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Long-tailed macaque

Long-tailed macaque
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Copyright: Albert Herbigneaux (albert) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200 with MB-200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-17 5:23
Viewed: 3973
Points: 24
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Photo from this juvenile Long-tailed macaque taken along the Lower Kinabatangan river in Sabah state / Borneo

Long-tailed (Macaca Fascicularis) macaques, or macaque de buffon (French), are frugivorous, and on Borneo in Kalimantan, 60% of their diet consists of ripe, fleshy fruits. During times of year when fruit is unavailable, the dry season into the early rainy season, long-tailed macaques focus on other food sources including insects, stems, young and mature leaves, flowers, seeds, grass, mushrooms, invertebrates, bird eggs, clay and bark . Where they forage in mangroves, long-tailed macaques spend time consuming crabs and have also been seen eating frogs, shrimp and octopus, they are also caled Crab eating macaques . Most of the time spent looking for and eating food is done in the lower canopy, understory, and on the ground. When they inhabit disturbed areas near human settlement, long-tailed macaques quickly learn to raid gardens or crops and beg for food from humans .

The subspecies of long-tailed macaques vary in color from light brown or grayish to brown fur covering their backs, legs, and arms while their undersides are much lighter. They have pinkish-brown faces and the fur on their heads sweeps back over their forehead, often creating a crest of hair on the top of their heads. Males have mustaches and cheek whiskers that frame their faces while females have beards as well as cheek whiskers. Both males and females have white coloration on the eyelids near the nose. The defining characteristic, for which they are named, is their extraordinarily long tail that is almost always longer than their height from head to rump, and ranges in length between 400 and 655 mm (1.31 and 2.15 ft). Infants have a natal coat and are born black, changing to the adult pelage as they mature. By two to three months of age, they begin to lose their black coat and by one year, they have the adult coloration. Like other macaque, long-tailed macaques are sexually dimorphic . Males measure between 412 and 648 mm (1.35 and 2.13 ft) and weigh, on average, between 4.7 and 8.3 kg (10.4 and 18.3 lb). Females measure only 385 to 503 mm (1.26 to 1.74 ft) and have average weights between 2.5 and 5.7 kg (5.5 and 12.6 lb). In addition to being taller and heavier, males have much larger canine teeth than females. Macaques have cheek pouches in which they can store food as they forage, and transport it away from the foraging site to eat .

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Beautiful, thoughtful eyes! Lovely photo!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2008-05-17 5:37]

Hello Albert,
Wonderful photo with an excellent sharp-detailed focus. Great natural colours, POV and DOF. Fantastic composition with a very beautiful frame.

Adorable capture of this primate from the forests of Malaysia, Albert.
The eyes of this young Macaque bear an intense expression which has been captured very well in this great shot.
Thanks for sharing this outstanding image.

Nice shot. The sparkling eyes look lively.

Very pleasant photo, Albert.
You got beautiful light in your work. Good sharpness. Well composed. I also like the framing through these leaves.
Well done!

Magnifica foto de este macaco.
La nitidez de la imagen es impresionante, lo mismo que el colorido.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-18 7:47]

Bonjour Albert, image superbe, la netteté est très impressionnante, l'intensité du sujet est fantastique bref, une réussite à tous les points de vue. Bravo et merci,


Avant même de lire vos notes, j'étais certaine que c'était un bébé :) Quel bel animal! Tout est exquis dans ce beau portrait : l'exposition, les couleurs, la composition, les détails et ce contact de ses beaux yeux oranges :)! Bravo!

Hallo Albert
This week time is critical; however...............................I cannot help but feel that this little fellow is following me with his eyes and I dare not leave your gallery without a well deserved smiley. The expression on Long-tailed macaque's face is worth a thousand words and if I could, I would have written a loooooooooooooooooong comment just about that adorable face. Thanks for sharing, this one was a pleasure to look at.
Kind regards.

bonjour Albert

belle image de ce macaque, excellent POV, DOF et cadrage,
j'aime ton POV et le cadrage, quelle expression sévère dans ses yeux,
belle luminosité de l'image avec de superbes détails
et netteté du sujet, TFS


beautiful sharp eyes, TFS Ori

Hello Albert.

Excellent image portrait, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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