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Langur pair Question Mark

Langur pair Question Mark
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-23 12:37
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gray langurs are a group of Old World monkeys and make up the entirety of the genus Semnopithecus. Until recently they were considered one species, Semnopithecus entellus; now seven distinct species are recognized. When only one species was recognized, it was also called the Hanuman Langur, the Common Langur and the Entellus Langur. They are largely grey, with a black face. Males are up to 75 cm long, and females 65 cm. Langurs from the southern part of their range are smaller than those from the north.
The Hindu monkey god Hanuman took the form of this monkey, hence its name. It is the sacred monkey of India.
Grey langurs feed on leaves, fruit, buds and flowers. They spend most of their time on the ground. They are diurnal and usually walk on all fours.
They live in medium to large groups, usually with one dominant male. When a new male takes over a troop, he systematically kills all the infants sired by the previous alpha male.

I took this piccture in Bandipur National Park, In mysore district, in Karnataka. This Sanctuary is a home for Elephants, Tigers, Gaurs, Leaopards, Deers, Monkeys and many other Birds and reptiles. I used Nikon F-801S body and TOKINA_ATX 100- 300 mm F4 lens, Handheld.
The monkeys in North India, raise their tail towards head. Here in South India, It is like question mark. The reason for this is still a ?.

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Anna kapigala photo bol channagi idae ;)
The ? might be it still doesnt know to which part of india it has to migrate :))



The tails really make this, well seen, and well caught.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-03-23 13:21]

very fun and funny shot, satish! :-)
one "?"-tail alone would have been good,
but two are even better.
well seen & captured,

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2006-03-23 14:07]

A very intresting photo!
The pos of the Langur is fantastic!

Well seen and captured!

Such a funny photo. They don't need to speak, their body language is clear enough. Well seen and captured.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-23 15:16]

Hi Satish, I like it, it looks as if one Langur is walking beside a mirror :-) Well spotted and captured.

Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

What a wonderful capture Satish. It is such fun to look at.

TFS Evelynn : )


Good photo , colors and exposure is spot on, but is this composition ok.
Is it not correct to leave space towards the movement of the animal usally head rather than its back? please clarify
Goutham R

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