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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-07
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): #2 Aquatic Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-22 3:56
Viewed: 6059
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Streamlined bodies with thick layers of fat, flippers for limbs, flattened hands and feet with webbed digits, hairy coats for protection from sand and rocks—seals, sea lions, and walrus are adapted for life in and out of the water. All are members of the suborder Pinnipedia of aquatic, fin-footed mammals. The pinnipeds evolved from land-dwelling mammals…

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Interesting composition Benyamin,with the ripples on the water comlimenting the shine on the sealion.
Good note too.

Hi Benyamin
Lovely sealion.But the picture is not sharp.

Very nice composition and I like the frame. The seal looks interesting on the buckground. Unfortunately it is not sharp and the contrast between the head and buckgrund could be better :-)
Best wishes

Ciao Ben,
in Italy CIAO = HI, but this seems to me a collage.
different light, remarcheble line on body???


Selam Ben,
Very nice composition and pretty shot of this cute animal. Congratulations and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-22 22:43]

Hello Benyamin

A very nice portrait of this sea lion.I like the POV and DOF.The colours are very nice.Nicely framed and presented.TFS


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-23 8:47]

Hi Ben,
this looks wonderfful, Very well composed and presented. POV, colors and lighting is very nice.

Merhaba Ben,
Very nice anımal picture.Colours, reflection, POV And dof are excellent.Well compo.Regards.


Hi Benyamin,
Nice presentation of this sealion. Great pov and dof. Consider sharp and clearly seen picture, just like to see a bit more contrast.

Hi Ben,
This is a beautiful portait of this Sea Lion. I especially like this composition and those brilliant tones of colors. Details on the animal are very good with a nice, colorful and brilliant BG. Well done! TFS,

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-10-24 13:31]

This a beautiful monochromatic image, Ben. I like the way he almost belends into the bg. It's almost like an abstract where the details of the sea lion are only revealed in the patterns of light. I only wish the focus on his whiskers were a bit crisper.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-10-25 1:54]

Hi Ben!
An artistic capture of this fishy mammal friend. Well framed and well placed in the frame too.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-10-25 14:52]

this is really a great shot, ben! :-)
amazing how the pattern of reflections on the fur matches
the one on the water, very cool, excellent composition,
just in need of a little more sharpness on the face.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-10-26 1:39]

hi benyamin
i like reflections on the water and shining of sealion's skin. exposure, point of view, using of light, colours and plain frame are great. thanks for sharing

Hi Benyamin,
I like it lovely shot.
Composition, colors and light are good.
But the picture is not sharp.


Hello Benyamin,
I like the whole composition. Sea lion looks very well with the waves as Bg. I like as well the inusual illumination. But maybe a little bit soft in focus.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-11-01 16:25]

Very well captured. I love how the backround water has a similar wavey effect on the sealion. Very cool Composition is good too.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-12-18 16:01]

Hi Ben. Superb capture of this seal with a fur coat like no other!. Excellent clarity. Murray.

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