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Taken 21-Jun-18
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Dimensions1446 x 1807
Original file size2.16 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken21-Jun-18 14:02
Date modified22-Jun-18 11:00
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D500
Focal length38 mm
Focal length (35mm)57 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/80 at f/6.3
FlashFired, compulsory mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
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To a lemur, the term "finger licking good" does not imply that an excellent meal, fed upon sans utensils, has just been consumed. Because lemurs are furry (in case you hadn’t noticed!) and don’t sweat and rarely pant (both valuable adaptions for cooling down displayed by many critters), they can often be seen on hot days licking their hands and toes. The evaporative cooling of moisture thusly applied to bare skin aids the body in getting rid of excess heat. Although perhaps not as satisfying as a greasy piece of fried chicken, chillin on a hot day, as two year old Griselda in NHE 4 demonstrated here earlier today (88 by noon!), is a very valuable strategy for a furry primate on a hot day.