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Macaca mulatta: for Loot

Macaca mulatta: for Loot
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2008-10-19
Categorías: Mammals
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2008-10-28 2:03
Vista: 3436
Puntos: 8
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Recently I travelled to Sikkim in North East India. The serpentine road shadowing the Teesta river is considered lifeline of Sikkim. On the roadside, you come across many survivors to the speeding traffic & one of them is this species of Rhesus monkey, Macaca mulatta.

I stopped my SUV to click a photograph of this monkey when this handsome fellow ran away, but soon surfaced above the roadside boulder & I pressed the shutter button to get him against the faded background of river Teesta. Hope you like it.

I have dedicated this photograph to dear friend Loot, who enjoys such photographs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-10-28 4:04]

Hello Subhash,
An excellent close portrait of a Rhesus Macaque
where the facial features,especially the eyes are depicted with sharpness and attractive lighting. Your focusing has led to an attractive softness of its fur which your were wise not to sharpnen further.
TFS this fine image,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6148 W: 89 N: 15271] (63920)
  • [2008-10-28 4:59]

Hi Subhash ,i'm happy to see you again on TN ! Your pics are always differents and interestings,you are great to choose your vacations! This is a very nice portrait,excellent moment to take,good colors and details,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5551 W: 721 N: 4164] (11276)
  • [2008-10-28 17:45]
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Hi Subhash

Once again, you are spoiling me rotten. I'm not complaining though – I am too much in appreciation and filled with gratitude. Thank you so much my friend.

I just wonder if this guy knows the history of his forefathers (chuckle). Here's some interesting information from Wikipedia:
1. The first ever monkey astronaut was Albert, a rhesus monkey, who on June 11, 1948 rode to over 63 km (39 miles) on a V2 rocket. Albert died of suffocation during the flight.
2. Albert was followed by Albert II who survived the V2 flight but died on impact on June 14, 1949. Albert II became the first monkey in space as his flight reached 134 km (83 miles) - past the Karman line of 100 km taken to designate the beginning of space.
3. Albert III died at 35,000 feet (10.7 km) in an explosion of his V2 on September 16, 1949.
4. Albert IV on the last monkey V2 flight died on impact on December 8 that year. His flight reached 130.6 km.
- Albert I, II and IV were rhesus monkeys while Albert III was a cynomolgus monkey.
5. On May 28, 1959, aboard the JUPITER AM-18, Able, a rhesus monkey, and Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey, became the first living beings to successfully return to Earth after traveling in space (defined as above 50 mile altitude by the U.S. at the time). They traveled in excess of 16,000 km/h, and withstood 38 g's.

A lovely portrait shot of this monkey. The facial details are excellent while the softish areas of the rest actually add to the appeal of this photo. I just love that direct and emotion filled eye contact. The colours and exposure are great and the OOF river in the BG definitively enhanced the subject.

Well done and TFS.
Best regards

PS. I'll be off the site for a week or so as I must go to hospital (Wednesday) to have an "incisional hernia" repaired on my abdominal wall. See you around later my friend.

hello Subhash

when i view an image and i start to laugh it is because i love it,
in this image what i love most is that eye-contact
with you of this monkey, fine POV of this excellent portrait shot,



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