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Long Face
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Copyright: Robin Du Bois (robindb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 0 N: 378] (1420)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D, Sigma 170-500mm APO
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-31 5:13
Viewed: 4064
Points: 12
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I have a bit of a long face today. I will be starting radiation therapy for cancer on Monday for 5 weeks. It gives me a chance to slip into the Kruger park quickly for a day during the weekend. Hopefully I can get some good images to share. This guy was sitting on the bridge over the Sabie river looking very dejected.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All baboons have long dog-like muzzles (cynocephalus, "dog-head"), close-set eyes, heavy powerful jaws, thick fur except on their muzzle, a short tail and rough spots on their protruding hindquarters, called ischial callosities. These callouses are nerveless, hairless pads of skin which are present to provide for the sitting comfort of the baboon (and other Old World monkeys). Males of the Hamadryas Baboon species also have a large white mane.
There is considerable variation in size and weight depending on species, the Guinea Baboon is 50 cm (20 inches) and weighs only 14 kg (30 lb) while the biggest Chacma Baboon can be 120 cm (47 inches) and weigh 40 kg (90 lb).
In all baboon species there is pronounced sexual dimorphism, usually in size but also sometimes in colour or canine development.
Baboons are terrestrial (ground dwelling) and are found in open savannah, open woodland and hills across Africa. Their diet is omnivorous, but is usually vegetarian. They are foragers and are active at irregular times throughout the day and night.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-07-31 5:27]

A very nice expression captured under a perfect light. The sharpness is really fine too.
I wish you good luck in your therapy, hope you can get your health back soon.
Best regards,

Hello Robin,

I wish you well with your radio therapy and I hope you will have an opportunity to keep us informed of your progress.

Please let this long face fill you with a little humour. I think it is excellent! The focus is sharp, the details are superb and the expression, with good eye contact, is very well captured.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

amazing portrait, so human, TFS Ori

Hello Robin,
I wish you all the best with your therapy, Robin.
Typical look of a Chacma baboon but this one has definitely a very long face.
Regards and TFS

Good pose, fantastic light!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-07 20:34]

Hi Robin,
an excellent shot of the baboon. Nice colours and great sharpness.
So wishing you all the best in your theraphy.


Hi Robin

A nice and warm light, goob focus and you got a animal looking at you, impeccable shot.

Best regards


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