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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-27 6:53
Viewed: 5138
Points: 20
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Ringtailed coati - Nasua nasua


Nasua nasua is a procionid with broadly distributed in South America, ranging from Colombia and Venezuela to Northern Uruguay and Argentina. It occupies essentially forested habitats including deciduous and evergreen forests, gallery and cloud forests, chaco and savanna. It is diurnal, scansorial and omnivore, feeding mainly on invertebrates and fruits. Females and juveniles live in groups of up to 30 individuals and males older than two years are solitary.


If I’m correct there are only two zoo’s ringtailed coatis on TN, and my pic is the first wild one. I was taking a walk in the jungle. I came across a solitary coati and two families. This coati and me were watching at each other with amazement and both thinking “what a strange animal”. Many miss as it is dark under the woods, as the sky behind is bright, as there are almost always branches in the way, and as they walk away if I get too close. This was my luckiest shot.
There is a black line on the big branch. This is a walkway built by ants. They walk inside to get from the ground to the tip of the branches.
I understand the sky behind is overexposed. I like the expression that was so typical of all those I’ve seen there. Unfortunately I miss the dripping nose on that pic (this was also typical from those animal on that day).

Thanks for looking J


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Coatibatu 1 11-27 15:04
To claudine: "how you managed to see all those wonderful anNephrotome2 1 11-27 07:48
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hi jeanmarie,
nice capture, the animal looks quite curious,
well composed,
nice dof, good pov,
natural colours,
tfs & regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-27 7:21]

Hello JeanMarie,
Congratulations on photographing this Coati in the wild!
This is a fine capture with good lighting, detail and well presented.
Well done!
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hi JeanMarie,
Excellent job here. A well managed exposure has excellent colors and sharp detail. The overall composition and framing looks flawless. Nice work to bring this one for us to see.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-27 8:28]

Hello JeanMarie,
a nice and close picture of this coati. You managed the ligh conditions very well egarding that you have to take the picture out of the dark forest environment looking upwards and that some sun beams are interfering. I had the same problems when taking pictures of coatis and sloths in the mountain forests and lowland forsts of Costa Rica, respectively. I shot several pictures of coatis which obvously are not shy but rather curious. Perhaps, I will post one of these shots later.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-11-27 9:38]

Hi Jean Marie,
What a special shot, it looks like the coatie is very curious, sharp nice colours a fine POV and BG.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-11-27 15:19]

Hi JeanMarie

What a fantastic shot of this lovely creature and congrats for sharing the first wild Coati on TN. Its a lovely composition, excellent pose with great eye contact and nice details.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi JeanMarie

Awesome eye contact. You have managed a catchlight is both eyes too. Nice camera work. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-11-28 1:18]

Great shot, Jean-Marie!
All the better because it was taken in the wild.
What a fantastic POV.
Very sharp details and good exposure, in spite of difficult light conditions in the tree.
Great job and TFS. : )

Hello JeanMarie,
I really don't know how you managed to see all those wonderful animals in the wild! Congratulations for this shot! I have never seen this animal before! You had excellent POV and details are very good. This is a great composition and I like this great eye contact. As you say, this is a lucky shot. Well done and TFS,

Hello jean marie

Just a wonderful photo, perfect details, very ceisp, nicly composed and capture photo great, excellent job,

TFS Kyle

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