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So Happy Together


So Happy Together
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-01-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot G2
Exposure: f/4, 1/501 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-01-10 9:40
Viewed: 3476
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken near San Simeon California. We stopped at this nearby wide spot in the road overlooking the beach on our return trip since we knew that we would see over a hundred elephant seals. This time we were blessed to see new born babies. This one just looks especially happy laying near its mother's head.

A little bit about these creatures: There is a marked sexual dimorphism in this species. Males can be as large as 450 cm and weigh 1,800-2,700 kg. Females can be 360 cm long and weigh 900 kg. At birth, male pups are 153 cm long and weigh 36 kg and female pups are 147 cm long and weigh 31.5 kg. Males have a pronounced proboscis and rugose, corrugated neck shields. The coat color is the same for males and females: dark grey to brown. Pups are born with black lanugo and become silvery after moult.

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Hi Julie

Nice tender moment captured here. Just a little dark. Have posted a workshop. TFS

Composition: ***
Sharpness: **
Color: **
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Nice shot, very cute.
TFS.

What a lovely moment of these lazy critters you captured. The composition needs a bit of space and contrast to make this exceptional. Interesting subject and nice detail. Well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-11 22:26]

This is so sweet! This is a beautiful moment and you captured it well. I like this composition.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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