

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-05-20 11:39]

Good portrait Andrea, it looks like it was posing just for you. Great composition, very sharp and a very good exposure. I love the way the sun shines in its eyes. Well done !

Mario

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-28 6:13]
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Hi Andrea
You did well with this capture, especially considering that the monkey was sitting in the shade. This is a rather difficult specie to capture well, because of the whites and light greys on most of the body and the pitch black face. Normally you find that either the body tends to OE or the face tends to go too dark.
Howard did well with his workshop to remove some noise and highlighted circles in the BG, but I think you both could have applied some brightness to try and highlight the face a little more. Even if it was just selective brightening.
The rest of the photo is very good. The composition, colours, and details were well managed.
Good work and TFS.
Regards
Loot

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