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Indri concert -2, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar After an eye-to-eye session with the Indri...<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86635/indri_-_feeding_2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html" title="Indri - feeding 2, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/86635_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1656547210&Signature=nXwdmdDGL5Sj0EXCJN4gR4H7ceA%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Indri - feeding 2, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar Documenting the Mitsinjo reserve Indri experience, a rare opportunity to meet an Indri eye-to-eye. <br />
<br />
As it wasn&#039;t the first time to see an Indri for us, I took some more photography risk. I rarely use (or even bring) my portrait lens, but this time I took a gamble to use this 85mm f/1.4 lens on wildlife. At f/1.4, it barely gets an eye ball sharp. It renders everything else in the scene smooth as butter, which generally works well on people and pets.<br />
<br />
Some may find it too soft and hate it, in that case my defense is what everybody else owning this lens says: it&#039;s art, I don&#039;t expect you to understand.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86634/indri_-_feeding_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86636/indri_-_feeding_3_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html Africa,Andasibe,Geotagged,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86675/indri_-_eye_to_eye_2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html" title="Indri - eye to eye 2, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/86675_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1656547210&Signature=4Cctp%2B5mwGWXK4POQI4QejlGNZw%3D" width="200" height="138" alt="Indri - eye to eye 2, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar A second series of super soft (f/1.4) images of a close encounter with Indris in the Mitsinjo reserve.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86674/indri_-_eye_to_eye_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86676/indri_-_eye_to_eye_3_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86677/indri_-_eye_to_eye_4_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86678/indri_-_eye_to_eye_5_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html Africa,Andasibe,Geotagged,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86679/indri_-feet_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html" title="Indri -feet, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/86679_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1656547210&Signature=yfkK7xrJojIDxPL1NhNkyOgsynw%3D" width="146" height="152" alt="Indri -feet, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar As explained in my other post, this was the first time for me to use f/1.4 lens on wildlife and I was just learning as I got along, with mixed success and failures. I personally like the soft look in general:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86675/indri_-_eye_to_eye_2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
...yet in the above example some might consider it too soft. This is due to the animal being relatively large and I was up close. I still like it myself, but I realize it&#039;s pushing the edges. Later in the trip I have some lemur shots using f/1.4 at a bigger distance and those results are less controversial, more universally appealing. Lesson learned.<br />
<br />
This photo demonstrates well the effect I&#039;m after that I personally love, yet some may hate. It is both sharp and dreamy, creating depth. Highlights are soft and misty, not hard.<br />
<br />
This ultra thin depth of field is one of the primary reason photographers buy cameras with large full frame sensors and very fast lenses. Typically for portrait photography, not for wildlife, but ah well. Africa,Andasibe,Geotagged,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86705/indri_experience_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html" title="Indri experience, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/86705_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1656547210&Signature=Vu%2Fan8DEVaQqpfJYzHrpbmwBqwI%3D" width="200" height="142" alt="Indri experience, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar A few more shots to document our Indri experience in Mitsinjo, Madagascar. This particular shot is my favorite of the set.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86704/indri_experience_2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html Africa,Andasibe,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,World" /></a></figure><br />
...the Indris fled the scene and the group of tourists dispersed. We decided to follow them deeper into the forest, where they ultimately settled down for a siesta. As luck would have it, we were treated to a private concert. In Andasibe, you can hear Indris wherever you are, as their call echoes across the valley for miles. Here&#039;s how their deafening call sounds from 10m:<br />
<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86845/indri_concert_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html" title="Indri concert, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/86845_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1656547210&Signature=zF6UdGbDNNvHbKO9K1CAdMfa4Tk%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Indri concert, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar After an eye-to-eye session with the Indri...<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86635/indri_-_feeding_2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86675/indri_-_eye_to_eye_2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86679/indri_-feet_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86705/indri_experience_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
...the Indris fled the scene and the group of tourists dispersed. We decided to follow them deeper into the forest, where they ultimately settled down for a siesta. As luck would have it, we were treated to a private concert. In Andasibe, you can hear Indris wherever you are, as their call echoes across the valley for miles. Here&#039;s how their deafening call sounds from 10m:<br />
<br />
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPjoDWXNVy4<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86844/indri_concert_-2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html Africa,Andasibe,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,World" /></a></figure> Africa,Andasibe,Geotagged,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,Winter,World Click/tap to enlarge

Indri concert -2, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar

After an eye-to-eye session with the Indri...

Indri - feeding 2, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar Documenting the Mitsinjo reserve Indri experience, a rare opportunity to meet an Indri eye-to-eye. <br />
<br />
As it wasn't the first time to see an Indri for us, I took some more photography risk. I rarely use (or even bring) my portrait lens, but this time I took a gamble to use this 85mm f/1.4 lens on wildlife. At f/1.4, it barely gets an eye ball sharp. It renders everything else in the scene smooth as butter, which generally works well on people and pets.<br />
<br />
Some may find it too soft and hate it, in that case my defense is what everybody else owning this lens says: it's art, I don't expect you to understand.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86634/indri_-_feeding_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86636/indri_-_feeding_3_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html Africa,Andasibe,Geotagged,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,Winter,World

Indri - eye to eye 2, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar A second series of super soft (f/1.4) images of a close encounter with Indris in the Mitsinjo reserve.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86674/indri_-_eye_to_eye_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86676/indri_-_eye_to_eye_3_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86677/indri_-_eye_to_eye_4_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86678/indri_-_eye_to_eye_5_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html Africa,Andasibe,Geotagged,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,Winter,World

Indri -feet, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar As explained in my other post, this was the first time for me to use f/1.4 lens on wildlife and I was just learning as I got along, with mixed success and failures. I personally like the soft look in general:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86675/indri_-_eye_to_eye_2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
...yet in the above example some might consider it too soft. This is due to the animal being relatively large and I was up close. I still like it myself, but I realize it's pushing the edges. Later in the trip I have some lemur shots using f/1.4 at a bigger distance and those results are less controversial, more universally appealing. Lesson learned.<br />
<br />
This photo demonstrates well the effect I'm after that I personally love, yet some may hate. It is both sharp and dreamy, creating depth. Highlights are soft and misty, not hard.<br />
<br />
This ultra thin depth of field is one of the primary reason photographers buy cameras with large full frame sensors and very fast lenses. Typically for portrait photography, not for wildlife, but ah well. Africa,Andasibe,Geotagged,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,Winter,World

Indri experience, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar A few more shots to document our Indri experience in Mitsinjo, Madagascar. This particular shot is my favorite of the set.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86704/indri_experience_2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html Africa,Andasibe,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,World

...the Indris fled the scene and the group of tourists dispersed. We decided to follow them deeper into the forest, where they ultimately settled down for a siesta. As luck would have it, we were treated to a private concert. In Andasibe, you can hear Indris wherever you are, as their call echoes across the valley for miles. Here's how their deafening call sounds from 10m:


Indri concert, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar After an eye-to-eye session with the Indri...<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86635/indri_-_feeding_2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86675/indri_-_eye_to_eye_2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86679/indri_-feet_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86705/indri_experience_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html<br />
...the Indris fled the scene and the group of tourists dispersed. We decided to follow them deeper into the forest, where they ultimately settled down for a siesta. As luck would have it, we were treated to a private concert. In Andasibe, you can hear Indris wherever you are, as their call echoes across the valley for miles. Here's how their deafening call sounds from 10m:<br />
<br />
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPjoDWXNVy4<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86844/indri_concert_-2_mitsinjo_reserve_andasibe_madagascar.html Africa,Andasibe,Indri,Indri indri,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Mitsinjo reserve,World

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  1. That's awesome, but so loud! Posted 2 years ago

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The indri, also called the babakoto, is one of the largest living lemurs. It is a diurnal tree-dweller related to the sifakas and, like all lemuroids, it is native to Madagascar.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Nov 23, 2019. Captured Jul 20, 2019 11:26 in Moramanga, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/1.4
  • 1/800s
  • ISO64
  • 85mm