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Full frame capture of the newly born Atlantic Grey Seal pup (Halichoerus grypus), just a few minutes old, staring in bewilderment at the strange, new, seemingly hostile world into which it has just been cast. The genus name Halichoerus grypus means 'hook-nosed sea-pig'.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on last night's upload - much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Nov 2013 - 11:56 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:It's cold out here !
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:24 Nov 2013 - 10:58 AM
Tags:Atlantic, Atlantic grey seal, Baby, Cold, Donna nook, Grey, Halichoerus grypus, Mammal, Pup, Seal, Wildlife / nature
Votes:24

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 11:12 AM

Poor little thing...birth must be such a traumatic event.... A great capture

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 11:26 AM

I'd a feeling this might have been one of yours, don't know why that is Smile

Thanks for the comment on my Peregrine, only I've deleted it now as I prefered a similar shot, I'm fickle. Right I'm off to see what else you've been up to now as I've been so busy packing for a forthcoming house move I've no idea what folks have been doing of late, yep were moving and you'll be so jealous about where were going it will make wanna throw up GrinGrinGrinGrin

Ade

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 11:50 AM

Great shot Sylvia. Quite reminds of the visit we made a couple of winters past. A great place to visit.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 1:02 PM

I want to go there sometime next year god willing, great pic

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 1:10 PM

Excellent shot of this little guy Sylvia - he didn't take long to find his flippers though did he… Grin

Mike

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 1:26 PM


Quote: Excellent shot of this little guy Sylvia - he didn't take long to find his flippers though did he… Grin

Mike

I just couldn't believe how quickly he pulled himself together and latched onto a teat, Mike. These creatures only have 3 weeks to weaning and then the mother gets mated again and vanishes off to sea!! By the look of the plump weanlings that congregated near the fence of the viewing platform, that milk must be mighty rich!!!!!
Sylvia Smile

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bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 3:58 PM

A real winner Sylvia - look at those eyes !! - they do have an amazing life cycle.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
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24 Nov 2013 - 5:51 PM

An enchanting wildlife image Sylvia, what a privelege it must have been to witness the birth. Those big eyes are most appealing

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Lillian
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24 Nov 2013 - 6:41 PM

This is a spectacular image Sylvia
Has it all
Lillian

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 7:15 PM

Wonderful Sylvia

Thought there might be a follow up to the birth imageSmile


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Holmewood
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24 Nov 2013 - 8:59 PM

Amazing shot. Love those eyes. Cathy

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SteveMackay
24 Nov 2013 - 9:01 PM

Another beauty Sylvia!Smile, the eye contact is priceless in this one, an adorable image!Smile

It's quite incredible that they can be born at this time of year!, I watched a plump pup asleep in a puddle on the Monday dusk...............in the morning he was in the same position, fast asleep with frost on the sand around him LOL, amazing creatures!!!Smile

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