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Sea lion

Sea lion
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-28 5:32
Viewed: 3461
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo has been taken in a zoo. In Artis, Amsterdam.

A sea lion is one of many marine mammals of the family Otariidae. Sea lions are characterized by the presence of external ear pinnae or flaps, long front flippers, and the ability to walk on four flippers on land. Sea lions are generally found in coastal waters of the temperate to subpolar regions of both northern and southern hemispheres.

Sea lions of many species have seen a severe and rapid decrease in numbers in recent years. Many factors including overfishing of prey species, shooting by fishermen and pollution have probably contributed to the decline.(wiki)

Camera Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time 16/06/2007 11:19:22
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/125
Av( Aperture Value ) 6.3
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation +1/3
ISO Speed 200
Lens 98.0 - 280.0 mm
Focal Length 160.0 mm
Image Size 3456x2304
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-28 5:46]

Hi Annick,
Outstanding portrait shot of the Sea Lion. Very sharp image and clear details with fine focus. I like the fantastic expression here and the blue water as BG looks superb. Wonderfully composed. Kudos.

Hi Annick,
SHarp clear detail on the sea lions head. I like the BG aqua colour as it shows the sea lion head really well.
Good portrait,
best regards

Hi Annick,
Beautiful portrait.Good focus, sharpness and details. Good colours.
TFS, Smitha.

Hi Annick,
Nice portrait you made. Perfect composition, razorsharp, smooth BG.

Hi Annick,
Another of your outstanding shots. The expression is well captured with plenty of detail even its teeth are showing.
Well done,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-28 20:08]

Hello Annick

A beautiful portrait of this sea lion.The focus and details are excellent.You captured a very interesting facial expression that gives the sea lion character.I really like the blue BG.TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-28 22:04]

Wow, Annick.
Again, stunning sharpness on the fur.
Beautiful light on the face showing the dark eye clearly, and all the facial features.
An amazing portrait.
TFS. ; )

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-29 1:34]

Annick, amazing shot. The teeth and all details are visible in this excellent shot. The picture is perfect sharp and clear. TFS Ganesh PT?

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-29 3:06]

salut Annick,
magnifique portrait de cet animal, le zoo est une bonne expérience. L'équilibre global est très bon, composition étudiée, couleurs vives et complémentaires. bravo pour le déclenchement rapide, c'est le genre de bestiole à ne pas rester en place.


Great Portrait - the background set it off beautifully! Well done! Cheers, Klaus

Superbe gros plan, tellement net.

Wow, Annick,
So interesting portrait!
Of course, very vell done!!
TFS and friendly regards,
Serge :)

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