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Red Colobus

Red Colobus
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1V, Canon EF100-400 IS, Fuji Provia 100F
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-12 5:45
Viewed: 4588
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of Africa's rarest primates, the Zanzibar red colobus(Procolobus kirkii) is recognized as a distinct species,
may number only about 1500. About one third of the red colobus live in and around Jozani Forest- Ironically, the easiest monkeys to see are on farm land adjacent to the reserve. They are used to people and the low vegetation means they come close to the ground.
Zanzibar red colobus In Zanzibar Kiswahili, the name for the red colobus is kima punju -- "poison monkey"- and this has associations with a kind of poison used by evil-doers. Local people believe that when the monkeys have fed in an area, the trees and crops die.

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-12-12 5:54]

Superbe image d'un singe que l'on a pas coutume de voir si ce n'est à Zanzibar. Je crois qu'iol s'agit d'une espèce endémique, non ?


Thats Don King in exile! Bizarre lookin; animal, !

Eyal, this is nice and esxcelent picture. Good POV and good qualiti of work.

This all over world recognised rare model presents the hairstyle fashion for 2006.
Very natural and candid shot.

Regards, Petru

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-12 10:46]

What an interesting looking monkey and a fantastic pose. The BG is a bit noisy, but his funny face, direct eye contact, and cute pose make it a much enjoyed post. Sharp details and wonderful POV. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-12 10:47]

Hello Eyal!
Very nice capture.POV,clear details,sharpness,eye contact,pose of red colobus and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Eyal,
he had a bad hair day, hasn't he?
And this marvelous eyes, whatching you very interested. Your POV was excelent, I like to see him sitting at this high position.
Thank you very much, I love this guy, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Eyal,
very nice capture with great colours and sharpness. Very good composition. Thanks for sharing.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-12-12 20:04]

What a shot Eyal, I like this beast and it funny hair. The picture is great, good contrast, sharpness and composition.

Wonderful picture of this monkey, which I saw recently lots of in Zanzibar. But I did not succeed to take a face picture! Your picture is GREAT!

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