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Hydrurga leptonyx on ice

Hydrurga leptonyx on ice
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 24-105 mm F4L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Antarctica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-13 2:38
Viewed: 7284
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Leopard Seal, foca leopardo, is a seal belonging to the family Phocidae. It is the only species in its genus. Leopard Seals are the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after Southern Elephant Seals), and are near the top of the Antarctic food chain. They are most common in the southern hemisphere along the coast of Antarctica and on most sub-Antarctic islands, but can also be found on the coasts of southern Australia, Tasmania, South Africa, New Zealand, Lord Howe Island, Tierra del Fuego, the Cook Islands, and the Atlantic coast of South America. They can live twenty-six years, possibly more. Orcas are the only natural predators of Leopard Seals.

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This photo is taken in Pleneau Island, Located west of Booth Island at the
southern end of the Lemaire Channel., in Antarctica. Original format.

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Hi Ferran, I love the curve of the ice on the right and the almost starkness of the shot.Well done.

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-04-18 18:01]

Hola Ferrán:
qué sorpresa me llevé cuando abrí la foto! entré porque me llamaron la atención los colores... y ahora que veo hay una foca nadando!!! que espectáculo!
Lograste un buen trabajo con la luz y la forma del témpano. Intenté sacar fotos de cornisas todo el invierno pasado y siempre tenía problemas con la luz para que se lograra ver bien el detalle de la curva; pero veo que superaste estas dificultades y se ve perfecto.
El POV es muy original y la composición es divina. Los colores están geniales y los detalles sobre el hielo son realmente buenos.
te felicito!
gracias por compartir esta foto
que tengas buen dia

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-10 2:22]

Hi Ferran,
Your photo is very well composed and exposed, and looks very elegant. TFS

Hello Ferran,
Stunning photograph of Hydrurga leptonyx in icy blue water & icebergs of Antartica. TFS.

wow, striking pic that I miseed, greetings Ori

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