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Old Jul 10, 2004, 10:43 AM   #1
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Taken with 3x zoom. You should had seen this seal making fun of me on his rock the 15 minutes i was looking at him.
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 11:08 AM   #2
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Wish it was bigger so one can see the seal.
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 12:55 PM   #3
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Oh, my kingdom for 400mm!!!! :-)

Kadok, it's always nice to see these animals in the wild. When it comes to photographing them, I'm in the same boat as you right now - not enough focal length...
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 1:38 PM   #4
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The lack of zoom has made this photograph. It shows a small seal alone in a wide ocean. True, more zoom would have shown the seal in greater detail, but it would have been completely different.
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 4:44 PM   #5
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I agree. It shows how insignificant and lonely he is. I like its austerity and contrast, to what we normally see.




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Old Jul 10, 2004, 5:09 PM   #6
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Just goes to show how a photograph can mean different things to different people!
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 9:23 AM   #7
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what I want to know is what is behind him some metres out, the back of a whale or a reef or a wave????
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Old Jul 13, 2004, 11:00 AM   #8
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Hi aladyforty, what you see in the back it's a reef. Photo was taken at low tide. Lots of shipwrecks in the area due of those reef.This is a pic of a ship gun recovered from one of the shipwreck.
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Old Jul 13, 2004, 3:10 PM   #9
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I agree, it would have been a different picture. Very different. I wish the exposure were a bit better, so what detail of the seal was more obvious. But that doesn't change the expression of the picture. The seal out there alone in the barren expanse of the sea (of course, it isn't barren below the surface, but that doesn't show.)

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Old Jul 13, 2004, 5:30 PM   #10
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Nice shot of the ocean with a seal in it. That seal sure picked a small rock to dance around on. Thanks for posting.

For the shot to be of a small insignificant seal in the great expanse of ocean it may have more impact if the piece of rock in the forefront was cropped out.


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