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Cape Fur Seal Pup

Cape Fur Seal Pup
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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: 2008-12-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Theme(s): Annick Vanderschelden Wildlife Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-30 15:23
Viewed: 9146
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Cape Fur Seal pup is photographed at the Cape Fur Seal colony at Cape Cross in Namibia.
After an 8 month gestation period, females give birth to 1 pup.
Period: Late November to early December. Date taken is 9 december.
90% of the pups are born at Cape Cross.
Weigh between 4,5 and 6,4 kg.
Length: 60-70 cm
Strong bond between and pup. Sound and scent are essential in mother-infant recognition in order to find the young in the midst of thousands of bleating pups.
Infant mortality: 30% mainly due to the predators such as jackals and brown hyena.

Thanks for looking and take care...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-30 15:26]

Hi Annick,welcome back! And what a fantastic return,this pic is wonderfull,impressive close up of this specie truly new for me..and your pic so perfect is the best way to discover that.Thanks for share,have a good night,LUCIANO

Ciao Annick, lovely portrait of cute creature, perfect focus on eye, beautiful natural colors, splendid light, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Annick,
A lovely captured portrait of this beautiful Cape Fur Seal pup. Good sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-01 1:11]

Hi Annick,
Dat je deze foto zo lang voor jezelf hebt kunnen houden. Prachtig en aandoenlijk portret van dit zeehondje. De ogen van deze beesten zijn altijd vertederend. Super scherp en erg mooie natuurlijke kleuren. Goede compositiekeuze.

Great close-up, the figure emerges very well from the background.The details of the fur are well made and the subject is very interesting.

Lovely shot, the detail is excellent on the seal's face, and the fur very sharp. Very cute picture.


Hi Annick,

A very nice kind and very nice shooting.
Light, sharpness and colors are very successful.
Thank you for sharing.

Regards, Have nice day.

hallo Annick
een super mooie scherpe foto met veel details en mooie kleuren
aparte kop zo van dichtbij
groetje lou

hello Annick
what a nice to see your posts again. this is really wonderful in your high quality. sharp details perfect. everything great from POV and light using to colors and lovely model. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done and have a nice weekend

Hello Annick,
Lovely portrait captured with fine details, great sharpness and excellent POV. Well done!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-10-03 21:36]

Wow, Annick.
This one looks like a newborn.
The details on the wet fur is amazing.
The sand and the texture jump out at you.
Beautiful shot!
TFS. : )

I see you in there..
Baby animals R always a winner Annick, this one qualifies!
Excellent closeup portrait work my friend :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-10 8:29]

Hi Annick.
It is simply charming creature and wonderful portrait. His parents would be happy to have your top quality shot of their baby :). Bravo. All is perfect.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-31 11:38]

Awesome image Annick,
The super fine detail and exceptional lighting allows us to get a wonderful view of this little pup. He seems to have such a sad look on his face as if he is very cold or lonely. Great DOF and composed in an attractive manner. well done!!

Hi Annick.
This is a beautiful mugshot of the pup. The details are amazing and your lenswork is perfect in keeping the details in the frame and silenced the background pretty well.
Great shot and thanks for sharing.
Regards - Jusni

Hi Annick - Wonderful capture of the this pup. Excellent sharpness with nice composition. TFS

Hello Annick,
Well I would have to say that looking at this image is like almost being there. The clarity and sharpness of the image along with the perfect exposure makes it a pleasure to view this cute fur seal pup even more.

Hello Annick,
Very beautiful portrait with a beautiful natural colors, splendid light, fine details!!! Well done.

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