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Tree Climbing 101

Tree Climbing 101
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Copyright: Murray Lines (MLINES) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-30
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-01-31 18:52
Viewed: 1860
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This small orphaned orangotang is being trained to climb trees. It is less than a year old but certainly has a lot of ability in jungle skills.

Matang Wildlife Center is located in Kubah National Park, Sarawak’s main center for wildlife rehabilitation. This center is responsible for rescuing and helping a wide variety of animals back into the wild. Ranging from orang utan and sun bears to hornbills and sea eagles all of which can be view in natural enclosures in a rainforest setting.

The rescued animals being rehabilitated here include orang utan, sun bears, bear cats, civet cats, sambar deer, barking deer, porcupines and crocodiles, all of which can be viewed in spacious natural enclosures. A large aviary houses a variety of hornbills, as well as brahminy kites and sea eagles.

The WS shows the young UK volunteer teaching this baby jungle skills. A wonderful thing to see in action.

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Hello Murray,
How would you like to have that haircut? This is a great shot of the Orang. The workshop would have been my preference as the lead in image on site. The clarity and companionship between the worker and the Orang. is very warm and giving. It is too bad that we are not always as giving each day as the worker devotes her time and energies so that he may survive.
Have A Great Week,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-01-31 22:33]

Hi Murray,
what a lovely shot.Beautiful moment you catch.Nice framing.TFS.Necla.

Not sure if the slow shutter contributed to the slight softness of this shot, but I suspect you could've shot faster without issue. Indeed, at 200mm and 1/60s it's a tough shot to get.

Nice attention paid to composition.


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