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With Love


With Love
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z2
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Monkeys, Baby Animals 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-22 3:39
Viewed: 5283
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A spider monkey cuddles her wee babe. It's a special time for a female whether human or animal.

Taken through the wires of a cage with a bit of relection of the wires

**Post Process - Cropped, sharpened and saved for web.

Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi geoffroyi)

What type of animal? Mammal

Where does it live? South America

What's it covered with? Fur

Natural habitat? Rain Forest

What does it eat? Plants

Living in the forest canopy in loose groups of up to 30 animals, Spider Monkeys eat mostly fruit. This primate is a fussy eater, only the best will do, and they travel far and wide to find it. Males mark territory with scent glands on their chests. They also smear spit and faeces. It's a strong message to say 'keep off my patch'..

Spider Monkeys have prehensile tails. Tails can grip branches and act as an extra hand! The tail easily supports the monkey's weight - freeing up all four limbs for feeding. Thumbs would get in the way of swinging so they have developed without them..

Past and present:
All species of Spider Monkeys are vulnerable in the wild as they have no protected habitat. Auckland Zoo has successfully bred Spider Monkeys since the 1950s. They can be seen swinging about in the NewstalkZB Rainforest. Many have been sent to other Zoos to establish breeding colonies. We continue to breed Spider Monkeys as part of an International Captive Breeding Programme. Our current group contains around 18 individuals with Liam as the dominant male in the group.

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Sweet capture, were they behind a window? 'cause I see some trace on the mum face.
Well caught

Pam, this is a lovely moment. The partental care in primates are just like our humans. Well done..

Pam, This is probably one of the sweetest mother with child I've seen. The manner in which she embraces & looks over her baby is a very tender moment indeed! Well done!!

A very good tender moment you have capture, it does need a bit of in-fill flash to bring the eyes of both to life.
it also needs some notes about both the subject and the capture and any post work done to prepare it for us to view on TN

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-22 12:40]

Very nice capturing the tenderness of the moment. WWell seen and taken. Good job

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-22 15:02]

Great capture Pam. I can see the mothers tenderness toward the baby only too well.
The sharpness and exposure is excellent.

Thanks for posting

Hi Pam!

Thanks for sharing a very informative note. :) Even animals can show affection, and you were able to capture that moment. :) Very nice composition. Regards!

Very useful photo and of course - the explanation. It is valuable shot+text. Thanks for this set and I ask for more.

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