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Golden Lion Tamarin


Golden Lion Tamarin
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Copyright: Eduardo Balogh (Ketaka) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 5 N: 124] (1159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 ED f4.5-5-6, SanDisk Extreme III, Nikon L1Bc 62mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-04 2:42
Viewed: 4303
Points: 2
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Budapest ZOO 2008 March 31

The Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) also known as Golden Marmoset, is a small New World monkey of the family Cebidae. Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, the Golden Lion Tamarin is an endangered species and among the rarest animals in the world, with an estimated wild population of 1,000 individuals and a captive population of approximately 500.
As its name would suggest, this lion tamarin is a reddish orange to golden brown in colour. Its hair is longer and darker around the face, forming a mane on top of the head and on the cheeks and throat. Its limbs are slender yet capable with sharp claws, befitting its strictly arboreal life. Although quite long, its tail is not prehensile. The tail and forepaws of this monkey may have a black coloration. Its body may be up to 335 millimetres (13.2 in) long and its tail up to 400 millimetres (16 in). The male reaches a maximum weight of just 700 grams (25 oz) in the wild though higher weights can be found in captivity. The pregnant female may weigh up to 790 grams (28 oz) but a non-gestating female typically weighs closer to 550 grams (19 oz).

Make - NIKON CORPORATION
Model - NIKON D300
DateTime - 2008:03:31 15:06:02
ExposureTime - 1/125 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 400
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 210.00 mm
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 315 mm
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal

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Hi Eduardo,
A beautiful shot sharp with good POV and DOF.
TFS
navnith

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