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100th posting
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-11 12:30
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
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This is my 100th shot here on TN.

Captured in Tanzania, 20D @ 400mm, handheld from a car. I hope you like it :)

The Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), or just simply Vervet, is an African Old World monkey species that is classified into the family Cercopithecidae. The term can also refer to all of the members of their genus, Chlorocebus.

Vervets are commonly found around South Africa, where they are classified as vermin. Sources indicate that these monkeys must go through life in constant danger of being killed by people. In South Africa, these creatures can be killed in any method without previously obtaining a permit.

The Vervet Monkey inhabits savanna and mountains up to 4000 m. Males vary in size from 45 to 85 cm and weigh between 3.5 to 7.5 kg, while females, range from 40 to 60 cm in size and between 2.5 to 5.5 kg in weight. Both have the tail lengths that can vary from 50 to 115 cm.

The Vervet Monkey is an omnivore yet mainly eats in a vegetarian style. It lives in groups that of 20 or more, however sizes are often smaller. Its gestation period is 7 months with a single offspring produced and is known to have a life span of up to 20 years.

One interesting phenomenon about the Vervet Monkey is that it seems to possess what has been called the "rudiments of language". Vervet Monkey alarm calls vary greatly depending on the different types of threats to the community. There are distinct calls to warn of invading leopards, snakes, and eagles.

vanderschelden, Rolf, falke, ellis49, Silvio2006, Argus, pvs, Tommysugar, greenpinkorange, Luis52, sandpiper2 has marked this note useful
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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2007-03-11 13:02]

Hi Ralf
Beautiful shot of this little guy with excellent details.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-11 13:13]

hi Ralf,
very good picture for your 100TH post on TN. I think it's a big satisfaction. I love détails and colors. Really a great work.


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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-03-11 13:18]

Wow, this is really good. What detailed fur, warm colours, nice pose and composition.

This is a truly great capture!


hi ralf,
congratultions on the 100th shot, well composed, nice pov, good dof,
excellent sharpness,
tfs & regards

He Ralf,
Congrats on your 100th post, it's a great one.
it's a beautiful picture with good pose and POV.
Details and exposure are spot on.
Well done my friend.

Hi Ralf, congratulations for your 100th splendid post on TN, wonderful monkey with beautiful colors and great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Clear, sharp,l well coloured and saturated... good 100th shot.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-11 16:11]

Hej Ralf,
Congratulations on your 100th post. This portrait of a Vervet is of excellent quality to mark the occasion, the pose being very attractive in this tight composition.
Hälsningar, Ivan

Ser fram emot imorron - sol och 15 gr varmt!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-11 17:14]

Hi Ralf,

An excellent portrait for this 100th post,congratulations,very well done,TFS


Hi Ralf,
Very nice. Congrats on 100, and a great image! Good sharpness and composition. I like the diverted glance of the animal, good light in the eyes as well. Thanks for sharing.


Very nice subject!
Good colors and details!
Bye Tom

Hi Ralf,
Beautiful shot,great details and composition.

Lovely composition and sharpness. Details on it's fur is well done. I like its pose and the look on its face.
Very very nice,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-11 19:56]

Hola Ralf,
felicidades por tus 100 fotos,
bellos retrato y excelente compo,
buen pov y detalles, saludos

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-11 21:26]

Hola Ralf.- Una bella postal muy digna de ser la No.100. Exelente nitidez, colores muy naturales y hermosa pose. Me agrada su mirada y el color de sus ojos. Felicidades.

Hi Ralf
Very nice shot.
Perfect sharpness & colours.
I like it.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-12 2:24]

Congratulations on your 100th post, Ralf.
This shot does you proud. It is fantastic.
Stunning sharpness and gorgeous colors.
Wonderful pose and POV.
A real winner.
TFS. : )

Another nice capture Ralf
Great compositin and superb sharpness
You capture a great moment in this monkeys life
well done

Hi Ralf,
Good wildlife shot.
Great sharpness...and composed very well.

wonderfull capture and color it is great photo

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