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Gibbon Portrait

Gibbon Portrait
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Copyright: Muhammad Shaukat (shaukatmi) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 73] (392)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-02
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-23 10:11
Viewed: 1253
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gibbons are the animals we think of when we picture primates swinging gracefully through the rain forest.

These acrobatic mammals, endemic to the dense forests of southern Asia, are perfectly adapted to life in the trees and rarely descend to the ground. They have strong, hook-shaped hands for grasping branches, comically outsize arms for reaching faraway limbs, and long, powerful legs for propelling and gasping. Their shoulder joints are even specially adapted to allow greater range of motion when swinging.
These iconic tree dwellers are among the most threatened primates on Earth. Their habitat is disappearing at a rapid rate, and they are often captured and sold as pets or killed for use in traditional medicines. All but one species of gibbon is listed as endangered or critically endangered

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-23 10:42]

Hello Muhammad,
wonderful portrait of this monkey, the look on its face is excellent. Great soft BG and lovely colors.
Very well done.Regards Sigi

Ciao Muhammad, great portrait of cute creature, fine details, wonderful color and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-23 16:17]

Hi Muhammad,very nice face to face with this gibbon,so perfect that looks like a toy for child..ehhee..magnificent light and very bright capture,i like the cut too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

A wonderful portrait Muhammad , very well done.

Thanks for sharing.

hallo Muhammad
very nice picture of this head
good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Muhammad,
Your capturing Gibbon looks sad! Don't know what happened to him/her!
Well placed eyes; just above the middle line. In portrait I like it. Well managed light too.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-24 12:24]

Hello Muhammad,
Good sharp detailed portrait of this Gibbon in beautiful light and colours.
They are impressive in the wild too with their impressive noise.
The photo is even more attractive when you post it in 800 x 531 pxs.

Hello Muhamad,
What a wonderful portrait....Outstanding clarity and focus. It is a top quality image.
Thanks for sharing!

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