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Cotton Top Tamarin

Cotton Top Tamarin
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Copyright: Stephanie Loh (greenpinkorange) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 94 N: 415] (1789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 LD MACRO Di II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-13 19:33
Viewed: 5471
Points: 20
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Cotton Top Tamarin
Saguinus Oedipus

Small-bodied and easily recognized by the characteristic fan of long, white hair on their heads.

They have very fine hair on their black-skinned faces such that their faces appear naked.

Tamarins are characterized by their facial appearances and are divided into three groups:
the hairy-face, mottled-face, and bare-face groups.

Cotton-top tamarins are categorized in the bare-face group.

They have mottled gray-brown shoulders, back, and rump while their stomach and limbs are white. They have reddish-brown hair on the back of their thighs and base of their tail but the rest of the tail is gray-brown-black.

Cotton-top tamarins are not sexually dimorphic and the average height of both males and females is 232 mm (9.13 in).

Wild males and females weigh between 410 and 450 g (14.5 and 15.9 oz) but average 416.5 g (14.7 oz), while captive cotton-top tamarins are significantly heavier and weigh, on average, 565.7 g (19.9 oz).

They are small!! And very fast. :)

source: http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/cotton-top_tamarin


Took this in lowlight. The sun decided to leave me.

PP Notes:


Jokes anyone?

A young pet monkey had an accident and needed a brain transplant. The veterinarian told the monkey's human family, "Brains are very expensive, and you will have to pay the cost yourselves."

"Well, how much does a brain cost?" asked the family.

"For a male brain, $500,000. For a female brain, $200,000," replied the vet.

All the men in the family nodded because they thought they understood. But the mother was unsatisfied and asked, "Why the difference in price between male and female brains?"

"Standard pricing practice," said the vet. "The female brains have to be marked down because they’ve actually been used!".

(you really should hear the music where this joke came from.. it adds to the mood!)


Enjoy. :)

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Lol, like this joke! This is a cute specie Stephanie with nice POV and pose and expression caught from your little model. I think that it might has moved a bit as it face seems a little soft to me but. Anyway, this is still a nice capture with lovely catch light in its yes :) Thanks,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-13 23:09]

Hi Stephanie,
Just marking this one for writing a proper critique later.

Hi Stephanie
Very nice monkey, good composition and nice capture.

Excellent shot with a perfect achievement. Well captured, thank you.
Best wishes,

Hi Stephanie,
An excellent shot on this Tamarin. Exposure is spot on. Colors and detail are really good here. Having grown up in the 70's, I have observed that hairdoo on many humans. Come to think of it I had a few friends with faces that matched.
Nice shot!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-14 10:55]

Hello Stephanie,
Tamarins are such a lovely animals. Very good exposure and details. Good composition and POV.

Hello Stephanie,
Perfect exposure as we can see each individual hair on this Tamarin's head. Quite a comical look on this Tamarin!
I'm hurt by the way, de jokes on us...LOL...
Have A Great Weekend!!!

Superbe espèce que je n'avais jamais vu, merci de me la faire découvrir.

bonjour stephanie
il namque un peu de netteté,surement du a un leger mouvement de ta part et la vitesse assez lente,mais l'expositiobn est bonne est le petit singe mignon.

Good portrait and exposure in low light. It is a bit soft, but you caught a nice expression.

-Dave Shaw

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