New Zealand Fur Seal
A fine capture of a NZ Fur Seal taken from a fine POV on the driftwood. The sharpness and side lighting are excellent and the composition with the rock BG pleasing. I find the rock pattern interesting too and am not surpirised that your original intention was to photograph it.
TFS this fine and interesting image,
- techranger (3462)
- [2008-10-23 7:14]
Nicely captured image of the seal Steve. The driftwood in the foreground and the rock in the BG enhance the overall shot. Lighting was just right. Detail is great. TFS
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-10-23 9:53]
Hi Steve,lovely setting amongst the driftwood, i particluarly like the silvery sheen on the young ones fur from the bright light. Composition is also very good too. Wish i had these chaps lurking around my coastline, all i seem to find is bits of bloody plastic!
Nicely done mate.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-10-23 15:01]
Very nice capture of this cute New Zealand Fur Seal with good pose and composition, sharp details and good natural BG.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-10-23 18:02]
I'm surprised they can move quickly. This seal looks docile though, however...
Educational contribution...and well captured.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-10-23 19:00]
Love the volcanic the rocks..and of course the focal...but my mind always seem so go to the surroundings whir we all have to deal with...Neat rocks adn Neat water mammal!
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-10-23 22:19]
A lovely pose wih excellent detail and exposure. It is hard to imagine that these were once vitually wiped out - in some places along the coast it seems every possibel location is occupied.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-10-24 10:26]
Hi again Steve,
A lovely and perfect capture of this cute fellow in a nice posture. Details and composition also great.
TFS and Cheers,
- joey (24909)
- [2008-10-24 14:28]
Superb capture of this Fur Seal.
It must have been amazing to just come across them like that.
Very good sharpness.
Well done mate,
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-10-25 7:27]
Don't worry Steve, we won't get bored with seals shots, it is such a superb animal. It is great that they are now protected in New Zealand, because here they are not and the hunting season have sometimes made the news because of people against it and because of the people living by it. It is horrible. Yet, to come back here, this is a very nice picture. I like the square frame around the seal and the rock, the small seal at the corner, almost hidden too by the rock. The colours are natural, the fur of the seal is a little dirty, just like life is. I really like it. Thank you and looking for more!
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-10-25 7:42]
What a beautiful close capture of this Seal taking shelter by the fine rock. I love the light and colours and the fine profile of the Seal. A very fine composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-10-28 16:27]
I see newly this great shot of beautiful NZ Fur Seal. A great capture for this lovely sea mammals. Great focus and composition, timing and POV also great. thanks for sharing, well done