Southern Male Elephant Seals Sparring
- go2stones (1279)
- [2007-09-03 8:44]
Great dramatic shot! We can see the battle scars and the backs flexing to strike again. I think the seal in front is fine. It provides a foreground for the action. I like the mist and lush vegetation in the BG. Well done.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-09-03 8:55]
great atmosphere in this shot, the steam and the pose of these two squaring up to one another gives a real feel of violent competition. ...Great timing and a well seen shot, you can almost smell it from here.
- garyfudge (1098)
- [2007-09-03 10:33]
Great shot James,
love the action of the steam! It really gives it a dramatic feel.
Good composition, the seal in the foreground does add to the crowded feel.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2007-09-03 10:59]
great atmosphere in this picture and good acton.
I like the composition and POV.
Nice scannig work and a very good note.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-09-03 12:33]
Is that steam??? Whatever it is, it adds to the aura of intense aroma! I have boated next to colonies of sea lions before in Canada and it is truly an amazing smell... and that was on a much smaller scale than this colony. These two look quite battle worn. I wonder if they ever ask themselves if it is worth all the effor... I suppose it is.
I like the action and immediacy of your shot taken in the natural setting. It is a perfect posting for TN.
Evelynn : )
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-09-03 13:37]
Hi Will be back with full critiqe tuesday
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-09-03 15:21]
very nice action shot with great details and sharpnes, POV/DOF and composition. thanks. best wishes
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-09-03 20:09]
nice moment captured, the image is sharp, the dof is very good, nice point of view, well composed shot,
tfs & regards
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-09-04 0:29]
Good composition with two seals sparring!
the mist from the back add a big bonus too!
good clarity, real colour and details
thanks for the wonderful useful notes
- joey (24909)
- [2007-09-04 1:20]
a great shot of this fight scene.
Sharp and detailed.
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-09-04 3:09]
James you have been taking things out frm your your archive. The shot is just perfect with the river on the BG. Ganesh
- arfer (0)
- [2007-09-04 13:52]
A very good capture...seems futile,like the young lads fighting in the WC at the pub.I guess all species have their version.Well composed with great clarity and detail.TFS