Spirit of the Night

© Nadine A. Lewis

Spirit of the Night

Uploaded: March 02, 2008


This photo of a Ring-Tailed Lemur was taken 2/23/08 at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC. The term "lemur" is derived from the Latin word lemures, meaning "spirits of the night" or "ghosts.” This likely refers to their large, reflective eyes and the wailing cries of some species. Lemurs are found naturally only on the island of Madagascar and some smaller surrounding islands. The lemurs were safe from competition and differentiated into a number of species. All lemur species have a tapetum, the reflective layer over the retina that causes their eyes to shine at night. Most lemurs are listed as endangered due to habitat destruction (deforestation) and hunting. One of the foremost lemur research facilities is the Duke Lemur Center. For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemur (A) <><

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 02, 2008

Strike a Pose!!
Awesome Portrait Nadine
Great Detail and capture of Attitude!!!
M #867616

Anita Hogue March 02, 2008

Good morning neighbor. This a fantastic portrait! #5580926

Anne M. Young level-addict March 02, 2008

super shot and thanks for the interesting info....... #5580969

Ray Thoms March 02, 2008

Great shot Nadine....colourful character.


Tarun Bose March 02, 2008

Excellent capture with great details. Well done Nadine my friend. #5580995

Hendrik Storme March 02, 2008

Wonderful pose and expression! Great shot Nadine! #5581199

Ken Smith level-classic March 02, 2008

I like the pose...very GQish! Excellent work, Nadine! I think we'll see this one again! #5581286

Bill Knaps March 02, 2008

Great shot Nadine. Bill #5581294

Jenny D March 02, 2008

Awesome portrait with wonderful details!! #5581680

Nadya Johnson March 02, 2008

Wow! Outstanding, Nadine! #5581864

Roxanne M. Bubar March 02, 2008

cool #5582305

Carol Sawyer March 02, 2008

Very cute portrait and great pose, Nadine! #5582819

anonymous March 02, 2008

Hi Nadine, I agree with Ken..."very GQish" and that expression is priceless! B- #5583610

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 02, 2008

Nadine- Hello there my friend. Such interesting and informative information on this wonderful creature. I always love reading and learning new things like this.
The picture is so well done. Love everything about it. Lighting and clarity are outstanding. colors are brilliant. Details sesational.
Excellent work my dear friend. Have a most wonderful day, take care, be blessed #5583756

Pamela Shane March 02, 2008

Oh, what a shot Nadine!! Fabulous detail, capture of expression, DoF,
& those eyes. #5584094

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 02, 2008

fantastic portrait Nadine! #5584346

Tiia Vissak March 03, 2008

very cute! #5584861

Sharon King March 03, 2008

Terrific capture Nadine! #5585435

Elida Gutierrez March 03, 2008

Wonderful capture, pose and info!!!! #5586528

Judy A. Lawhon March 03, 2008

This is surely a winner, Nadie!! Wonderful clarity and detail...looks like he was posing for you. I heard from the Dr today...no cancer and no sarcoidosis...PTL!! Now he is trying to determine what type of bacteria is residing in my lungs. May take 6 wks before I know. In the meantime 21 days of strong antibiotics. Thanks for your prayers. #5587719

Patricia Ronan March 03, 2008

Great pose and love those eyes, lovely image Nadine:) #5587822

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 03, 2008

Nadine, this is sooooooooooo cute!
Awsome capture girl!!! #5588423

Colleen Farrell March 03, 2008

Fabulous capture, Nadine! Amazing clarity, detail and comp. Fascinating description too--thanks! #5589229

Donna K. Kilcher March 04, 2008

GREAT capture #5590307

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 04, 2008

Fantastic portrait of this beautiful animal, Nadine!!!!!!! ♫ k #5591272

Cassie L. Woodlee March 05, 2008

Fantastic capture with wonderful lighting Nadine!!!!! #5598753

Jessica Jenney March 06, 2008

I hope this wins something, Nadine! So stunning in detail and lighting! The eyes are so alive! #5603210

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic March 08, 2008

Mel, Anita, Anne, Ray, Tarun, Hendrik, Ken, Bill, Jen, Nadya, Roxanne, Carol, Barbara, Frank, Pamela, Stefania, Tiia, Sharon, Elida, Judy, Patricia, Peaches, Colleen, Donna, Kitty, Cassie, & Jessica, thank you for your comments and support!!!! <>< #5613627

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 16, 2008

What an amazing pose!
Love the color and details, too!
~lisa #5651775

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 21, 2008


Mike Clime April 21, 2008

Congrats on this great photo, Nadine! #5818021

Elida Gutierrez April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #5818150

Jennifer L. Alder April 21, 2008

Nadine, big congrats on this terrific finalist. :) #5818757

Margaret R. Barry level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nadine! #5819412

Barbara Waldoch level-classic April 21, 2008

WTG, Nadine! #5819539

Ken Smith level-classic April 21, 2008

Love the expression..he's just kicking back! Congrats, Nadine! #5819593

anonymous April 21, 2008

WTG Nadine!!! Another fantastic finalist! B- #5819754

Sam Britt April 21, 2008

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Nadine! #5819794

Chris Ebben April 21, 2008

Great image, story & finalist, good luck=^..^= #5820498

Colleen Farrell April 21, 2008

Outstanding! Congratulations again, Nadine! #5820584

Jessica Jenney April 21, 2008

Congratulations, Nadine on this stunning finalist! #5820831

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 21, 2008

Big Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #5821211

Cindy Bendush level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Nadine!!! #5821382

Nadya Johnson April 22, 2008

Outstanding! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nadine! #5822379

Pat Gamwell April 22, 2008

Incredible shot, Nadine! Big congrats! #5823458

Anita Hogue April 22, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful capture and all your other finalist, Nadine! #5823656

Martie Last April 22, 2008

Cool "pose!" Very interesting, especially with the accompanying commentary. #5823658

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic April 22, 2008

Thank you so much Lisa, Stefania, Mike, Elida, Jennifer, Margaret, Barbara, Ken, Barbara, Sam, Chris, Colleen, Jessica, Peaches, Cindy, Nadya, Pat, Anita, & Martie, thank you for taking the time to congratulate me. I really appreciate it! <>< #5824139

Cyn Valentine level-classic April 22, 2008

Congratulations Nadine!!! #5824154

ALLEN O. HOWARD April 22, 2008

Congratulations Nadine! #5825211

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic April 22, 2008

Congratulations Nadine on this excellent finalist. Very nice! #5825535

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 22, 2008

This guy is adorable and I love the thoughtful pose you caught, Nadine. Great detail. Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round. #5825790

Amy JACKSON level-classic April 22, 2008

Excellent capture, Nadine! I love these guys! Congratulations on your finalist!! :) #5825801

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe April 22, 2008

And again!!!! YAY!!!! Way to go Nadine!! Another huge congratulations on this awesome finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5826367

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 23, 2008

Congrats Nadine on your Excellent Finalist! Jeff #5829302

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic April 23, 2008

Thank you, Cyn, Allen, Reynaldo, Nikki, Amy, Teresa, & Jeff for such wonderful encouragement! <>< #5829728

Tiia Vissak April 23, 2008

Congratulations! #5830378

MELODIE C. ROBERTS April 23, 2008

Do I see Correctly FOUR??

Eugenio Diaz April 23, 2008

WELL DONE!!!! #5832421

Emile Abbott level-deluxe April 25, 2008

Huge congratulations, Nadine #5841597

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic April 25, 2008

Thank you so much Tiia, Mel, Eugenio, & Emile for your support! <>< #5842033

Cheryl E. Molennor May 04, 2008

Please accept my late congratulations. Mycomputer has been down. #5882056

Peggy J. Maguire May 29, 2008

Wonderful clarity Nadine !!!!!!!!!! #5995106

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