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Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii

Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/13 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-09 2:07
Viewed: 8913
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A very difficult photo by the conditions of light, and by the environmental humidity in a rainy day and a rainy forest. The immense satisfaction to secure this pic at 1600 ISO, 1/13, 5.6, without tripod.

The Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the Robust Chimpanzee, is a great ape. The name troglodytes, Greek for 'cave-dweller', was coined by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach in his Handbuch der Naturgeschichte (Handbook of Natural History) published in 1779. Colloquially, it is often called the chimpanzee (or simply 'chimp'), though technically this term refers to both species in the genus Pan: the Common Chimpanzee and the closely-related Bonobo, or Pygmy Chimpanzee.Although warthogs are commonly seen in (and associated with) open grasslands, they will also seek shelter and forage in denser vegetation.
Several subspecies of the Common Chimpanzee have been recognized:
• Central Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes troglodytes, in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo;
• Western Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes verus, in Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, C๔te d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria;
• Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes vellerosus, in Nigeria and Cameroon;
• Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii, in the Central African Republic, the Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Zambia.

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This photo is taken in Kibale National Park, Kabarole district in the Toro kingdom, Uganda.. Original format.

eng55, boreocypriensis, Argus, albert, Miss_Piggy, jaycee, Dis. Ac., Jamesp has marked this note useful
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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-09 2:50]

Hi Ferran,
Very nice portrait.I liked especially expression on face a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Ferran, lovely capture of this cute Chimpanzee. It facial expression look like my late grandfather:) Thanks for this funny and perfect capture.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-09 3:41]

Hello Ferran,
An excellent head-and-shoulders portrait of a Chimpanzee taken with fine sharpness and practically no noise, especially as it is at ISO 1600 in the low light.
Well done and TFS!
Kind regards,

Hello Ferran,
Great chim's portrait, the high ISO doesn't affect the quality of your photo, details are very good
We were also in Kibale forest last year, but did not have the chance to get so close with the chims, it was also raining and our friends were high up in the trees

Hai Ferran,
Innocent look of the chimpanze.well shot with a very good POV and DOF.nice background,good job.

Hallo Ferran
This is a beautiful close-up and well framed shot of a Chimpanzee. A real "cutie". Your image shows its beautiful profile in clear and fine detail. Light is used well, resulting in a fine and flawless photograph. A great composition with great clarity and sharpness. The facial expression is priceless. Thanks for sharing.

dear ferran, this really must have been difficult by 1/13! well done. he is looking very curious.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-09 8:46]

Hi Ferran,

A magnificent portrait of this Chimpanzee looking straight into the camera - hard to believe the lighting conditions were poor. The expression on his face is priceless and the eyes are marvelous. Excellent details of his face and fur and perfect skin color. You must have been very close to him.


Hi Ferran,

very nice portrait picture from these chimpanzee.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-11 23:39]

Hi Ferran

I went to Kibale two years ago - I found the conditions very, very difficult for good shots (there isone in my Uganda folder). Excellent shot in difficult conditions.


Hello Ferran,
Fascinating expression.
...and what a scientific name:-). I think too much 'slang', I guess.
How was Uganda?

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