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Chacma baboon

Chacma baboon
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2588 W: 74 N: 7469] (30441)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-10-14
Categorias: Mammals
Câmara: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Relato de Viagem: Kruger National Park
Tema(s): Vanderschelden's Africa, Annick Vanderschelden's Chacma Baboons [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-02-15 7:46
Visto: 4394
Pontos: 60
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
The Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus), also known as the Cape Baboon, is, like all other baboons, from the Old World monkey family. With a body length of up to 115 cm and a weight from 15 to 31 kg, it is among the largest and heaviest baboon species. The Chacma is generally dark brown to gray in color, with a patch of rough hair on the nape of its neck. Unlike the northern baboon species (the Guinea, Hamadryas, and Olive Baboons), Chacma males do not have a mane. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of this baboon is its long, downwardly-pointed face. Males can have canine teeth as long as 2 inches (longer than a lion's canine teeth). Baboons are sexually dimorphic, males being considerably larger than females.

Very good weekend!

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
14/10/2007 06:38:21
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1330] (10711)
  • [2008-02-15 7:51]

Hi Annick,

I like the crop you made. The way this monkey looks is almost human.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-15 7:56]

Hi Annick,
I will be back in a moment.

Perfect portret Annick
Prachtige vacht details
uitstekende gekleurde ogen

TFS Thijs

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-15 8:19]

Very impressive eyes. Portrait is wonderful

Hi Annick,
Great portrait of this Baboon. Especially his eyes very impressive. TFS,

Great portrait, I like the way you have cropped it to emphasise the eyes...great work and excellent notes

Hi Annick,

The baboon on your portrait looks definitely more intelligent than some of our politicians... Very well done! Thank you,


Good eye contact, rich colours and nice details... good image.

Hello Annick! Beautiful face of a Baboon! I liked especially his eyes! Excellent!


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-15 11:21]

Hello Annick,
The expression of the baboon is very human like
the details and sharpness are superb.. Well done


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2008-02-15 11:28]

Hallo Annick,
Je produceert zoveel foto's op internet dat het bijna niet is bij te houden. Dit is weer een wonder mooie compositie in prachtig licht en met onvoorstelbare scherpte. Door een stukje achtergrond er bij te nemen krijg je een fantastische dieptewerking in de foto.
Goed weekend,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-15 12:05]

Hi Annick. Fantastic close up of the Baboon. the detail in the eyes and fur is first class. natural looking colours. he had his eye fixed on you . well done TFS. good notes too.

Have a good weekend.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-15 12:07]

Hi Annick

A very dramatic portrait from you! I REALLY like it!
I like the fact that it's a very tight close-up, i like the fact that the eye-browse line is parallel to the upper border and it's close to it and i very much like the look in its eyes!
All these elements, plus the terrific light (and the great shadows it creates) and the impeccable sharpness make this a winner!
I think that if you put this is a wildlife photo competition it has all the chances of getting the big prize! ;)
Splendid work, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

This is a wonderful close view with those piercing eyes. I like the crop you chose. It might be fun to try a more neutral toned frame to see that snout seemingly burst forward out of the frame.

Evelynn : )

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-02-15 15:01]

Well done. Your eyes have no chance but to land on the eye of the primate. Excellent. Cheers, Klaus

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-15 15:28]

Hi Annick

Super framing and excellent detail in the eyes.


Sorry this is short - on hotel interent in Madeira

hello annick,
this one is a great portrait, i liked the way you have composed this shot, the tight composition looks great, superb eye contact, the eyes look great,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-15 17:28]

Hi Annick.
It is always nice for me to see Your excellent work, all Your photos are with high quality lavel, and great sharpness, Your notes taches me a lot Annick.
Your friend

Hello Annick,
great close up, excellent sharpness and depth of field,very nice colors and details.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-02-16 0:59]

Hi Annick,
Love the crop.Fabulous details & expression.The eyes are really the key here.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-16 1:49]

Very intimate portrait of this Baboon.
The eye-contact is striking!
Great warm lighting and I love the colours especially those orange eyes.
Excellent close-in crop that adds more punch and power to the photo.
Impeccable image quality.
Very well done Annick,

Hello Annick
Very nice compo and sharp details
Have a nice W-E

Hi Annick,
a perfect portrait
Salutacions, Ferran

Hello Annick,
a gentleman's winning portrait, so well lighted and perfectly composed in its quintessential reduction. Thank you!
My best regards,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-02-16 9:02]

Annick, Absolute shot with such a superb eye catch. Ganesh

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-16 9:19]

Hello Annick, what a great portrait you've done! I love evrything in it: Composition, sharpness, quality of the light and the great exposure! Very nicely done, thanks!


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-16 17:05]

You make portraits of these animals as if they were humans and we read as much in their face as we would in a human's face. I really like that,


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-16 20:51]

Hello Annick,
I like your choose of composition in this professional quality image. The details you obtained is amazing showing this animal to us superbly. Thank you My Friend

Your work is always of such a high calibre its really hard to find fault Annick. Love those eyes and your close composition on this. Excellent work..

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-18 12:32]

Hi Annick

They have such sad eyes and the tight framing really focuses on this. I love this portrait style composition.



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