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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Theme(s): Brown Fur Seal colony at Cape Cross [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-10 13:33
Viewed: 5927
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for your critiques yesterday.
Today I post a Brown Fur Seal. It's photographed at Cape Cross. At Cape cross there's a Brown Fur Seal colony.
I took quite some photos mostly with my 400mm, some with my other cameras as well, I guess and a quick video to capture the sound(not a seasoned filmer with bad equipment and hardly time...so,a lot of excuses)
As I have a lot(I hope)of images, we'll start with the Pinnipeds...

From wikipedia...
Pinnipeds (from Latin pinna, wing or fin, and ped-, foot) or fin-footed mammals are a widely distributed and diverse group of semi-aquatic marine mammals comprising the families Odobenidae (walruses), Otariidae (eared seals, including sea lions and fur seals), and Phocidae (earless seals). Formerly classified as a separate biological suborder, Pinnipedia is now sometimes considered a superfamily within Caniformia, a suborder in the Carnivora order.

Monopod and IS.

GPS: 9-12-2008 12:10:59 altitude 10m S21 46.300 E13 57.158

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Super Annick! As usual should I add !?
The quality , the details, the compo, the posture, the frame ...
Bravo once more

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-10 13:57]
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Hallo Annick,
Jammer dat je bij deze foto niet kunt ruiken. Toen wij daar waren was de lucht niet te harden. Bovendien vond ik het moeilijk uit de kluwen dieren een goede foto te halen. Maar weer een schitterende foto van jou in perfecte scherpte. Buitengewoon goede compositie en achtergrond. Fantastisch mooie natuurlijke kleuren.

Hi Annick,
this shot is lovely - so close, so many details - do they realy have ears - can we see this ear here?
Ok - clear - they can hear - but I have never seen a ear at this animal ... sorry - don't laugh ...
Thanks, a wonderful post
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Annnick,
fantastic capture, superb sharpness and depth of feild, excellent details, beautiful natural colors, nice light and great pose.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-01-10 19:00]

Hello Annick

Greetings from Chile.

I was at Cape Cross in October and stayed at the lodge there. This is an excellent shot - great pose and very good detail.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-10 19:49]

Hello My Friend,
Excellent close up of this fellow that looks like he could use a dental hygenest. I like the whiskers on this fellow as well. Great work Annick, thank you.

Hi Annick
WOW, Excellent close up,superb sharpness and details, beautiful natural colors. Very well done!!

Hi Annick,
Nice portrait of this Brown Fur Seal, excellent shot! lovely pic!
Best regards.
TFS. Ferran.

A highly detailed, finely rendered profile-portrait of a lovely pinniped specimen under good illumination Annick, not a frequent visitor to TN my friend, thanks for this rare glimpse...

hallo Annick
mooie opname goed scherp en erg mooi van kleur
ziet er goed uit !!!
groetjes lou

Hello Annick.

Excellent portrait, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-11 10:00]

Hi Annick. Amazing detail in the fur of the seal. The rich colours are first class. One of the best close ups i have seen. very well done tFS.

Hello Annick

A beautiful portrait of this seal.
The focus is tack sharp with wonderful rich detail.
Lovely well saturated colours.
Great job.


Hello Annick,
At last,a creature from you that we also see here in NZ.
We have Fur Seals at several colonies near here.
Your capture is well exposed with good colour and detail as always.
Nice work.

Ciao Annick, beautiful portrait of cute creature with lovely expression, fantastic details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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