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At the opera...

At the opera...
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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: 2007-07-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-18 6:38
Viewed: 3441
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some wiki physiology...
All baboons have long dog-like muzzles (cynocephalus = dog-head), close-set eyes, heavy powerful jaws, thick fur except on their muzzle, a short tail and rough spots on their protruding hindquarters, called ischial callosities. These callouses are nerveless, hairless pads of skin which are present to provide for the sitting comfort of the baboon (and other Old World monkeys). Males of the Hamadryas Baboon species also have a large white mane.

Shooting Date/Time
14/07/2007 18:33:46
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Av(Aperture Value)
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Evaluative metering
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EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
180,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
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One-Shot AF
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A great 'sun' day!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-18 6:40]

Hi Annick

A wonderful POV with very good detail and good eye contact.


Reminds me . . . I should make an appointment at the dentist!

hi annick,
nice capture of the baboon, sharp image with good details, liked the pov and the composition too, looks like the baboon isnt in a good mood today,
tfs & regards

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-07-18 6:46]

Very interesting moment! And wonderful shot!

good portrait and pose, well done

Super title and comments to go with the very well detailed picture. Maybe they do think a lot eh? Would he be a tenor or baritone?


Hi Annick,
A lovely expression suites the title. Very detailed and nicely composed shot. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Wow!! great scene. Amazing capture of this animal. Excellent sharpness on this picture.
Best wishes,

Hello Annick !
Wow, what a great picture ! His mouth and teeth are so impressive ! The baboon looks strong and powerful. Details, colors, exposure, composition, POV and BG are truly excellent. You have frozen him at the perfect moment. Very well done !

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-07-18 11:42]

Hello Annick,
This is expression! Great sharp photo with very good details. Fantastic POV and composition.

What a set of teeth on this guy. Super capture. Lovely detail and colors are natural and well saturated. Good DOF and the composition and POV create an interesting image.

TFS, Mish

Hi Annick,
Great potrait of the Baboon. Full of detail. Glad it is not behind me.
Well taken,

Woah! Fitting title! Great detail on this Gibbon and a cool moment captured. This guy looks frightening. Cheers, Klaus

What a great singer he is Annick.
Dit here him overhere a few hundred miles North :)
Great shot with the mouth wide open.
looks like he needs a dentist though :)
Sharpness and exposure are spot on and soft BG is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes, Harry

Hi Annick,
Funny title vs picture. I think that it needs a dentist! Nice DOF and sharpness.

Gran expresión oportunamente captada. Impactante !! Buen enfoque y profundidad. Saludos Annick

hallo Annick,

Die baviaan moet nodig naar de tandarts. Je hebt de foto op het juiste tijdstip genomen. Een geweldig schot. POV, DOF en BG zij goed. Goede details zijn er zichtbaar. Mooie foto. TFS en een prettige dag. Bob

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