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Think Big
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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, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-31 17:48
Viewed: 3006
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I suppose all babies are cute but these seem especially so when compared with the adult version.

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

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nice composition with the baby and the adult. i'd brighten the image a bit.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-31 20:46]
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Hello Evelynn,
Another fantastic image from this excellent series, thanks for sharing. When we get old we aren't as cute anymore either.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-31 21:51]

Hello Evelynn

They are cute when they are little but wow look what they turn into.Excellent focus and sharp details.The lighting and colours are super.I like the glistening skin.TFS


Bonsoir Évelynn
Très jolie cette prise de vue avec cet éléphant de mer avec son petit,les couleurs et les détails sont parfaits et très jolie la vague en arrièrs plan.
Merci et au revoir....JP

hi evelynn,
nice capture to compare the little one with the grownup, well composedd shot, nice pov,
tfs & regards

Hello Evelynn
Excellent shot of these Elephant seals,
Great presentation and POV,


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-01 5:03]

Hi Evelynn,
You certainly make a good point here. Reminded me of myself and my four-year old son, side by side :). Excellent composition by the way. I'm glad you included the seaweed(?) in the foreground.
Best wishes,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-01 11:20]

Hi Evelynn,
how did you get it to smile for you?
Very nice shot with excellent sharp detail. Lovely composition, its really nice to compare the adult and the little one.

Wonderfull shot Evelynn, great atmosphere and composition.TFS

Nice shot Evelyn. Shot is full of emotions. Well done. tfs. Stev

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-02 10:15]

Awww.... That is an adorable shot, Evelynn.
The expression on the baby is priceless. Really cute.
Your exposure and focus on these two are perfect,
yielding fantastic details.
A great scene.
TFS. : )

Hi Evelynn,
The comparison of the young and old is great. To continue the conversion you and Rick had, I think I am somewhere in the middle. No wrinkles yet. :) Anyway, the brightness looks fine to me. Shades and highlights are in perfect condition. Again details and exposure are superb. I would just have liked to see the entire male seal.

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