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408. Should I stay or should I go now?

408. Should I stay or should I go now?
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos with titles of songs(2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 13:59
Viewed: 5318
Points: 16
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The Clash - Should...

Darling you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?
One day is fine the next is black
So if you want me off your back
Well come on and let me know
Should I stay or should I go?
If I go there will be trouble
An' if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know...
Should I stay or should I go now?

Why this song: He kind of looks like an undecided Punk rocker, much like The Clash, isnt he? This little monkey is the most neurotic animal ive seen: Saguinus oedipus - Cotton-top tamarin
Cotton-top tamarins inhabit tropical rainforests, open woodlands oF Northern Colombia. They are sensitive to any alteration in their habitat.
Saguinus oedipus has a monogamous breeding system. This species has a form of cooperative breeding, which isn't present in many other Primates. It consists of adult 'helpers' staying in the family and gaining breeding experience instead of breeding themselves. This may result in the highest reproductive potential of all primates.Cotton-top tamarins are reproductively active seasonally with females being seen pregnant or suckling young only from January to June. They have an estrous cycle of 15 days and gestation lasts approximately 140 days. Sexual maturity is reached at 18 months in females and 24 months in males. Saguinus oedipus gives birth to non-identical twins twice each year.
S. oedipus live in groups ranging from 1-19 individuals. However, the most common group sizes are from 3-9 individuals. These groups consist of a dominant mated pair, their young of the year, and a few subordinate or young animals of both sexes. These subordinate members tend to form small groups and migrate in and out of the home range of the main group. Also, these subordinates are the "helpers". Home ranges vary from 7-10 hectares. S. oedipus are also territorial and uses scent marks to define their territory. When coming into contact with other groups, instead of physical contact they will threaten the other group with the showing of their rear and genital area as a territorial display.
Cotton-top tamarins are primarily insectivorous; insects being 40% of their diet. They also eat a large amount of fruit which consists of 38.4% of their diet. Feeding on exudates, which is known as gum feeding, takes up 14.4% of their diet. Saguinus oedipus have an interesting characteristic which consists of food associated calls that are correlated with food preferences. Certain calls made by cotton-top tamarins were strictly associated with a feeding context and were not used in non-feeding contexts. However, it should be noted that there is a 3% error, when these specific calls are made in non-feeding contexts.
Males put forth more effort in caring for young than the females. This relationship is unique amongst callitrichids. The father assists at birth and carries the young all of the time exept when the mother is feeding.
CREDITS: University of Michigan

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salut Radu,

frumoasa creatura.
in ultima vreme vad ca nu mai postezi ;( chiar s-au gatat minunatiile?
eu sper ca nu.
nu am ce sa reprosez la imagine asa ca BRAVO.

Hello Radu
Very nice shot of Cotton-top tamarin,
Good focusing and colors,


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-20 15:38]

Great focus, colours, saturation and POV. Lovely pose as well



Very interesting. I like the pose of the monkey. I like the composition. I feel it's a little dark, a stop underexposed. i'm not sure if there's some noise. Sharpness is good. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Radu.
You should stay here, you never go anywhere. :)
Very nice portrait of this pretty but angry-looking guy. Perhaps it doesn't like give a pose or taking its photo. Thus it seems so angry if I look at its expression. But these aren't important. You didn't pay attention to its behaviours and took this frame very very nice. Excellent POV and great pose with OOF BG. Charming and well-saturated colours let this frame be admirable. Congratulations and thanks for sharing this beautiful fine art. Greetings.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-21 4:31]

Hi Radu,
I love these little guys. They are so hard to catch, being as frenetic as they are.
It is amazing that you were ablet to capture this one in such a great pose.
Sharp details and good colors.
TFS. : )

Hi Radu,
You certainly caught good pose and great non-expressive and stressed eyes on this little one. It seems that he makes his life a little complicated :-) Details are great along with very interesting notes and BTW, this song remains me some nice souvenirs. Thanks,

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-21 18:58]

Hi Radu,
Good picture took at a good moment. Good composition and sharpness.
Regards, Francois

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