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Mountain Gorilla - Silverback

Mountain Gorilla - Silverback
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Copyright: Wolfgang Moeller (biamiti) (38)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200/2.8
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gorillas on freedom [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-08 12:55
Viewed: 12114
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mountain Gorilla - Silverback in Volcanoes Nationalpark in Rwanda. This guy is 1,8m high and 220kg weight.
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He looks as though he is about to say something, I wonder what happened next?

This is a very nice picture of a majestic animal, you've captured the expression well.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-01-08 13:26]
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Excellent portrait. Very natural and very impressive. TFS!


Hi Wolfgang,
you start with a nice picture.
A very nice portrait of this magnificent animal.
I like the expression and the look.
Well done.

Welcome to TN

very very very...!!!!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-01-08 14:04]

Hi Wolfgang,

Welcome to Trek N.
Excellent capture of the siverback, hope fully he allowed you more shots.


Nice shot. Good portret.

I am reading a book about portrets and they recon the trick is in the eyes. The eyes is what communicates to the viewer. You have captured the eyes well, it gives the shot personality.

Well captured and TFS

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-01-08 14:55]

hi wolfgang..welcome to TN

vicious character here...
i have been watching the chimpanzee files on frodo and freud stand off..they are also pretty vicious and gorilla like in their agression
good face shot and lots of life there
did the w/s to sharpen

click here

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-08 22:49]

A very good first performance, Wolfgang.
Nice composition and point of view.

I wish you the most cordial welcome on TrekNature.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing.

Great shot and great expression!
Wellcome to TN. A very good first post and the most important thing for me is that this is not from a Zoo!

Best regards, Petru

Excellent first post Wolfgang,
Welcome to TN.
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are spot on. Thanks for posting, Have a good week.
Enjoy TN, I look forward to viewing more of your images.

Great capture Wolfgang! This must be a fantastic experience to be with the gorillas in their environment! Very nice details in the blacks and good POV. Thank you very much for sharing!

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