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Yellow Mongoose

Yellow Mongoose
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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: 2007-03-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-28 11:51
Viewed: 5601
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The yellow mongoose
Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
17/03/2007 15:15:31
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
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Image Size
Image Quality
White Balance Mode
AF Mode
AI Focus AF

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Detalles estupendos. La cara de este suricato parece indicar su inteligencia.
Fantástica captura Annick.
Saludos, JL.

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  • kag Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 20] (106)
  • [2007-03-28 12:08]

What a cute little Meerkat. You have got such a good close up with so much detail. Good colour, focus and composition. Well done. TFS.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-28 12:22]

hi Annick
très joli portrait avec une lumière bien diffuse et des détails fins. Bon encadrement également.


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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-28 12:25]

Hi Annick,
Great shot of this meerkat, very funny to see that the iris of this cute animal is not round.
Very sharp and detailed and again the eyes are so special.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-28 12:29]

You are an expert doing portraits, Annick!
What a beautiful picture and what an excellent quality on the image! Now I see what a strange eyes the suricata has!
My compliments and TFS

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-28 12:45]

Hi Annick,

Thjis animal looks very intelligent. Nice close-up of this suricate. (By the way: never heard of this animal!)


Hi Annick,
This is a very nice and a beatiful picture of this Meerkat.Especially the Eyes are vey sharp.Good composition and good information also.Also You have taken this meerkat with a beatiful background.


Hola Annick,
Magnífico retrato, precios la pose y expresión del animalillo, buen nota muy amena. Un cordial saludo

A beautiful potrait of this meerkat, those eyes are amazing, the colors and the sharpness is good too
Goutham R

Hi, Beautiful close up and sharp details. The write up is interesting.Good shot.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-28 14:08]

Hi Annick,
Wonderful portrait of the Meerkat. Superb colours and sharpness. I love those intense eyes. Great BG. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.

Hello Annick!
What a funny portrait! :) I really have not seen this species in the nature but I had possibility to observe them in one of Polish Zoos. Nice, funny and very mobile creatures :)
Best greetings,

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-03-28 15:24]

Bonsoir Annick
Un excellent portrait de ce suricate, bien cadré, couleurs et netteté Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Hi Annick!
Another excellent portrait of this nice mammal! :)
I like it!
Regards and TFS,

Nice close up... only it looks more like a Yellow Mongoose (Cynictis penicillata) not a Meerkat.

Beautiful shot. Excellent work. well done. tfs. Stev

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-28 21:19]

Hello Annick,
Crisp, clear and colorful closeup Annick, another quality image, this one of one my favorite animals, the meerkat.

Hello Annick
Superbe photo! Ce portrait est vraiment bien réussi. La composition est bien réalisée comme le contraste et les couleurs.
Bravo et merci pour le partage....JP

Les sourires demain

Hello Annick,

What a beautiful portrait you've got here! With what have you bribed this guy to make him pose for you? He was certainly attracted by something in your left side. Very well captured!


This is a very artistic composition, appropriate for such a close up! I appreciate the fact that you didn't include more empty space above the meerkat's head and you kept the largest space in font of it! The eyes of the meerkat are perfectly placed for a square format of the picture. A beautiful and blurred background compliments your shot and isolates the subject from everything else.


It is very beautiful to see the same color hues in both subject and background! The low color range allows me to see the beauty of all those brown hues! The saturation is very good and everything looks natural.


The contrast in the subject is excellent to emphasize all those sharp details! It is also a positive thing to have low contrast in the background and a stronger one in the foreground in order to isolate the subject better!


It is useless to speak about exposure and camera settings since you nailed it properly! The details look excellent both in shadows and highlights! Even the reflections in the eyes are great! Very well done!


The focus was perfectly achieved on the little guy's face! The relatively large aperture allowed a gradual sharpness fall-off in the meerkat's body and a total blur in the background while preserving the details in the face crisp clear! One can literally count the hairs in the fur!

A very beautiful square picture, well presented in a great frame! The notes are useful for those who want to learn and complete your post! Excellent job!

With Friendly Regards,

Hello Annick...
this guys looks like a soft toy! Really nice and detailed, neat and sharp. Good portrait and closeup. I would like to bring one of this home please! The cutest thing is the whiskers on the left. :)


What a FACE!!!. This is a beautiful and cute animal Annick. I like this portrait a lot with excellent details caught and beautiful exposure. It almost looks like a pet that we can have home :) Do you know if there is a version of blue Mongoose? Lol! Thanks!

Hi Annick

What a face! Love those big bright eyes and cute button nose. An excellent portrait. Congrats!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-04 12:40]

Hello Annick,
Such a funny looking face :-)
I like very much your POV and very appropriate light. Great details too.
best greetings,

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