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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): annick vanderschelden's monkeys, Intimate Portraits, Vanderschelden's Africa, Annick Vanderschelden's Chacma Baboons [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-02-16 8:14
Visto: 4504
Pontos: 64
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Chacmas usually live in social groups composed of multiple adult males, adult females, and their offspring. Occasionally, however, very small groups form that include only a single adult male and several adult females. Chacma troops are characterized by a dominance hierarchy. Female ranking within the troop is inherited through the mother and remains quite fixed, while male ranking is tenuous and changes often. Chacmas are unusual among baboons in that neither males nor females form strong relationships with members of the same sex. Instead, the strongest social bonds are often between unrelated adult males and females. Infanticide is also relatively common compared to other baboons species, as newly dominant males will often attempt to kill young baboons sired by the previously dominant male.Baboon troops possess a complex group behavior and communicate by means of body attitudes, facial expressions, sounds/calls and touch.

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Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
14/10/2007 06:45:11
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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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-02-16 8:18]

Hello Annick,
Very nice portrait of a juvenile Chacma Baboon with great lighting, sharpness and POV.
You must have been close to get this one.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,

Hoi Annick,
Alweer een foto met een prachtige uitdrukking. Ik neem aan dat je geen gekke gluiden hebt moeten maken om de aandacht te krijgen. De helderheid van het licht en de gekleurde achtergrond is prachtig. Misschien een iets kleiner diafragma.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-16 8:53]

It's so wonderful! The eyes on this monkey almost can speak. Great POV and amazing detail and sharp.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2008-02-16 9:02]

Hallo Annick,
Alweer een staaltje van grootste fototechniek en klasse. Superfoto! Het licht en de scherpte zijn weer perfect. Daardoor komt een prachtige expressie tot uiting. Fantische diepte in de foto.

Wow! What an amazing portrait and great looking animal! Look at those eyes :)! This is wonderful with lovely and warm tones of colors!

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-02-16 9:21]

Hi Annick,
Very sweet light bringing out sharp details.Great eye contact.

Great capture and excellent composition, great light as well....the eyes are quite stunning....TFS

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-02-16 10:41]

Hi Annick

Wonderful portrait shot of the young Baboon, its a great pose with the intencity of the stare captured perfectly, nice sharp details and great colours.

TFS Hilary

Hi Annick,
Another portrait from your Kruger Studio. Too sharp and head on, not at all a flattering one !! You know what I mean, added this to the theme :)

TFS, Regards, Anil

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-02-16 11:42]

Hello Annick,
Very fine portrait of this Baboon with sharp yellow eyes and pixie ears! I like the expression on his face - he seems to like being photographed! Excellent sharpness, nice light and fine colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-02-16 11:45]

Hi Annick
This is a wonderfull image
very nice eyes of monkey
very well done!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-16 11:51]

Hi Annick . What a cute looking Monkey.you have captured such fine detail and sharp focusing . good natural colours. with light in the eyes making them look so bright. interesting notes too.

Pose, lighting, composition, sharpness and DOF are all excellent. This is a perfect documentary photograph.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-16 12:28]

Hi Annick.
Sweet portrait o the charming monkey. Amazing reflection of its eyes expression. Perfect (classic( pose of the model and turn of the head. Details are stunning. Bravo.

amazingly human, great light, TFS Ori

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-16 13:50]

Hola Annick.
This is as usual in Your work. Great and fine image. Nice colors of his eyes. I like the way she is looking at You. Wonder in what is thinking about.
Saludos My friend

Hello Annick, a very good portrait of this cheeky baboon. Good focus on the eye and nice shallow dof great expression. Nice composition. tfs Rgds Necip

Hi Annick,

good clarity & sharpness. It looks cute on the over-the-shoulder pose.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-16 20:54]

Hello Annick,
This is superb Annick the eyes are almost hard to look at as you can tell they are looking back. Extremely impressive capture my friend.

Hello Annick,
Amazing portrait! Excellent composition and sharpness. This is a perfect shot.TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-17 2:10]

Gorgeous image of this Baboon Annick!
The eye-contact is splendid.
Warm colours and perfect lighting.
Beautiful eyes.
Sharp and detailed.
Very well done,

Ciao Annick.
Sono rimasto alcuni minuti a fissare la tua foto.
Non riuscivo a staccare i miei occhi da quelli di questo magnifico babbuino!
Un solo commento per questo scatto: eccellente!

Hello Annick,
I feel pity for this little fellow, probably only me but he looks so lost here..!
Amazing details have been captured in the little face, this is good for his passport any day...
Those eyes remind me of something but I don't recall right away!
Pablo -

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-02-17 5:07]

Annick, The eyes says all. Lovely eye catch and what an xpression. Superb Ganesh

Hello Annick
Excellent portrait of this Chacma baboon,
Perfect focusing,DOF and colors,Superb shot my friend.


bonjour annick
quelle luminosité!!!
le pelage est parfaitement piqué et les couleurs du BG me font penser a un fond de studio pour les portraits.
c'est comme toujours tres beau.

Hi Annick,

Wonderful portrait with great eye contact! Very well done! Thank you,


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-17 12:16]

Hi Annick

This is a wonderful portrait shot. I love those bright orange eyes and the lovely eye contact. Wonderful sharp details and perfect DOF



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-18 5:01]

Another great portrait Annick! Very sharp image, lovely light and exposure, very nice eye contact and fantastic matching colors, well done, thanks!


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-18 10:25]

Hi Annick,
Outstanding portrait shot with awesome details. Those eyes really look gorgeous and expressive. Magnificent eye contact. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-19 7:58]

Another goodies, fantastic Annick, I love those portraits. Thank you,


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-02-22 10:21]

Een prachtige portret foto ,het is een prachtbeest ,mooie ogen ,details hij of zij ging er helemaal voor zitten ,mooi gedaan , fijn weekend groeten teunie .

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