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Hapalemur aureus


Hapalemur aureus
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Copyright: Albert Herbigneaux (albert) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200 with MB-200, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-16 6:35
Viewed: 5135
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo from a Golden Bamboo-lemur must be the first on TN ?
The Golden Bamboo Lemur or Golden Lemur (Hapalemur aureus) is a medium sized bamboo lemur endemic to Ranomafana, this species was only identified in 1987,and it is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss.
Endemic to Ranomafana,. It is very active in early mornings until about 9 am, when it starts sleeping and becomes very hard to find.
As its name indicates this lemur feeds almost exclusively on bamboo The golden bamboo lemur consumes enough cyanide daily to kill a human, but the lemurs' detoxification mechanism is still unknown
About the size of a domesticated cat, H. aureus has a total body length of around 800 mm, the tail comprising half of this. Individuals weigh between 1.2 and 1.6 kg. The soft fur is of moderate length and the muzzle is short. The head is globose and ears are short and hairy but not tufted. The face is black with golden-yellow eyebrows, cheeks and throat. Underparts are yellow, although dorsally there are grey-brown guardhairs with underfur of pale orange.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-17 13:23]

Bravo Albert pour la superbe capture de cette rareté! J'aime bien la pose du sujet et la grande netteté de l'image, excellent travail!

Mario

salut Albert

j'ai manqué de tes dernières images, pour donner mes critiques
parfois je répond aux critiques comme je le fait actuellement
sinon les autres fois je vais de continent en continent,
et ça fait longtemps que je n'ai pas cliqué dans la section
continent Africain de TN

belle image comme le dit Mario de cette rareté,
avec un excellent POV et cadrage, j'aime également
la pose du sujet, belle luminosité, excellente netteté et détails,

TFS

Asbed

Wowww... you are absolutely one of the best wild life photographers MF Albert. When i look your impressive shots like this, i am remembering our friend James Parker(jamesP) who is not exist on TN for a long time. I admire such shots showing the animal beahaviours in their natural habitats like this.
TFS and have a great WE MF!
Cheers,
Bayram

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