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Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur

Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-18 1:48
Viewed: 6270
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata) is one of the two species of ruffed lemurs, the other being the Red Ruffed Lemur. Like all lemurs, it is native only to Madagascar.

The Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur can grow up to 4 ft long, although typically a little smaller, and is about 7-10 lbs. Its lifespan in captivity is about 18 years but many live to 20. It is quadrupedal.

Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs are black with white areas on their limbs head and back. Their neck has a mane and the face has a muzzle like a dog's. Males and females look the same. They have the second loudest call of any primate, second only to the howler monkey. They are the only lemur known to have litters rather than solitary young.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
15/08/2007 13:31:51
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 0
Sharpness : 3
Color saturation : 0
Color tone : 0
Highlight tone priority : No
Color matrix
Color Space
Adobe RGB
File Size
13345 KB
Dust Delete Data
Drive Mode
Low-speed continuous shooting
GPS Data
Latitude : -
Longitude : -
Altitude : -
Geographic coordinate system : -
Owner's Name
annick vanderschelden
Camera Body No.

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Hi Annick,
What a fearsome looking creature. Very nicely captured with excellent expressions and details. Nice POV too. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-18 3:19]

Hi Annick,
a great shot.
Very sharp with excellent details.
Well done,

Hello Annick,
Excellent composition with perfect sharpness, awesome colour and details
very good pov on this captured!
thanks for sharing

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-18 4:38]

Hi Annick. A very good close up of the Lemurs face. good detail in the fur and eyes. very good colours with nice POV very sharp focusing. . well done TFs. good notes too.

Hi Annick
another winner!
beside the eye the big point are the whiskers!
well done

Hi Annick,
again so impressive, so sharp, so wonderful.
This guy is wonderful, I love these Lemurs so much. Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Annick,
What a strange capture!
I think it was a kind of wild dog, but is a lemur!
You made a lovely composition with superb details.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Annick,
You really are gifted for animal portraits, they are wonderful! I like this black and white fellow that looks a bit like a dog...! This is well composed and exposed with superb details! Well done and TFS,

Hello Annick
Excellent portrait of this Lemur,
Great focusing,DOF and lighting,

Good Luck

Hi Annick,

I see you have new equipment. I'm so jealous! :-)

A great portrait shot, fantastic detail, great BG for F8, immaculate picture, very well done.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-18 21:52]

Hello Annick

A beautiful portrait of this Lemur.The focus is razor sharp with beautiful sharp details.The colours are rich and vivid.Amazing detail in the eye.You certainly captured the concentration of the Lemur.Well done.TFS


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-18 23:23]

Hi Annick

Great focus and colour - the eye is simply beautiful.


Hi Annick,
You have filled the frame up with this lemur very well. Every detail is easily seen and capture.
good photo,

You've done it again Annick.
Show a perfect portrait of a not that common animal.
Great staring pose of the Lemur and wonderful to look at the face with some darker hair all over the place :)
Technically perfect ofcourse and the way the animal does stand out against the very pleasing soft green tones in the background is great.
Thanks for sharing and the excellent note.
Best wishes,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-20 18:42]

Hello Annick, another great portrait. I like the way you crop very tight your subjects. Sharp and well exposed. Thanks,


Hello Annick,

Once again a profile portrait of an animal we don't see very often here on TN! The same excellent image quality as in your other photos! I love the curious expression in the face of the lemur which is well isolated by the dreamy background. A great thing you achieved here is the fact that the black fur of the animal doesn't look completely black. It has a slight brown tint that differentiates it from the black snout. The relatively difficult black and white subject was well exposed, preserving excellent, sharp details in both highlights and shadows. Well done! Thanks!

With Friendly Regards,

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