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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-30 22:46
Viewed: 2975
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These young male elephant seals were practicing for the day when they may be large enough to challenge an alpha male for a harem.

The elephant seals can be seen a few miles north of San Simeon on the central California coast. ManYee visited the same site a month or so later and has lots of information on both the site and the elephant seals with her post. ManYee's post

Adanac, saeedabbasi, lgfoto, Juyona, vanderschelden, SkyF, vizion has marked this note useful
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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-30 23:27]

Hello Evelynn,
Back in your teacher days this would happened in the school grounds and you would have heard Fight, Fight, Fight.
Great capture Evelynn, lots of action, great details and colors all wrapped up in a fantastic composition.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-30 23:47]

Hello Evelynn

A wonderful action shot with sharp detail.The colours and lighting are excellent.Lovely composition.It must have been an adrenaline rush to see that.TFS


Hello Evelynn,
The action in this shot is great whether its play or practice its is a awe inspiring scene. well done.


That is a funny shot, Evelynn.
I loved all the action there... all the barking and fussing and tromping around.
Great composition and wonderful view of the big open mouth!
Your exposure is so good...
Did you use a polarizer?
TFS. : )

Hi Evelynn ,
well captured at nice moment.
great colours and light.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-31 4:45]

Hi Evelynn,
Splendid shot. Incredible 'yawns'. Lovely colours and sharpness. Great POV and perfect lighting. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.

Great pose captured and very witty title Evelynn,TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-31 5:13]

Hola Evelinn,
preciosa captura, y bello momento,
excelente presentación,
la iluminación es perfecta.

Hi Evelynn,
Locely action and pose.
Great scenery and lovely composition.
I like the way their skin is lit by the sunt.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-31 11:10]

Hi Evelynn,
great shot nice how they interact and you captured the action so well. Great colors and the contrast is very nice. Framing anc composition are wonderful.

Hi evelynn,
Good wildlife shot...
Good this fellows do not have a chatbox ...

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-03-31 18:56]

Excellente capture.


Nice shot and a very funny title... :)

-You caught the action well here.


Hi Evelynn,
A wonderful photo of these two young males praticing for later. Its a pity that we cannot hear the sound these two guys made. I am sure it was very impressive to hear. Excellent work on the composition and the sharpness. It is wonderful to see all the little scars and the big eye of this one seal.

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