- crs (3551)
- [2009-01-15 11:38]
Whata fine photo you have made! I am alois impressed by the excelent hsrapness of your photos. Moreover you are showing such astonishing, naturaly looking colors. The moment you have chosen to take the image was very good showing so well this impressive animal.
Thank you for sharing,
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-01-15 12:18]
weer een prachtige opname
goed scherp en op het juiste moment weer geschoten
een lust moet het zijn om daar tussen te lopen
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2009-01-15 12:30]
Excellent and dramatic capture of this Cape Fur Seal. Very good composed, perfect sharpness and very fine details.
Well done! Thank you for sharing,
- yquem46 (790)
- [2009-01-15 13:03]
Better stay away with the 400mm !
Quality as usual and dramatic/impressive posture
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-01-15 13:31]
Voor mij de mooiste in de serie tot nu toe. Heb niet veel tijd. Zeg alleen: schitterend!
I'm very much impressed with this fine portrait of a power emanating specimen. Its fur and whisker details are very good, those teeth frightening. Wouldn't like to be near one, I'm sure.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2009-01-15 14:52]
Did you try how sharp their tusks were???
An excellent close up of the seal face, so expressive.
A lot of fine details all over, and technically impeccable.
Great portrait and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
Another excellent capture Annick.
Definitely a 'canine' appearance here ... and of course, they can bark like dogs too sometimes.
I often wonder why they 'yawn' like this so often. Is it perhaps intimidatory behaviour ?
I have a few more close up shots of ours too,so I'll post some more of those soon.
- iris (3088)
- [2009-01-15 20:38]
Interesting notes and more than that... what a mouth..and set of canines ;)
Superb timing in capturing this excellent shot.The sharpness and details are quite Annick-like in quality.I like the overal tones of brown of the seal that blends in with the BG but yet keep the subject well in isolation and focus.
TFS & Cheers
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2009-01-15 21:37]
An excellent portrait from the master himself full of details and behavior. Those canines must be a 2 inches in length :-)
Is this Seal yelling or yawning, Annick? :)
Very impressive action capture with super details even inside the mouth.
Your Africa trip has apparently been very fruitful.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2009-01-15 22:46]
A great shot of this male fur seal. Great timing and good isolation.
- Janice (18832)
- [2009-01-15 23:37]
Yes, they look and act similar - sharp teeth, whiskers, open mouths and little ears!!
Good shot of this fellow - he does look quite ferocious and I wouldn't want to get too close to him
- horia (16656)
- [2009-01-16 1:16]
I see this seal saga is growing more and more :) Perhaps James Parker should join as well - having traveled so much and surely having many seal photos himself as well :)
This is another terrific portrait from you, my friend and one captured in the nick of time!
The pose of this brown fur seal is terrific here and indeed one can very well see those teeth...and i think it needs a dentist ;)
Really beautiful and dramatic shot, presented here with very high sharpness and gorgeous but natural colors.
Bravo and TFS
Very good close up with sharp details of this expressive face
PS: you should have included the smell of Cape Cross in your picture!!!
- smurali (3596)
- [2009-01-16 9:09]
Annick, I am speechless. This is such a wonderful picture. Bit of a glint in the eye would have helped. But the baring of the teeth is so powerful. Love this picture.
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2009-01-16 19:31]
The focus is sharp with wonderful detail.
Excellent exposure and well saturated colours.
The DOF is well done,the OOF BG makes a terrific back drop.
- GaryT (160)
- [2009-01-17 16:16]
I really like this one. Exactly how I feel some mornings. Gary
- Adanac (21378)
- [2009-01-18 13:12]
This fellow needs a toothbrush. Outstanding work my friend, with great details in the dark fur and in that gaping mouth.
I like his tiny ear very much, Thanks Annick.
- joey (24909)
- [2009-01-18 14:01]
a superb shot!
The pose is great.
Very sharp and crisp.
- Prises2vues (312)
- [2009-01-18 22:42]
Great detail and attitude, which are both helped by the really tight framing. You can almost hear his cry!
- pvs (14464)
- [2009-01-23 3:04]
Wederom een mooi portret,mooi afgezonderd,daar ik weet dat deze veelal in kolonies bij elkaar liggen,groetjes,
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2009-01-24 10:11]
Excellent image portrait. nice composition and colors.