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The Watcher

The Watcher
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma AF 70-200 F2.8 Apo EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-25 13:30
Viewed: 4101
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A follow-up image to yesterdays post from Twycross Zoo of the Meerkats (Suricata suricatta), "Somebody to Watch Over Me", this is the guy in the BG of yesterdays image, doing his most important job of watching out for danger for the rest of the group. Seen here on a chopped off tree in the centre of his enclosure which is the highest point, in the wild it would probably be a dead tree or Termite mound any thing that would give him a clear veiw of both the sky and surrounding ground, because though small Meekats are considered a favourite food of a lot of preditors so they need to be warey the whole time they are above ground, they breed and sleep in a series of tunnels under ground where they are fairly safe. In the wild the watcher uses different sounds for different dagers so that the rest of the group know where the trouble is coming from and keep an eye out in that directions as they make a boult for the safty of they tunnels.
Hope you like, Thank you for looking.

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Hi Robert,
haha, that's so cute, I like the backside here with the cute face from the side.
Also a pretty colourful BG without disturbing from this nice guy, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-07-25 13:58]

Hi Rob,

I like the composition, colours & nice background, I like the way his tail is hanging over the trunk.

TFS Hilary

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-26 3:46]

Hi Robert,

A great shot of this meerkat,yes I have been recently to the zoo as well and one was on watch while the others were sleeping and being lazy,this was a funny sight,I like this picture and has good colors and detail,well done,



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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-07-27 15:54]

Hi Robert,

Perfect portrait,
is excellent, great pose,
very nice color details and contrast.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

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