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Black Snub-nosed Monkey

Black Snub-nosed Monkey
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Copyright: Chris Harrison (chrish) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 300 f/4 APO G
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animal Portraits II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-06 8:27
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Black or Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey (Pygathrix bieti).

It is found in the high cold mountain evergreen forests of fir, spruce and Rhododendron trees in southwestern China and Tibet. It lives in the trees and feeds on leaves (particularly bamboo) and lichens. It also spends about 1/3 of its time on the ground.

There are estimated to be between 1000 and 1500 Black Snub-nosed Monkeys left and they are listed in CITES appendix 1.

This individual was photographed in the Beijing Zoo. I loved the soft gray overall tone to this picture. I was quite taken by its gentle face, soft features and muted coloration.

Cropped to remove bars, USM with PSE 4, slight adjustment of levels, resized and border added.

More information about this beautiful monkey can be found at http://members.tripod.com/uakari/pygathrix_bieti.html

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-06 8:34]

Hi Chris,
He is so fluffy. Beautiful photo, I like the composition and the expression a lot.
Well done and TFS

the perfect.
very nce dof.

hi there,

what a cute little monkey. have never seen one before. Love his expression.


Hi Chris!
It's a great photo!! All this is perfect!!!
Well done!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-08-06 12:27]
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Hi Chris,
This is a very nice portrait. A well caught expression with well managed light, good DOF with matching colors of the composition in general. Good POV, framing and sharpness. TFS

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-06 12:55]

Hi Chris

Excellent shot of this cute little guy, the POV, compo, colours and BG are all spot on, well done.

TFS Hilary

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-06 19:40]

What an interesting looking monkey, Chris.
I have never seen one like that before.
He has a very cute expression on his face.
Well captured with sharp details and good light.
TFS this rare species. : )

Hi Chris,
A perfect portrait of this monkey. Very lovable fluffy hairs. Excellent gray color tone and dof. TFS

Nice prtrait!

Wow, well done, Chris. What a cute critter. Great expression captured here. I like the soft light, too.

Aww so adorable! I've never seen such a 'monkey' before! This picture reminds me of innocence of a baby. He looks so innocent. Great pose and POV. Your colors are natural and good. I like this alot.

Very good use of the contrast here. Excellent expression captured.
Best wishes

Hi Chris,
This really is a great close-up shot of this rarely seen primate. The POV works out beautifully. The expression on its face makes one wonder what could be on the mind. Very nice. :)

Hi Chris,

Excellent shot
SUPERB sharp details
Excellent POV and composition
good DOF and a nice blurred BG

TFS Thijs

this is best picture .

amazing face, TFS Ori

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