HIMALAYAN ANIMALS SERIES -IV(IMAGES OF WILD ANIMALS FROM DARJEELING ZOO - FOURTH IN A SERIES OF 5 IMAGES).
SOME TIDBITS ABOUT THE GRAY LANGUR.
Gray langurs or Hanuman langurs, the most widespread langurs of South Asia, are a group of Old World monkeys constituting the entirety of the genus Semnopithecus.Gray langurs are large and fairly terrestrial, inhabiting forest, open lightly wooded habitats, and urban areas on the Indian subcontinent. Most species are found at low to moderate altitudes, but the Nepal gray langur and Kashmir gray langur occur up to 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) in the Himalayas.
These langurs are largely gray (some more yellowish), with a black face and ears. Externally, the various species mainly differ in the darkness of the hands and feet, the overall color and the presence or absence of a crest.There are also significant variations in the size depending on the sex, with the male always larger than the female. The head-and-body length is from 51 to 79 cm (20 to 31 in). Their tails, at 69 to 102 cm (27 to 40 in) are always longer than their bodies.Langurs from the southern part of their range are smaller than those from the north. At 26.5 kg (58 lb), the heaviest langur ever recorded was a male Nepal gray langur. However, the Kashmir gray langur is reportedly the largest species in the genus, though few actual measurements are known.The larger gray langurs are rivals for the largest species of monkey found in Asia. The average weight of gray langurs is 18 kg (40 lb) in the males and 11 kg (24 lb) in the females.
Langurs mostly walk quadrupedally and spend half their time on and the ground and the other half in the trees. They will also make bipedal hops, climbing and descending supports with the body upright, and leaps. Langurs can leap 3.7–4.6 m (12.0–15.0 ft) horizontally and 10.7–12.2 m (35–40 ft) in descending.
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Didi (60590) 2012-10-31 19:16
The scene is attractive indeed
But with a telelens with abig apperture it's possible to do a selective setting DOF with a blur background for giving an impression of freedom to the animal
When I take picture in a zoo i try to not sow the animal cages.
thebest (4276) 2012-10-31 19:54
Ha ha ha!!! This tells me that the mother wants the offspring to behave while she picks the nits/fleas - Excellent capture of these monkey's - nice natural tonings & good perspective.
mohammad_H (10126) 2012-10-31 23:12
Animals, like us humans, they have the right to life
We are endowed with reason and conscience, and some of us, the raise of their losses, but they lack wisdom, but lots of us imply
Beautiful views of the National Park Darjeeling
A good start in the morning and have a nice day
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-11-01 3:27
excellently composed and zoomed scene.It´s nice to watch how they take care about each other.Animals are generally difficult subject for photographers,but you were able to get the best out of this scene.Well done!
Have a nice day
Oceania (5202) 2012-11-01 6:24
A good shot of Gray langurs. They look like a pair of mother and child.
lousat (98367) 2012-11-01 9:55
Hi Farhat,a tender scene and a great capture,very good details and colors despite the difficult light and the quick mouvement of the langurs,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
danos (103216) 2012-11-01 14:17
nice the view of these Gray langurs in their cage in the zoo.i like the clarity of the image as the light management and the good presentation of the scene.
mirosu (16273) 2012-11-01 21:10
Nice "action" photo with well optimized crop. I wish I could see the eyes of monkey mother in this photo. The view-up is very good. Only what I miss is a better separation from BG and a bit more sharpness in FG. You could achieve blured BG and better sharpness in FG by using the largest apperture you have (2.8 or lower) and increase your distance between camera lens and the main subject (in this case the monkey). Have a nice day and good weekend.
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-11-01 21:35
Another beautiful capture of those monkey with fabulous quality. Great POV and DOF as well.Very nice colors, light and nice framing. Very impressive captured. Awesome !!!! Thanks for sharing.
pajaran (66378) 2012-11-01 22:43
Lepa serija fotografija o zivotinjama.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep trenutak druzenja majmuna.
Sve je manje mesta u prirodi za zivotinje, gledacemo ih samo u zoloskim vrtovima.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
ikeharel (79263) 2012-11-02 3:32
Amazing how those langurs take care of each other, farhat.
Normally, not easy to look at animals behind a cage bars, but that would be probably the only way to see and lerean about such animals, in distant countries ( to me, anyhow).
Have a nice weekend,
jhm (161013) 2012-11-02 5:36
A visit to the Zoo is always very pleasant.
I am a very great fan of the Zoo, I enjoy every time of a new visit.
A splendid picture, sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
williewhistler (16496) 2012-11-02 8:35
the tight crop has helped to fill the frame with the Gray langurs doing what they enjoy.
A most charming photo of the animals behaviour.
Kind regards Les.
adramad (50002) 2012-11-02 10:13
Magnificent captures these two cute monkeys undoubtedly be mother and children, beautiful scene.
Have a good weekend.
ourania (51103) 2012-11-02 14:42
your composition and framing are excellent again, the animals and the scene we're watching are very interesting. I had never seen langurs before. The wire wall of the backdrop makes the scene somewhat sad. They look very well taken care of but away from their natural environment. I like the trust and care displayed here. Depth, sharpness and lighting are great. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Waylim (25436) 2012-11-02 18:25
Very nice shot of the monkey, they are one of the most human like animal. Sometimes they scare me how they are like us. I love the interaction between the two here, very loving and caring.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-11-03 2:08
Another great photo of your animal nature series on the Himalayas. Very nice, these two monkeys during morning hygiene. Very good shot in excellent quality.
हिमालय पर एक और अपने जानवर प्रकृति श्रृंखला की एक बड़ी तस्वीर. बहुत अच्छा, सुबह स्वच्छता दौरान इन दो बंदरों. उत्कृष्ट गुणवत्ता में बहुत अच्छा शॉट.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-11-03 3:26
سلام دوست من
نمونه زیبا از عکس میمون ها درقفس
تبریک از به اشتراک گذاری
jacquest (19047) 2012-11-03 6:05
Nice presentation of these fury monkeys. Scratch my back, I will scratch yours the image seem to say. These monkeys must be in politic.
Fis2 (107518) 2012-11-03 8:17
Good frame and colors.
delpeoples (59886) 2012-11-03 16:25
Namaskar dear Farhat
A beautiful mother and child scne, not so different from what we see in humans :) The mother trying to groom the child and the child resisting. Excellent close up with beautiful colours, definition and depth. And this breed of Langur is again not something I've seen before. Thanks for sharing.
Hansaphotos (8757) 2012-11-04 3:50
Interesting to follow your series of the Himalayan animals. This is a nice contribution to the series. You have captured the two monkeys very well in a natural position, and they doesn`t seem to care being photographed. The composition is nice too. Very well done:) TFS. Enjoy your Sunday.
Best regards, Erling
abmdsudi (58302) 2012-11-04 5:50
A nice record shot of this clever animals and their natural behaviour and she looks pretty busy there. The diffuse lighting is good, nice coloring, contrast and much detail retained in the animals. Great shot, well done, Congrats
rychem (43412) 2012-11-04 9:36
Nice family scene, beautiful monkeys, excellent capture, informative note
Nicou (152118) 2012-11-04 10:54
sueprbe cpatage e tiamge fantastique quel vue ces singes quel scène animalière grandisoe cpatage e tiamge sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
mauro61 (52887) 2012-11-04 12:16
interessante questa serie sugli animali che hai realizzato bene.
Simpatica immagine dedicata ad un momento di pulizie corporali...eheheh
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-11-05 2:37
Excellent captured image.
When I was little, I thought that they looked for fleas.. When I grew up, I learned that some human beings do that as well.. called 'you scratch my back, I scratch yours..', and now, your image told me the 'origin':-D..
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-11-05 8:24
good details and colors i like the soft borders details.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-11-05 9:05
Very nice capture of this tender moment between a mother and the young one. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (126794) 2012-11-05 11:43
Intéressante image et scéne bien accompagner par une note bien détaillée sur cet animal, j'aime leurs couleurs du pelage et leurs tête noir, dommage qu'il soient dans un zoo!!!
josepmarin (58359) 2012-11-06 2:36
It is a good capture on these two monkeys in a very intimate and familiar attitude.
They look like the mother and her baby.
I like the select framing, is an efficient close-up with a high sharpness.
There is a good management of the light and the colors in this nice work.
clic (18560) 2012-11-06 7:20
That's a touching scenery of motherhood is this lice cleansing session and apparently, according to apes psychology, quite a tribute the adult is paying to the baby.
Soft focus on fur enhances the impression of mutual tender feelings.
But what happens with that ritual when a mother gets old and short-sighted?!!
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-11-06 10:47
Ola Farhat ,
Muito interessante esta foto destes Langurs a se catarem , bons detalhes , bonita a sua cor quase branca , Langurs
jemaflor (103719) 2012-11-09 0:56
Well captured, funny attitude for these two monkeys, maybe not enough sharpness on your subjects.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-11-10 13:27
Like human beings, animals also have emotions and love. I like the way the mother is tending to the little one. A nice capture with good colors and sharpness.
maria-v1981 (10964) 2012-11-13 6:55
I saw monkeys in the 'park of Mauritius and I can say that I was impressed from wtheir wit and mobility. It's very sweet how niggle mom the baby. Where you took the picture seem not to have noticed you.
Have a nice evening,
s_lush (16602) 2013-02-16 23:44
You have chosen a very good moment for capturing a really interesting scene from the everyday life of these beautiful creatures. Excellent visual and textual presentation of gray langurs!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17179)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-31 18:21