South American Sealion - for Annick
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2009-01-16 8:20]
Great you were able to post this fellow, James. Steve already posted a New Zealand relative. Great portrait of this Sealion (with sea in the background). It's actually bigger than the Brown Fur Seal. The color is different...more yellowish. Ears are definitely smaller. These are the fellows they use in a circus and not the Brown Fur Seals. No problem to imagine some kind of balloon on top of its snout:-). Better leave it in its natural habitat though. They are closely related to the Brown Fur Seals indeed
and you see this very well, for instance through the ears which distinguishes them from the True Seals.
TFS and dedication...
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-01-16 8:30]
Good dedication to Annick.
Suburp portrait picture with blurred sea as bg.
Exellent dof and beautiful colours.
- Arjun (7593)
- [2009-01-16 9:19]
Beautiful portrait of this sea lion, and a lovely dedication too
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-01-16 10:25]
Excellent capture.Details,sharpness,POV and pose of seallion is wonderful.
Thanks for posting.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-01-16 10:40]
Great portrait of this South American Sea Lion. You can clearly see the differences with the Brown Fur Seal of Annick.
Fantastic pose and sharpness in beautiful contrasting colours against the BG. Excellent DOF and composition.
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-01-16 10:46]
This is lovely shot. Capture, colours, are perfect. Nice image.
Best regards Siggi
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-01-16 10:47]
A wonderful dedication to Annick. Thanks to you both I am learning about the different Sea Lions. A beautiful portrait - he seems to be posing for the camera. The face, eye and whiskers are magnificent. He does seem to have an attitude :-)
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-01-16 11:03]
Hi James. I have been without internet for 36 hrs it seem a long time. This is a animal which always has such a sad look on its face. You have taken a fine shot from the boat. good detail and natural loking colours. A nice dedication for Annick.. well done TFS.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-01-16 13:11]
Hi James, fantastic portrait with fine details and superb sharpness, perfect focus and wonderful blurry BG, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- Adanac (21378)
- [2009-01-16 14:37]
Wonderful image with outstanding quality a fine dedication to a quality member. Thank you James.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-01-16 14:53]
WOW ! what a superb portrait photography
of the South American Sealion, i think i have already
written you one time, at this moment that i am viewing
your photo it is the best photography of TN and James
(i started here in TN loving portrait photos of wild animals)
i am not a big fan and lover of portrait photos of wild animals
again James, WOW ! what a beautiful portrait photo
shot with a very fine POV and framing, superb focus
on the Sealion, superb wonderful luminosity, what a
lovely pose of the Sealion with his beautiful colours tones,
great sharpness and details, TFS alot of this Beauty image
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2009-01-16 15:15]
Excellent picture of this South American sea lion, good composed and sharpness with a fine details. Good job.
Best regards. Ferran
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-01-16 16:00]
Hi My Brother James,
An impressive capture of this pretty sealion with wonderful pose and splendid details from a nice POV.
TFS this beauty. Have a great weekend!
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2009-01-16 20:47]
An appropriate dedication to Annick,this is a lovely capture of a South American sea lion.
The focus is sharp with very good detail.
The POV is terrific.
Excellent DOF,the OOF BG makes a wonderful back drop.
- albert (2971)
- [2009-01-17 3:44]
Great portrait of this Sealion, seeing its head I guess that its body was massively impressive !
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2009-01-18 12:22]
Majestic animal. Beautiful pose. Crisp clear details.
Above all the counterlight associated with the dark background makes the shot magnificent.
I thought more space on the left and less on the right would be nicer (because she's looking bckward and because the back is on the pic). I started a workshop but found out that your original post is beter.
- joey (24909)
- [2009-01-22 3:47]
Perfect shot of this Seal, James!
The composition is superb.
p.s this is a perfect dedication to Annick!