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Common Seal

Common Seal
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-15 23:00
Viewed: 2818
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common seal resting in a nice little harbour of the norther scottish coast.
I could approach it quite well.

The harbor (or harbour) seal (Phoca vitulina), also known as the common seal, is a true seal found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern Hemisphere. They are found in coastal waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as those of the Baltic and North Seas, making them the most widely distributed of the pinnipeds (walruses, eared seals, and true seals).

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  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-11-15 23:14]

Hi Pierre,
Very nice photo of this harbor seal, excellent sharpnes, fine colors, TFS!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-16 2:41]

Salut Pierre,une photo tres tres jolie,elle s'amuse beaucoup,il semblait le faire pour toi et ta photo..ehehe...magnifique souvenir depuis les highlands ecossaises,mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Ciao Pierre. Great capture for the Seal in pose! Beautiful colours and efficent light.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-16 6:31]

Hello Pierre,
A photo taken from a very nice frontal POV with a good DOF. Beautiful natural colours.

LOL he looks as if he is grinning for the camera! GREAT SHOT

Hello Pierre,
lovely capture of this seal with well chosen frontal POV and well chosen vertical format. I especially like the nice pose and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

Hi Pierre,
Nice photo with great details. I like the pose, difference in foreground and back ground colours withe your subject in total contradicting colour. Great.

Hi Pierre,
ha... ha... ha... :) a very eloquent shot!
Well done!

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