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Hamadryas Baboon

Hamadryas Baboon
Photo Information
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: 2007-07-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-02 6:25
Viewed: 6482
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) is a baboon from the Old World monkey family. It is the northernmost of all the baboons; its range extends from the Red Sea in Egypt to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. It also lives on the Arabian peninsula, though it is uncertain if this population was introduced by humans or not. The Hamadryas Baboon was a sacred animal to the ancient Egyptians as the attendant of Thoth, and so, is also called the Sacred Baboon.


Apart from the striking size difference between the sexes (males are often twice as large as females) which is common to all baboons, this species also shows sexual dimorphism in coloration. Males are silver-white colored and have a pronounced mane, while the females are maneless and brown. The face is colored red. The male hamadryas baboon is not to be confused with the Japanese Macaque.(wiki)

Photo taken in Safaripark Beekse bergen

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
28/07/2007 18:13:12
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 0
Sharpness : 3
Color saturation : 0
Color tone : 0
Highlight tone priority : No
Color matrix
Color Space
File Size
13622 KB
Dust Delete Data
Drive Mode
Single-frame shooting
GPS Data
Latitude : -
Longitude : -
Altitude : -
Geographic coordinate system : -
Owner's Name
annick vanderschelden
Camera Body No.

Thank you for your critiques and I wish you a fine day!

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To marhowie: Right again;-)vanderschelden 2 08-03 14:51
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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2007-08-02 6:32]

Superb portrait, excellent details and sharpness throughout, nice light in the eyes gives this fellow a somewhat thoughtful expression.



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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-02 6:34]


Hello Annick, wonderfull shot, fine sharpness and détail, very nice expression into the eyes,

Hello Annick,
Wonderful portrait, I love the expression on its face
He got his mind on something. Very beautiful colors and details
Great POV and composition.. superb sharpness.. Well Done


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-02 7:40]

Hi Annick,
Outstanding portrait shot of the Baboon with sharp details and lovely natural colours. Fantastic expression you have captured and the intense look is so captivating. The neutral BG highlights the subject well and great lighting. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Annick,
A beautiful capture of this baboon. Very nice composition, details and a lovely face expression. Excellent photography. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Annick
I see you have invested in your new equipment. Nice choice of lens and camera. I have watching and reading about MIII last few months... It is few problems which Canon is working on to improve and when everything is working well... I will probably buy one for me :) I don't know if you know that Canon have new Firmware update for MIII version 1.1.0 available for downloading...
Nice details and colours on this monkey.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-08-02 8:13]

Hi Annick,

Schitterende opname met mooie kleuren en achtergrond,de scherpte/diepte zijn zeer goed,bedankt


Un magnífico retrato con unos colores perfectos, bien ajustados así como el encuadre.
Buena e interesante nota.
Hasta luego amiga, JL.

Hello Annick
What a great portrait of this Hamadryas Baboon,
Perfect details,DOF and BG,
Fantastic colors and POV, Welldone,friend.

Good Luck

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-02 9:02]

What an expressive portrait of this monkey, Annick.
He looks so wise, yet so forlorn.
Excellent details and lighting, and a good angle.
TFS. : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-02 9:22]

Hello Annick

A beautiful portrait.The human like qualities of your subject are amazing.Spot on focus and sharp details.The eyes are beautiful.The textures and colours are wonderful.Excellent POV and DOF,it is like the baboon is sitting for you.TFS


Ciao Annick,
high quality portrait rich in details.
Well done.

Did he come into your studio to pose for you? Of course I'm joking and I hope you don't mind my jest, Annick. :-)

Lovely portrait with wonderful detail, light, and color.

hi annick,
an amazing portrait ! very very expressive !!
PERFECT sharpness and soft and warm colours.
he's got loyal eyes.
beautiful !
TFS - carole

Hello Annick,
this is an excellent portrait shot. Excellent sharpness, great POV and DOF. This is a great composition. Thank you.

Hi Annick, splendid portrait with great expression, excellent sharpness and wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Annick,
Great portrait with perfect sharpness, real colour and good details!
good pov indeed
well done and well seen

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-03 3:12]

Hi Annick,
Lovely and a moody portrait of this Hamadryas Baboon. The soft light, colors and the expression on his face are beautiful. TFS
Have a nice weekend

Very beautiful portrait. Sharpness and light very good.

Parece el retrato cuidado de una persona.

Wow Annick - you trumped yourself with this image. Incredible portrait - as if he were sitting in a studio for a portrait, being lighted and posed on the directions of the photographer.
Most excellent! My hat's off! Cheers, Klaus

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-03 10:31]

Annick, Superb portrait and what a way to present. simple clear and crisp. Ganesh D Later

Ha Annick,

Prachtig portret
Compo, scherpte, kleur, POV, DOF, Frame en achtergrond zijn weer PERFECT
Details zijn schitterend
Hij of zij lijkt wel een glimlach over te hebben voor de foto.

TFS Thijs

Perfect portrait work Annick, very nice.
If I was to nit-pick you.. :) I would say that a teeny weeny bit more DOF would've pulled the tip of the nose in..
That way we could see all those little "Baboon Boogers" ;}
Very well done.

Exceptional shot.

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