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Copyright: Lesley Mattuchio (Lesley) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF100-400 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-11-18 18:18
Viewed: 3803
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another shot of my beloved Harbor Seals I took this morning. I added a 1.4x teleconverter to my 100-400mm lens for this shot.

The Harbor Seal is a non-migratory seal unlike so many others and weighs an average of 250 pounds...sorry, don't know the metric weight silly American woman that I am! They are usually about 5 1/2 feet long which is taller than me! They are able to dive 1500 feet and can stay underwater for 20 minutes.

The tide was coming in and starting to wash over the rocks where they were basking and it seems that the center seal wasn't too found of getting it's face wet!

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To ornis: TripodLesley 1 11-19 09:41
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Lesley, This is a great "Group" photo filled with interest & good details. Your center Harbor Seal with wave awash & droplets flying centers the viewers attention well I think. Just love the way these guys/gals make layin' around on rocks look so comfortable! ;-) Great post!

Although this one is the centre of attention, I think the others do not consider his effort a mean feat. :) Excellent action shot Lesley, with a fitting title. Moments like these makes me dream of living at the coast.

Well caught moment in time, with good detail and framing.

Well done.

Great shot Lesley, well captured good details.

Great Lesley.
Very good details and nice colours.
Excellent work

Lucky you to have those seals in your neighbourhood. You've captured them as they are, always playing between water and rocks or sand. I like the grey tone and the blurred horizon. Very sharp at such a distance (you must have a very good tripod :-) It's a beautiful defence plea for these sympathic animals, even if fishermen say they eat too much fish! Very joyful shot, Lesley.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-19 16:15]

The others all seem to be saying "ignore Mabel she's ahowing off again" Great shot with a good element of fun. Thanks for posting.

It is a contrast the healthy and happy they seem, with the civilizated background. Very interesting shot. The details of the seals is good although they are far.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-20 12:01]

very nice shot Lesley. I like the scenario. Well captured.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-20 14:41]

This is an absolote stunning action shot. I love how the little wave is splashing agaist him. Very well captured.

Thanks for posting

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