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........fancy meeting you here! An Atlantic Grey Seal Bull (Halichoerus grypus) wooing a young female at Donna Nook, Lincs last weekend. After giving birth, the females come into oestrus and are mated immediately for birth a year later. Development is on hold for approximately 3 months, the gestation period being over 9 months following that (think I have it right - if anybody knows better, please correct me Wink )
This is a full frame capture with no cropping, taken from 70.8m away and in harsh midday light.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on yesterdays upload and a special thank you to Brian (bricurtis) for the UA - really appreciated and highly valued, Brian Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Dec 2012 - 10:42 AM
Focal Length:700mm 70.8m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Well, hallo Darling ........
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:14 Dec 2012 - 11:51 AM
Group Event:Grey Seals

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:25 PM

What a scary face he has, she should run...................... or whatever move it takesTongueGrin
Diane

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Dec 2012 - 12:26 PM

What a great capture this is !! two real good looking lovers Smile

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:28 PM

Great content and layering here Sylvia, I like it
David

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:36 PM

Hice crisp shot from afar, Sylvia: nicely timed to capture the interaction.
Ronnie.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:46 PM


Quote: What a scary face he has, she should run...................... or whatever move it takesTongueGrin
Diane

I absolutely agree, Diane - it is such an evil, lecherous leer Grin. She looks pretty horrified too - just loved the expressions in this shot!
Sylvia

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
14 Dec 2012 - 12:49 PM

very good shot like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 1:28 PM

She looks a little unsure of him. Maybe he is a bit much for such a little girl. But maybe he is just a teddy bear. Great shot and love their expressions........Sandy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 2:03 PM

Brilliant shot Sylvia. Such a wonderful expression on the faces of both-- particularly the bull.
Ron

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 10:25 PM

The big fella reminds me very much of the Big O, a very scary looking fella indeed!!! Oops shouldn't have said that, I'm sure he'll have a contract out on me now!!!! Sorry Ade is was a joke!!!!! Excellent wildlife photography as always Sylvia

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 10:37 PM

"Darling" doesn't look too amused! Smile
Big boy, indeed.
Johanna

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