Although it is a wild animal, the sloths which live in Tiradentes Square, in Teófilo Otoni, have adapted well to the urban environment, living in peace with the city dwellers and the cars. This one went down slowly from the tree to the ground to "go to the bathroom", not ashamed at all in front of the camera. Thanks god he does not do it from the branches, otherwise it would be dangerous to walk in the square. Very nice citizen indeed!
This is also my first picture with Canon EOS 40D.
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ikeharel (77137) 2013-01-26 7:14
My cong.'s for the new camera, enjoy.
A nice capture of a unique animal we do not see here in Israel at all.
Hanging on a tree, on a "lazy mode", but fun enough to look at you while taking him as a model...
Nice captured the moment.
batalay (40177) 2013-01-26 7:49
What an excellent nature shot, with an engaging note to complete the package. I remember seeing a sloth, with its handler, on a visit to Cartagena, Colombia. I had forgotten that they can turn their heads in the manner of owls. I did find out later that they and bears have family links.
tedesse (25135) 2013-01-26 8:29
Congratulations on the first shot with a Canon EOS 40D.
Very nice photo of this interesting animal! Excellent sharpness and beautiful colors.
Have a nice weekend
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-01-26 8:45
you captured this furry cute animal wonderfully. Great presentation and great information note. I like this photo. Perfectly well dopne. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great WE,
holmertz (58186) 2013-01-26 11:22
What a very cute and charming little citizen. I would be very excited to meet one of those. You have captured it with perfect sharpness and colours.
dip (23890) 2013-01-26 22:41
excellent capture of this cute animal,I like how it looks directly to your lens :)
a nice and interesting shot,
thanks for sharing,
raszid62 (18515) 2013-01-27 1:21
Fotografia de natureza bonita - como o álbum em animais da Amazônia. Preguiça tem um olhar muito bom, eu gosto especialmente da boca do sorriso. Cor excelente e qualidade de imagem.
adramad (48904) 2013-01-27 9:19
Parabéns por essa ótima câmera nova, que trará belas imagens como amostras de nós hoje.
Imagem ideal do que preguiçoso, é um animal que inspira simpatia, Teddy parece que as crianças para jogar.
Nitidez muito boa, brilho e cor.
P / D. Lamento a terrível tragédia do país com que o fogo horrível.
danos (102452) 2013-01-27 13:26
nice the view of this little animal as is 'posed' so charmy in front of your Canon.I like the clarity of the image as the excellent light and colour manageent of it.
npecanhuk (77591) 2013-01-27 13:41
Boa noite Fabiano!
Qualidade em geral agrada-me muito!
pajaran (65002) 2013-01-27 22:21
Lep pogled na majmuna ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Majmun nigde ne zuri.
Dobar snimak blicem i kompozicija, lepo prikazano.
Nice view of the monkey ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Monkey stares nowhere.
Good shot flash and composition, well illustrated.
All the best.
photoray (13981) 2013-01-28 8:45
Your Citizen Sloth is attractive and an unusual animal for us North Americans for we do not have any, other than in zoos. And a bonus with the natural lighting and coloring and doing what we expect, tree living.
Nicely composed and created,
Silvio1953 (151503) 2013-01-28 14:57
Ciao Fabiano, great capture of cute creature in nice action, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Oceania (5202) 2013-01-29 5:50
I've never seen this cute animal before. Thanks for sharing. Your note is very helpful to let people learn this species.
abmdsudi (57176) 2013-01-29 7:39
A very special shot and thanks to yre notes, An amazing little rainforest exhibithere and surprisingly this slow-moving mammals has adapted so well to urban environment sure can me made an honourary citizen of the town. Brilliant nice colour, great detail and love that little face keeping an eye on you, your fill-in flash works just fine here. It must have been lovely to see this cute so close, one of the most graceful creatures. Indeed a great shot, makes a very endearing image, Congrats
Cricri (124756) 2013-01-29 8:46
Félicitation pour votre nouvel appareil photo
Toute belle cette image du "paresseux" qui prend si bien la pose et un regard assez coquin:-) jolie prise, netteté et couleurs naturels
willperrett (11760) 2013-01-29 14:17
I had no idea that sloths could be so "tame", or at least not phased by people and cities. This is an amusing, but also unusual wildlife photograph. I guess you needed the flash as this was early evening I think, but it doesn't dominate or spoil the shot as flash so often does. Good work.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-01-29 14:24
An amazing and funny story indeed
Quite surprised that these cuties could live in urban areas !
Enjoy your new toy
Have a nice day, best regards
boa (7543) 2013-01-29 14:29
very interesting animal and a nice shot. I would also be very happy to take photos in such situations, but it is a little bit strange that they live so close to people. However, a very charming animal and a good contribution for TE, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
macjake (71721) 2013-01-29 19:40
haha...its so funny...my girlfriend and I were actually talking about Sloth's today :) !!
I couldn't help but laugh and enjoy this photo myself.
what a scene to have the sloth with a smiling face.
shevchenko (20548) 2013-01-29 22:13
What a pretty sloths that look like a big toy, informative note to introduce this unique species and its habitat, interesting composition, distinct photo, good shoot.
emka (105408) 2013-01-29 23:35
Hi Fabiano, wow, how cute this citizen is. I have never seen such animal. And the guy poses for you nicely. i would like to tuch him. Beautiful shot, tfs!
bayno (18344) 2013-01-31 12:14
This is a lovely capture Fabiano, so funny animals, very good use of the flash...and nice framing...the quality of the image is also good...
jmdias (67861) 2013-02-02 0:38
já vi imagens destas preguiças na tv, são uma atração do lugar. muito boa a foto, o flash com a potência exata e a imagem bem nítida e bem enquadrada, a preguiça até sorriu monalisamente para a câmera.
lucasgalodoido (23649) 2013-02-02 6:26
chega até a lembrar aquele filme clássico, "Curtindo a Vida a Doidado", explica bem o estilo de vida desse bicho.
fritzi007 (12104) 2013-02-04 3:52
wirklich ein netter Bewohner. Fotoqualität perfekt, gratuliere vielmals!
bona (13739) 2013-02-04 6:49
adoro preguiças, elas tem uma carinha boazinha. Fico preocupado dessa interação delas com o meio urbano, pois muitas pessoas matam para comer e preguiça é animal ameaçado. Além disso, aumenta a chance de atropelamentos. Espero que isso não ocorra ai.
ótima captura desse mamífero.
kennyblack (4207) 2013-02-09 5:59
Lucky you that you had the 'opportunity to photograph this cute animal little known in our country and rarely found in zoos. You've captured perfectly and very detailed thanks to the 'good management and setting.
Thank you for sharing.
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
maloutim (9639) 2013-05-05 20:46
I am pleased to see this photo of a sloth, one of my favourite animals !
Great capture with good management of light and sharpness. Its little round face looks really cute with its orange forehead.
Amazing that it should live in a city square ! I thought that they only lived in forests ! I posted some sloths too, with my pic 158 and WS, in my Costa-Rican gallery.
Thanks for sharing.
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-06-09 19:25
Good shot of this unusual beast.Wonderful composition and clarity here. Superb presentation, very sharp shot with an excellent light and POV. TFS.
Miguel82 (27718) 2014-12-28 3:34
Bom dia Fabiano,
amazing creature, it's very slow, grey color and so funny to observe, neat post, it's a species to protect, it's conforting to see it can live in an urban environment without being disturbed by human beings
- Copyright: Fabiano Leite Baptista (fabianoleite) (11971)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-24
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Três Vales [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-26 6:28