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Grey Seal

Grey Seal
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-22 5:09
Viewed: 3832
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi again,

Here is another photo from Hel Peninsula, but this time a local residing at the Fokarium there: a lovely Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) female.
If you're wondering what is that "the Fokarium" - it's actually a great place founded initially by one man and with the purpose to help and study the marine wildlife from the Baltic Sea. Nowadays, the establishment partially belongs to the University of Gdanks so that their students can come here (usually for their summer practice) and learn more about such beautiful creatures as the main subject here :)

Here are some link about the place and their projects:

Happy Holidays and thanks for visiting :)

More new photos on my website:

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 DG EX HSM
Filters: No
Focal Length: 150mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: handheld
TOD: about 11 AM
Weather conditions: cloudy

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Hi Horia,
What a great portrait of this seal! good composition and sharpness. TFS
Samiran Nandy

Awesome photograph of this seal! Great clarity and sharpness!


Cześć Bogdan,
nawet nie wiedziałem, że mamy coś takiego jak "fokarium". Gdzie to jest dokładnie? W Helu, Władysławowie czy może po prostu w trójmieście? Twoje zdjęcie wygląda jak portret. Zapraszam Cię, żebyś oglądną jedno zwierzę z krakowskiego ogrodu zoologicznego, ale trochę z innego profilu,

Buna Horia,
Frumos portret [entru cei 150 mm surprins cu detalii excelente si culori naturale. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-23 1:49]

Hi Horia.
Brilliant portrait of this charming animal. I like the great work of lens at maximal aperture. Details, skin tones and texture reproduction are simply great as well as composition of the picture. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, dear friend.

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2011-02-03 14:43]

Hi Horia !
Excellent portrait of the grey seal, before a few with years I came across such a seal on the beach in Niechorze.
I am greeting Slawek

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