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take it easy
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-10
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-27 4:06
Viewed: 4407
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Can you imagine....this Walrus can have difficulties to get rid of body heath with temperatures around freezing level. If the sun is bright enough he just rests at ice floes and takes it real easy. This one did in the northern edge of the Svalbard (or spitsbergen) archipel at 79 North.
It was scanned from a slide. Fuji blue is prominantly present. I tried to reduce it, but further decrease gave unnatural colours.
Anyway, I hope you like it.

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Hi Jacob.
Amazing detail, pin sharp. The slide has scanned well, even though as you said there is a bit of blue, it fits perfectly, makes for excellent detail in the ice. I would have loved to have seen the point of the ice float in though.
Great detail in the walrus, right down to the wrinkles.
Wonderful image

New Zealand

Hi Jacob,
Excelent POV, colors and details.
Being that we are now in a horribly hot summer, the timing for this picture is PERFECT !

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-27 4:51]

Hi Jacob

The light in high latitudes is so blue anyway ....

A lovely shot - great composition with great forms - the walrus makes a great counterpoint to the ice.


Hi Jacob
This is really good shot with excellent details and composition.

Hi Jacob!
Scanned or not, this is a very unique photo! And its quality is very good.
Moreover you were very lucky. I did not see any Walrus during my visit on Spitsbergen :(
So it is more than nice to see it on your image.
TFS and have a nice day!
Greetings from place where no Walrus lives ;>

Hi Jacob
incredible animal
nice compo, maybe you should lighten up a bit the head to see the eyes, but lovely anyway

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-27 12:42]

Hello Jacob,
Never mind the Fuji blue: this is a fine shot of a Walrus with great lighting, sharpness and composition on the iceberg. Well worth scanning!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-07-01 10:44]

Hello Jacob

This is a wonderful photograph and the fuji blue adds the crisp, clean and cold climate. The light must have been very strong. The Walrus has great detail against the contrasting ice. Well exposed and nice and sharp. Fresh.

Impressive beast. The color settings are perfect. The blue tone of the ice is wonderful. Good work.

hi jacob.
i like the smoothness and the curves in your picture here.really nice composition and a perfect DOF!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-22 1:12]

Hello Rob,
This looks like a nice cool bed for this beast! A really super shot from a nice POV and very sharp. The colours are fabulous, and the ice looks really "real"! Brilliant composition too!
Many thanks and all the best, Ulla

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-08-24 13:42]

Ha Jacob,

Een schitterende foto van deze relaxende loebas,ik vind de blauwe kleur wel mooi in de compo,het reseltaat is zeer fraai,zeker omdat het een scan is,groetjes

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-25 23:25]

Hello Jacob

A wonderful shot of this walrus.The composition is well done.I like his ice surf board.Excellent clarity and colours.Well focused with sharp details.TFS


Just amazing!

Straight to my favourites...


Hello Jacob,
nice shot with excellent pov. you managed to get excellent details and colours especially the body of the wairus.
great job!
Thanks for sharing


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