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Watching Over Your Shoulder

Watching Over Your Shoulder
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Copyright: Cathy Hampton (luvsdogs3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 184] (586)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-29 23:57
Viewed: 5288
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another shot of a Ringtailed Lemur from the wildlife preserve in California. I decided to keep a large amount of the background because I thought the length of the log added to the composition. I am wondering what others think.

I also used Neat Image to reduce noise, but lost some fur detail.

Here is the previously posted lemur.
More facts about the Ringtailed Lemur
Lemur catta
The Lemur, which means "ghost" in Madagascar, is a good name for these mysterious looking creatures. Spending slightly more time in the trees then on the ground, the ring-tailed lemur is the only primate in Madagascar to make extensive use of the land for foraging. Whether it's fruits, leaves, or flowers, the lemur's happy to be out daily looking for food with a troop of as many as 30 others. On the ground these lemurs walk on all fours, their hind-ends perched high because their arms are so short!

Ring-tailed lemurs on-the-go keep their tails raised high in the air like flags that tell each other "Follow me!"

Lemurs rarely use their hands and feet to peel, pick, or prepare food. They use them mostly to pull branches close, and then they bite off what they want to eat!

Source: PBS

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Hi Cathy

Nice shot. Love these guys. They have wonderful long fluffy tails. Composed well with good light, clarity and sharpness. Good work. Thanks.

Hi Cathy,
Great shot!
Very sharp and clear, good composed.

Lovely shot Cathy!
Photo looks superb with all these branches and your lovely model.
I like the POV and composition as well.
Nice job!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-30 13:47]

What a nice and interesting Lemur that you have well captured ! I like its pose on branches. Composition, details and sharpness are good ! Colors...
Thanks for sharing Cathy.

Hi Cathy,
I like this lemur so much, thats a lovely shot.
The arangement is beautiful, also the colours.
Good DOF and perfect POV, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-31 2:07]

This one is a real cutie, Cathy. He looks like he has quite an attitude. I am really glad that you kept all the branches. I think they do add a lot to the composition. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-31 12:07]

Hello, Cathy. Neat Image has "spoiled" the shot a little, but, anyway, it's worthwhile posting.

I like composition and pov; great colors too.

I've never seen one of them.

Great capture of this beauty. Everytime my 4 year old sees a lemur, she says, "that's from Madagascar"! I guess I'm a geek that tells her things like that, and she's a geek who remembers everything I tell her...LOL!

Nice job on the composition and color.


Nice shot Cathy,
Good detail and great POV. Well composed. Good framing & notes.
Well captured, thanks for posting, have a good weekend

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