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The Statesman

The Statesman
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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: 2007-03-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Meerkants [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-29 12:05
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photographed this Meerkat in a little zoo in France.
This is apparently a Meerkat. Not a Mongoose. I should learn the difference;-)
Thanks to a critiquer;-)

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
17/03/2007 15:17:02
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
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Image Quality
White Balance Mode
AF Mode
AI Focus AF

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hi annick,
lovely pose captured here,nice pov, lovely dof, natural colour tones, i also liked the framing of the shot,
tfs & regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-29 12:38]

Hello Annick,
Beautiful, beautiful portrait, I love the colors and details that you captured once again. This capture has a high sweetness factor. Annick what I do to keep IDs on the animals at a zoo is photo the plaques after I shot them, quick and easy.

Hello Annick,

This is a vey beautiful picture of this mongoose.Nice BG.Also I like to see more beautiful pictures from you

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-29 13:15]

Hi Annick,
Another superb portrait. Rich natural colours and sharp details. Excellent model pose and perfect lighting. The blurry BG enhances the beauty of the shot. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.

Another picture of this beautiful animal! great picture. The colors are natural here and the POV is also very good. I like the diffused BG and the look on his eyes
Goutham R

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-29 13:34]
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Hello Annick,
Posing like a statesman. Great capture with perfect timing. Technically excellent. Regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-29 13:57]

Bonjour Annick
Beutiful portrait, very sharp & very ni colors.Perfect DOF with good BG colors.I like how details the coat of animal is.Very nice capture.
TFS Michel

Hi Annick
I love this animal. For me this creature is the most amazing one. look at his face. so cute. anyway, i have to say congrats, cuase normaly it is hard to have nice shot from them. they moving a lot. this pics is good becuase of pose, sharpness, perfect POV and DOF.
well done


Hi Anneck,

This is a nice sentry pose of the meercat the natural color of the pelage set nicely on the soft dark background. :)

Hi Annick, I LOVE meerkats(Especially after seeing Ice age II). This is a typical Meerkat phot. Good details, fine colours and composition.

TFS, Regards, Kiran

Hi Annick,
Ilike the way you have framed this little animal and not chopped its paw off by cropping the base. Excellent sharp details.

Excellent portrait Annick. Very well done. tfs. Stev

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-29 18:43]

Hi Annick,
Great shot of this cute and proud animal everything is crisp and clear
My compliments

A nice portrait Annick! Good DOF and POV. Great pose of the animal, excellent details. Thanks for sharing!

Hi Annick,
Very nice pov for this meercat. The pose and facial expression look like a statesman. A perfect picture to enjoy.

LOL... You got them mixed up... This is the Meerkat and the last on e was the Yellow Mongoose.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-30 6:39]

Hi Annick

Another splendid animal portrait from you and another great mongoose photo :)
This one was posing for you, too, just like in all your past photos of the meerkats...you really must draw their attention :))
The details and natural colors are simply outstadning on this one, and the lovely contrast with the BG is terrific.
Great exposure and composition, too.

Bravo and TFS

An excellent capture with great expression.
Regards, Hayri.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-03-30 16:43]

Bonsoir Annick
Une réelle attitude de président durant une cérémonie officielle. L'attitude de ces animaux m'a toujours très étonné, je pense à cette manière humaine qu'ils distilent, ta prise le reflète bien.
Excellente capture, Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-03-30 17:53]

Great pose captured and very good title Annick.Sharp and fine details of fur, very good job.TFS

Pretty hilarious picture. it actually looks like it's a little kid being reprimanded by his mother, so he has the "i'm sorry" guilty look.. much like that cat from Shrek!

You don't need me to comment much on the technicalities because you know my stand when it comes to your pictures. I love them!

I'm admiring this guy!


Hi Annick

A typical pose from a Meerkat. I love these funny little guys. Awesome quality shot. Nice work. TFS.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-07-25 3:17]

One of my favourite animals... Nice shot! Great details... Interesting pose...

hi Annick,
such a lovely pose! and clarity of the photograph. good light too. it's sooooo cute! TFS,

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