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Colobus guereza occidentalis

Colobus guereza occidentalis
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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/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Monkeys, Mammals of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-10 10:28
Viewed: 5767
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This black-and-white colobus species grows to about 18-28 inches, with a 20-35 inch tail. It weighs 12-32 pounds. It has no cheek pouches, and, like most colobi, the thumb is nearly absent. Its coat is a glossy black with its face and rump surrounded by white and a U-shaped white mantle on its sides and rear of back. Its tail is white at the end. Young are all white. The point of its nose nearly touches its mouth. Its hind legs are long and well-muscled for leaping through the trees and bounding along branches. Its rump callouses allow it to sit for long periods of time on slender branches without discomfort.

The subspecies C. g. occidentalis occurs from eastern Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon, eastwards to south-western Sudan and Uganda.

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A very difficult photo by the conditions of light, the dark in the forest and the sky very clearly in a rainy day and a rainy forest.

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

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-10 10:51]

Hello Ferran,
The photos I've got from the same place in Uganda are all black and white spots without any details. It was the pre-digital period. But this photo is great. Even against a white BG the details are superb. Great well saturated and clear colours in a very good composition. Nice poses.

Hi Ferran,

Good composition of these Monkees.
Very good dof and pov.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-10 12:12]

Hola Ferran,
Una muy atractiva toma de dos Colobus monos. Me gustan la composición en el árbol, la luz y el POV.
No ha visto esta espécie antes, quizas el primo vez en TN?
Buen trabajo amigo

Hi Ferran,
Very good capture of these colobus monkeys. Excellent result considering B&W subject in bad light, sharp details, good composition and POV.

Hi Ferran

Great shot of these monkeys in difficult light. The details are clear and sharp. Good eye contact and composition.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-11 3:41]

Hello Ferran,
What a splendid capture of this pair of Colobus monkeys up the tree. Excellent details and colours showing their beautiful coats and long tails. I like the way they're watching you and the composition is very nice.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-15 18:11]

Hi Ferran,
a very impressive shot of these creature. Lively and full of expression.
superbly sharp and well composed.
Such a beautiful and pricey collections that you have.
Excellent presentation.


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