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I'm safe and relaxed!

I'm safe and relaxed!
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-13
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-29 3:13
Viewed: 1400
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This meerkat seems to be enjoying this safe place. No predators at all in Malta, while being watched and fed! He's quite relaxed enjoying a rather scorching sun!

Meerkats (also called suricates) work together in numbers. A few will typically serve as lookouts, watching the skies for birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles, that can snatch them from the ground. A sharp, shrill call is the signal for all to take cover. While a few individuals guard the group, the rest busy themselves foraging for the foods that make up their varied diet. Meerkats will eat insects, lizards, birds, and fruit. When hunting small game, they work together and communicate with purring sounds. Meerkats are good hunters and are sometimes tamed for use as rodent-catchers.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-06-29 4:15]

Hi Francis

Good graphism of the lighter toned meerkat against the darker reddish bg. All it needs is a pair of Joe Cool sunglasses! Good density & punchy light contrasts! Excellent saturation & smart choice of a vertical frame. Have a nice weekend!

Hi Francis, that meercat - as Chris points out - needs some sun glasses and it would be great advertising for a relaxed Holiday !!!
You captured it perfect - so much detail and good light. -
Kind regards and I hope you will have a relaxed weekend too. Monika

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-06-29 12:16]

Hi Francis,
Thank you for making me smile today. These fellas are so humorous. I LOVE the pose you've captured. Excellent lighting and details.... Such an interesting critter. Have a nice weekend. Julie

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-06-29 12:18]

Hi Francis.

Strike the pose.

I love the humour, the cheeky smile and the way he leans against the tree. The rustic tones bode well together here, neat scene. tfs

stv ;o))

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-06-30 10:44]


quel captage et compo sueprbe colle il se prend un bain de soleil mangigique iamge et cpatage superbe quel rendu sur son pelage, quelle attitude, sueprbe.

Bravo et amitiť


Hi Francis

Wonderful capture of this Meerkat! And so suitably titled! Nice textures; that of his coat, the bark and the sand. Overall, excellent sharpness and detail. Light well managed.

Neat presentation!

Kind regards,


Amazing shot ! Perfect sharpness and warm colours. Love the cute pose. :)

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