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Sea Otter

Sea Otter
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Copyright: Scott Roland (Scott) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-18 11:05
Viewed: 4975
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This a classic resting pose for Sea Otters. This one had a kelp branch wrapped around it's middle to keep it in place while it napped, I got a little to close and woke it up. They swim, often, in this position as well, and make very good time using their tail and those big paws for propulsion.

Thnks for the look'

Canon D Rebel
70-200mm at 200mm
f 5.6 at 1/500

a rather large crop
and sharpening

clnaef, Leace, SkyF, manyee, csmnlm, Betty, LeBonhomme, scottevers7, pablominto, aido, coasties, lovenature, SelenE, NellyD, elif has marked this note useful
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So gorgeous - what a lovely little guy! I love the shot and the note. Thanks for sharing. Jx

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-18 11:54]

Hi Scott,

A great shot of this sea otter,sharp and detailed,well seen and captured,I like it a lot,TFS,


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-07-18 12:09]

Cette photo me plait par son côté cocasse !
Bonne journée.

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  • Leace Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
  • [2006-07-18 12:44]

OK this is one of my favourites!
The pose is simply adorable and you have done a perfect job in capturing it.
Nice and sharp and exposed perfectly.
Interesting and informative note too!

Hi Scoot, nice pose of your friend.
It's really a funny animal with human expressions.


Very nice resting position :) I like it too...

Thanks for sharing... Cengiz.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-07-18 13:15]

Hello Scott , A Great shot from this cute sea otter ,good compositie sharp details colours ,very good tfs , Greetings Teunie .

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2006-07-18 14:01]

Wonderful capture; the cuteness factor reaches high up in the sky. I think most children would like to have this fellow as a pet. But you can feel how much it enjoys playing with the kelp here in the wild, in this choppy sea. Excellent on details, sharpness and composition; Thanks for showing, Patrick

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-18 14:23]

Hi Scott,
this is what I call relaxing; all it needs is a ice cold drink ;-). Very nice capture, great pose and excellent eye contact.
Very well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-18 16:28]
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Ahhh... fantastic, Scott. : )
A classic pose indeed.
What great light and sharp focus you managed to get on our little friend there.
Excellent POV as well. Totally cute. : ) I love those guys. : )
Could you have zoomed in a bit more to make him bigger?
TFS. ; )

Hi Scott,
What a lovely face! Wonderful close-up.
You captured it an excellent time.
Sharp details and natural colors.

Bonjour Scott,
you had a very good timing to press the button. Very expressive shot, and clear. Congratulations!

Quality remains quite good despite cropping.
Very lovely pose. Excellent POV.

Hi Scott,
A great shot on this Sea Otter. The pose is comical and perfect. Exposure looks to be spot on. Fine colors and detail.
Great POV.

Hi Scott,
This guy for sure looks like laidback and relaxed..!
Cute capture, well framed situation... Good details and fine colours all over!
Pablo -

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-19 11:21]

Hi Scott,
Excellent shot, I love these animals. Great eye contact, good detail and great natural colours. Perfect DOF and nicely framed, my only nit would be that there is a little noise. Great shot.

Great shot of this funny floatation device. The exposure is excellent showing nice details and colors. :)

Hi Scott

Great shot. Well done on the composition, POV and sharpness. :-)

Hi Scott
What big feet he has :) Nice shot, I love the look on his face. Colours, detail and composition are great. Janice

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-20 6:24]

Bonjour Scott!

Bravo une prise charmante et interessante.


Hi Scott,
Was this taken on one of your kayak trips? The look on his face is priceless. Excellent color and DOF and perfect sharpness.

P.S. what is that little dot in the left bottom?

Wow Scott!
Your pictures are just too great! I do not have enough eyes and time right now to see them all but I'll be back... They are just amazing... Thanks!

Hi Scott,
such a pretty face!:D Those animals are so cool with this classic pose! You did a wonderful job of capturing this one. I would like to see one in a natural setting one day!
Have a nice day!

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-09-08 19:26]

Hi Scott,

What a very good shot of this cute "relaxed" sea otter.
He seems to be smiling, very cute and funny, I like it!
Great timing, sharp and good colours.

Greetings, Nel

Hi Scott, Top capture and this one desrves 50 points, so here you go :o) Well timed and great eye contact. I'd probably clone out the spectral highlight above the otter, it's just a little distracting on the eye.

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  • Misty Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 19] (97)
  • [2009-02-04 1:47]

what a lovely shot, your so lucky to see otters like this we only see then in captive
very rare to see then free

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-03-04 9:45]

hello Scott,
It is a wonderfu photo. well capture..and ıt is so cute:))
Best regards

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