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Red Bellied Lemur

Red Bellied Lemur
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Cornish (cornishpaul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 23] (122)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-05
Categories: Mammals, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon 20D
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-01 13:20
Viewed: 5378
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Order: Primates; Suborder: Prosimii;
Family: Lemuridae; Genus: Eulemur
Species: rubriventer

Adult Size : 4.4 - 5.3 pounds
Social life : Sociable, small family groups of 2 - 5 individuals
Habitat : moist forest - eastern lowland rainforest -- middle to high altitudes
Diet : fruit, flowers and leaves of 67 different plant species
Lifespan : 20 - 25 years in the wild
Sexual maturity : 2 years
Mating : Extremely seasonal, May - June
Gestation : Approximately 120 days, young are born in September - October
Number of young : one per year
Malagasy names : Tongona, Soamiera, Barimaso
Interesting Facts

* Red-bellied lemurs are sometimes active at night.
* Only red-bellied males are reddish-brown all over, females have white bellies.
* Male red-bellied lemurs have scent glands on top of their heads.
* Male red-bellied lemurs carry their offspring almost as much as the females do!
I was watching a group of diademed sifakas when this individual came down from the canopy and curled up into a beautiful ball only 10m from me- it is amazing because these lemurs are usually so hard to photograph.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-09-01 13:54]


You captured him well, the exposure and dof, pov, fantisitc.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-01 15:10]

Hello Paul,
This is a nice (spur of the moment) shot, sharp and good comp. TFS the photo and the info.
Regards, Ivan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-01 15:52]

Hallo Paul,
thank you for posting this 'unique' nature document. Clearly, conditions were not optimal to take the picture ... probably dull light in the forest understory. Nevertheless, you captured this lemur very well.

Hi Paul ,
vry good detail and composition
very nice shot , focus
TFS David

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