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Macaco prego

Macaco prego
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Copyright: Claudio Lozinsky (claudiolky) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 13 N: 14] (200)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Digital, UV
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-30 4:13
Viewed: 6838
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Note: I took this picture last Sunday at the Botanic Garden in Rio de Janeiro

class: Mammalia
order: Primates
family: Cebidae
species: Cebus albifrons
Capuchins live in large groups hidden in the trees in thick forests. They only come down to the ground to drink. Each group has its own home range that covers a large area. The members of a group move about in search of the best food and keep in contact with each other by calling. To help their sense of direction and mark their territory, capuchin monkeys soak their feet and hands in urine and then leave a scent on the leaves as they move. They feed on fruit, insects, leaves, and small birds, and possibly on small mammals.

After a gestation period of about six months, the female gives birth to a single offspring, which is weaned after a few months.

The white-throated capuchin's body is slender and its limbs are thin. The head is round with short, dark hair in the back, and the long tail is covered with hair and is partly prehensile. This monkey's thumbs and big toes are opposable to the other fingers and toes.

distribution: Northwestern South America
habitat: Forests, but these species have also adapted to places colonized by man.
biome: Rain forest
male body length: 1.4 ft.
female body length: 1.3 ft.
male tail length: 1.4 ft.
female tail length: 1.5 ft.
male weight: 6.1 lbs.
female weight 5.9 lbs.
home range: 200 acres
offspring per conception: 1
gestation period: 26 wk
time to sexual maturity: 6 yrs.

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Hi Claudio,
What a lovely face and the amazing haircut!
I love it!
Excellent composition, very good details and colour.


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  • omnia Silver Star Critiquer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-30 5:00]

Excellent! Great to see this cutie so close. Nice composition, good details. Good capture!

Hello Claudio,
it looks like a little Elvis, or not? It is so cute. Wonderful Picture. Good work.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-31 3:39]

That monkey has the oddest expression, Claudio. Very interesting shot. I like its climbing posture and its eye contact with you. Well done and TFS. : )

bonito o flagrante que vc capturou.

Great capture of this monkey, Claudio.

Well composed image with great details, color, lighting, BG, pose and POV.

I especially find interesting, the woeful eye contact and coiffure on this fellow.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

I love this shot of the capuchin, it is very well composed and the light reading is excellent. Paul :)

Hola Claudio:

Que mirada mas enternecedora de este "macaco". La foto en sí irradia una infinta ternura, o pena ??? ... Sinceramente es difícil saberlo, uno nunca sabra si los animales del ZOO son completamente felices o no ?... No te parece ?

Muy buena toma, buen DOF, colores sublimes y contrastantes.


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