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Macaque mother

Macaque mother
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-23
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Full of tenderness -2- / Pleine de tendresse -2-, Juveniles [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-08-11 5:34
Viewed: 2441
Points: 26
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The rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), also called the rhesus monkey, is one of the best-known species of Old World monkeys. It is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and its tolerance of a broad range of habitats. Native to South, Central and Southeast Asia, troops of Macaca mulatta inhabit a great variety of habitats from grasslands to arid and forested areas, but also close to human settlements.
The rhesus macaque is brown or grey in color and has a pink face, which is bereft of fur. Its tail is of medium length and averages between 20.7 and 22.9 cm (8.1 and 9.0 in). Adult males measure approximately 53 cm (21 in) on average and weigh about 7.7 kg (17 lb). Females are smaller, averaging 47 cm (19 in) in length and 5.3 kg (12 lb) in weight. Rhesus macaques have on average 50 vertebrae. Their intermembral index (ratio of arm length to leg length) is 89%. They have dorsal scapulae and a wide rib cage.
The rhesus macaque has 32 teeth with a dental formula of and bilophodont molars. The upper molars have four cusps: paracone, metacone, protocone and hypocone. The lower molars also have four cusps: metaconid, protoconid, hypoconid and entoconid.
Rhesus macaques are native to northern India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Afghanistan, Vietnam, southern China, and some neighboring areas. They have the widest geographic ranges of any nonhuman primate, occupying a great diversity of altitudes throughout Central, South and Southeast Asia. Inhabiting arid, open areas, rhesus macaques may be found in grasslands, woodlands and in mountainous regions up to 2,500 m (8,200 ft) in elevation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-11 5:36]

Hi Joy,a very nice capture of this very tender scene,beautiful and taken whit the best exposure,details and colors,a scene not often seen on TN,i like it1Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Joydeb
Very nice portrait of this Macaque and her baby. Great composition, point of view and details on the eyes. She looks eagerly protective. Her emotion shows well. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

She's not happy with your picture taking action, Joydeb. :)
All the same, despite her threatening expression, you have captured a fantastic scene with the baby suckling at the teat of its mother and feeling secure in her arms.
Amazingly sharp image that displays the minutest details on the face of the irate mother.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-11 6:46]

Hello Joy,
Marvellous expression on the face of this Macaque. Excellent sharpness, details and a very good composition. Beautiful catchlight in the eyes.

Hello Joydeb Da,
This is your 2nd picture about the Macaque Mother.In previous post your focus was on little one,but now on Mother.It's showing her fear and anxiety about her little one.Nice sharp picture with natural colour.Like its eyes and teeth-great depth.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hi Joy
照的清晰 也很漂亮
第一次見到這種表情 像是生氣也像是恐嚇的姿態
其實柴山也有很多猴子 我很少照
看你的作品後 好像還可以嘗試去照一下

hallo Joy
lovely picture with good details and good naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Joy,
what a nice family. Excellent atmosphere. Incredible situation.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-11 11:16]

Hello Joydeb,
Very nice portrait of this mother monkey with her cute child. Very nice composition. Superb POV and focus. Good light and nice natural colours.REgards Siggi

Hello Joy

A photo with full of tenderness, we see in the
mommy's glance that she is not happy being
taken in photo (but I have also read your
response of explanation to Ram), and I love
the innocent glance of the baby to you, TFS


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-08-11 23:03]

wonderful closeup of monkeys. nicely framed and presented. tfs.

Great and perfect picture of MOTHER & CHILD.
You are successfully to captured the agony and affection.
best wishes,
samiran da

Dear Joydeb
A lovely capture of mother and child. It is amazing how young monkey's faces always look like old men, and I add the image to my theme "Juveniles"

I like the natural colours! I hate photos which are totally 'photoshopped' and don't look a bit like the real animal but the way a member thinks it looks better....
Thanks for sharing.
Warm Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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