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Theropithecus gelada

Theropithecus gelada
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Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 88] (410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-07 19:22
Viewed: 5262
Points: 8
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Juvenile gelada monkey (Theropithecus gelada) at the Guassa Plateau, an Afro-alpine grassland in the central highlands of Ethiopia. This species is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands. The vegetation in the background is a Giant Lobelia (Lobelia keniensis).

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Hi Jeff
Interesting shot of this monkey in mid air. There are some nice colors and you have a good composition with the tree on one side and the rest of he monkeys on the other. Interesting shot and TFS

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
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Hi Jeff

These are terrific monkeys and not too many people get the opportunity to capture them in their natural environment. A program I once saw on National Geographic illustrated the harsh conditions, limited habitat and isolated life these animals live. Therefore I have much appreciation for your research and the material you presented in your portfolio. Well done.

If there was maybe one aspect of the shot I might have tried different it would be with the cropping. From the dimensions of the posting I gather that this was not the full image as it was captured in camera. I would have loved to see a little more space below the jumping gelada, just to emphasise the terrific heights at which these animals live and move about without any sign of fear or handicap. Anyway, it is just a matter of personal opinion.

Good effort and TFS.

PS. Thanks for the kind words on my Wild, Wild Africa (spider) posting.

Dear Jeff,
This is a delightful action photo - full with question marks i.e. where-to did the monkey jump?

I like the layout: the rocks in the foreground describing the landscape of their habitat, and the animal jumping off (like a spring-board)in the middle of the image.

Focus and depth of field are perfect, and the monkey in the background looking in the distance adds interest.

The natural colours are a big bonus and make it a pleasure to view the photo.

Have a good week,
Best wishes

amazing capture, TFS Ori

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