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Ringtail Lemurs Sunning or Protecting?

Ringtail Lemurs Sunning or Protecting?
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Copyright: Steph Sayre (Sayre) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 30] (164)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-29
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Monkeys!, Apenheul in Apeldoorn, Netherlands [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-06 11:19
Viewed: 4627
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of my many ringtail lemur photographs that I took while working at Apenheul. I do wish I had gotten more detail in the whites and it had not been as blown out as it is, but it was extremely bright sun that day. This is actually one of the few photographs that I like the leaves coming in front of the animals of, normally I think it takes away from the photograph, but here I think it adds.

I titled it what I did, because I myself actually didn't notice until I took a closer look at it today, that there are little hands in between the two closer ones on the right. So, it's almost like they are the mother and father protecting their young, and that the other female is just along for the ride (maybe another part of the family).

I also wanted to thank everyone who answered my question about the bordering and how to do this type. I really like the way it came out with this one. So thanks again!


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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-06 11:36]

I like lemurs and I like your photo. Wonderful composition, interesting poses and well captured moment.

Hi Steph,
I like so much the expression caught on the lemurs!
You managed pretty well to build this composition with the 3 heads and the leaves that adds balance to the right.
Whites are always a hard matter to deal with.
Well done and thanks for share it!
My best regards,
PD: You made my day with the story of your pet about my picture :-)

Hi Steph,
A very nice shot on this group of Ringtail Lemurs. Although the light was bright here, you managed the exposure well. Very nice colors and detail. You just have to love those eyes. They are hypnotic.

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