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Fearsome Face

Fearsome Face
Photo Information
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: Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-26 2:23
Viewed: 2249
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This dominant male has a fearsome appearance and with the strength of 10 men deserves a lot of respect. The large face is only found on the main male in any group of individuals. They do not appreciate any younger male showing an interest in the breeding females and this one had seriously bitten several other males who didn't know the pecking order.

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il est très beau!
belle photo aussi!

Hi Murray,
Very nice capturing and interesting details. Brilliant use of aperture and shutter.

Brilliant DOF and good composing.

Best regards


Wow...amazing animal.
Very interesting picture.
Best regards.Alin.

Bonjour Murray

Superbe portrait de cette incroyable "tronche".
Sa posture est vraiment intrigante... prêt à entamer une discussion.
Bonne gestion de la lumière qui permet d'avoir de très bons détails.
Bravo Murray!

That goatee is amazing - the differences between them and humans is small indeed, barely 1 or 2% of our DNA.

(But then, apparently we share 50% of our DNA with bananas. I see no similarity there.)

I do think you could've gone for a faster shutter here, even with the f/9.0 aperture - the highlights on his cheeks are a little too bright.


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