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Old May 30th, 2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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Philippine tarsier

I shot this short video at the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, Bohol, Philippines.
The purpose was to enhance general awareness and promote the Sanctuary conservation effort.

Philippine Tarsier On ExposureRoom

World is reflected in those eyes
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Old May 31st, 2011, 09:47 PM   #2
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What an interesting creature. Nicely done. Makes me want to know more about them. Thank you for sharing.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 04:58 AM   #3
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Thank you for your kind comments Kent.

Tarsiers are very special nocturnal primates:
-largest eye-to-body ratio of all mammals
-eyes are fixed in the skull, cannot rotate
-neck rotates 180 degrees
-one of the smallest primates (mouse lemurs are smaller)
-long gestation period 6 months, only one offspring at a time
-reproduces poorly in captivity
-name comes from elongated foot ankle bone (tarsus)
-only exist on a few islands in the Philippines, Borneo and Indonesia

Despite of the extreme close-ups, I was never nearer than two meters.
I used Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens with TC-17E extender on my EX3.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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Excellent footage! I just thought of something while watching your video. His eyes are so big that his depth of field must be EXTREMELY shallow at night! His f-stop must be something like .25....lol
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