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Balancing Act

Balancing Act
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Copyright: Erika Hersh (erika_hersh) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 22 N: 52] (487)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-03-20 8:52
Viewed: 3446
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Seal soaking up sun on the rocks in the pacific ocean. it was taken off monterey bay. hope you like it
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Hi Erika

This could not be very comfortable, but it sure is funny.

Personally I'm not sure that I would have gone for the vertical composition. Probably rather horizontal to avoid the empty ocean (space) and then also a little closer up (or if that was not possible due to focal restrictions) via cropping, etc. Anyway it's still a very interesting shot and I like it even so. The colours are fine and the exposure is good overall with just a little borderline on the brighter white areas on the seal.

Good effort and well spotted, TFS.

Hello Erika,

This has cheered me up for the day!
I laughed out loud when I saw it!

What a wonderful sense of balance this animal has! He isn't actually the right shape to be on a rounded rock!

Great sharpness but I have to agree with Loot about the composition!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Erica,
This is a nice unfamiliar shot of the seal pitty about the excess space of ocean above ,a bit of cropping would have given it more impact regarding the subject.Nice interesting pic.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-03-20 15:03]

Very interesting pose, I would imagine you don't see this everyday. Good clarity and nice colours, composed very well.

Hi Erika,
Nice shot. It reminds me of the seals in San Francisco, although they are not spotted, like this one.

I'd say there is not much rock left from which he can soak up rays. This is an amusing shot. It looks like another one of those amazing bright days at Monterey. This is a neat capture.

Evelynn ; )

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