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Red Colobus Critique

The Jozani Forrest is a small, but very diverse National Park on Zanzibar Island in Tanzania. The park is a great place to see several species of monkeys, including the endemic Zanzibar Red Colobus. These arboreal, leaf eating monkeys are habituated to the presence of humans, but it doesn't stop them looking a little horrified, as if they are commenting to each other about my camera technique. They watched me for a few moments, then went back to their normal foraging and play. It takes a lot of leaves to keep these guys fed!

The misty, hazy feel of the image is intentional. It helps to evoke the heavy humidity and heat in the forrest. In fact, it was a challenge to keep my lens from internally fogging up, (which would not have been an intentional effect).

I took the image with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/ 4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens. The exposure settings were 1/200 sec, f/ 6.3, ISO 8000, 400 mm.

Canon 7D Mark II
400mm · f/6.3 · 1/2000s · ISO 8000
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Charles Darwin was right...he knew all along while many were still trying to figure how we came to be.

It's hard not to feel the kinship. :-)