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hut1 hut2 hut3

hut1 hut2 hut3
Photo Information
Copyright: David Robert (Dave) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: NikonD200, AF Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-04 0:08
Viewed: 3624
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
How would you like to face this big guy on the scrimmage line?

Western Lowland Gorilla gorilla gorilla gorilla

The following information taken from the Exhibit Sign at the Little Rock Zoo:
The gorilla is one of the most powerful and largest of all living primates. There are 3 subspecies of gorilla which are based on the geographical habitat in which they are found. The western lowland gorilla is native to the tropical forests of west central Africa. Gorillas are "diurnal", (day active) members of the great ape family that are "herbivores", (plant eating mammals). They feed on a wide variety of fruits, leaves, and stems of plants which they find on the forest floor. At night, they often build a nest up in the tree branches to sleep in.

I'm assuming this is the father of the baby gorilla shown with mom here I thought he was in a good line of scrimmage pose, thus the title: hut1 hut2 hut3

I know I talked about posting him the other day, but it seems I got side tracked by a couple of juncos. Sorry to anyone whose expectations I may have shattered.

Warm Regards & thanks for looking and critiquing,


Date Time = 2006-11-29 23:08:12
Exposure Time = 1/30"
F Number = F5.6
Exposure Program = Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 220
Focal Length = 200mm

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-04 5:36]

Hi David

What a nice picture and a great title to ge with it!
I think no human would like the face this in pure-power combat :))
The POV here is very nice and the pose of your subject excellent.
Even if the sharpness is a bit soft, i still like it :)
Bravo and TFS

Hi Dave,
Tht is one big Silverback! Great quality light and a spot on exposure has some very nice colors. Sharp detail in the big guy with a nice OOF backround. I would like to know what that helmut size would be????


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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-04 12:13]

Hi David,
Great capture of the gorilla.
Nice POV.
Very satisfying note too.
Good job.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-04 22:00]

Hi Dave,
A lineman any coach would love. Great capture, neat title and informative note.
TFS Rick

Bonsoir Dave
Très beau portrait de ce gorille. Très belle photo avec de belles couleurs et de jolis détails.
Merci pour ce partage....JP
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