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Grey Seals

Grey Seals
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Copyright: john thurlbourn (jthurlbourn) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (137)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05
Camera: Canon 20D, 75-300mm USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-26 6:32
Viewed: 3649
Points: 14
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I visit friends who live in Embleton Northumberland in May and October every year and we always have a trip from Seahouses to the Farne Islands. The Bird life from May to August is wonderful and in October the seals are the main attraction.
These are 2 of the 6,000 or so seals on the Islands. Seales are very lazy and just lay on the rocks waiting for the tide to come in so they can swimm off with the least of effort. These 2 were very cooperative and gave me a wave as we went by. I love them.

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To claudine: Grey Sealsjthurlbourn 2 10-28 16:07
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Hi John,
What a beautiful photo and wat a super pose. As if they are welcomming you to their world. Excellent work on the colors and the sharpness. Good work on the DOF, but maybe a small OE in the back.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-26 14:30]

Hi John

This is just stunning. They look like they are enjoying themselves. I love the joint wave lol! Great POV, sharp details and great colours. Your pictures so far are wonderful. I can't wait to see more



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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-26 15:31]

Hi John,

Superb capture, the pose is just brilliant as they look like they are waving at the camera, nice detail with superb natural colours and wonderful lighting. The Farne Islands seem a wonderful place to get some great shots, check out some of Aido's shot of the Puffins.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • HRR (16)
  • [2006-10-26 16:57]

Brilliant, a lovely composition and you have captured the seals at a great moment!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-27 1:43]

What an adorable capture, John.
You caught these two seals in such a cute pose.
Wonderful eye contact.
Very sharp details and light.
TFS. : )

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-27 3:11]

Bonjour John!

Bravo pour ce superbe portrait.

Hi John,
What a nice and funny picture! I like the pose of those two seales who are saluting you :) POV, details, composition and exposure are very good. I like this natural lightning. This is a very lovely picture and you caught a nice moment. Well done and welcome to TN.

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