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Furry Creature ( theme )
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2012-02-11
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Sony DSC-H50
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/03/30 'Creatures' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-30 6:23
Viewed: 3595
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My contribution to this week's Friday theme .

Here are some facts about the black howler monkey :
They live in Central and South America and it is certainly the loudest of all monkeys , they call to let others know where their territory is alerting them to stay away .After one group of howlers calls another group answers so all the howlers in the vicinity know where each group's territory is . The howler 's eerie call --more a roar than a howl really---can carry some 3kms across the treetops and is a sound of the forest one will recall for a long time after hearing it as you would think in awe and perhaps in fear that a jaguar is nearby !
At home in the forest they hardly ever leave the treetops , they find all the water they need in the leaves ,nuts , fruits and flowers they eat and they do not move very far each day.
Lastly , a troop of howler monkeys is generally made up of 15-20 indivuduals and the leader is usually an old male.
I took this photo in the Community Baboon Sanctuary ( 30 sq kms )where the population of the black howler monkeys has made a terrific comeback ( 3000 individuals at last estimate ), the species is endangered though and the black howler exists only in Belize ,northern Guatemala and southern Mexico.

Thank you for looking at my " creature " ,

shelbeesmom, Fortuna, mvdisco, RSK, parasbhalla, brech, chrisJ, suzley, Teresat has marked this note useful
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SCARY! I would not want to come up on one of these in the forest! My son just got back from Belize. I love this in BW, very nice exposure, even in the shadows! Great posting for the theme!

Bom dia Carol,

Lovely creature, excellent job in BW with great sharpness in its face and eyes.
Focus is spot on, light just superb!

Wow Carol!! That is fantastic. I saw a few in Costa Rica, but from a bit of a distance. We did hear them though ...every day when we were in Montezuma. It is a sound like no other... not easy to describe the sound, but something I'll never forget!
This photo is fantastic. So sharp, with great detail. He's looking just past you, but it looks like he's coming right for you. How close were you really? Just great Carol!
Have a great weekend.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-03-30 7:04]

Hi Carol,
EXCELLENT POV and nice photo. I like your choice of B&W. Good entry into the theme. TFS Julie

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-03-30 8:02]

Hi Carol,
Perfect sharpness in the face of this monkey. A nice frontal POV with stunning reflections in the eyes. A nicely converted to B&W Nature shot with nice highlights in the black fur of the animal.
Very neat work.

Francis Xavier

Bonjour Carol,
Belle prise de vue de ce 'black howler monkey'
Belles notes sur le sujet et présentation de ce beau cliché en Noir & Blanc,
Beau contraste et lumière dans une belle composition,
excellent cliché pour le thème..

This dude look scary! Awesome contribution to Friday's theme, I've never one like this before. Nice frontal shot with good details. Good soft lighting. Well done, tfs.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-03-30 11:50]
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Hi Carol,a perfect creature for this weeks theme,I don't think it's to happy about having its picture taken:-)Great capture of the blacks did you adjust your metering exposure to get them this natural colouring?Very well taken.TFS

Ciao Carol, great portrait of fascinating creature, wonderful B&W, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

This is an amazing capture from a wonderful ape with amazing focus and contrast against a well blurred BG, Carol!

Superb management of light and perfect control on exposure with nice sharpness and clarity throughout the picture.
Well done!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-03-30 23:48]

Hi Carol

Good entry in the Friday creature theme with this b&w simian exhibit! Excellent sharpness & tonal range. Good to see the howler monkeys recovering! Tfs!

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-03-31 3:43]

Hi Carol.

Love the expression and the grayscale, in amoungst the trees and leaves, it does look so at home. You captured the eyes so clean and clear, very well presented Carol. TFS. HAve a good weekend.

Stv :0))

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-03-31 4:45]

The eyes are so wonderful. Great details on the fur

Olá carol
Excellent b/W...What I like better...the shine of creature eyes.
An exleent portrait.
Um abraço

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