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A wild Atlantic Grey Seal Bull, (Halichoerus grypus), resting and sunning himself after a fight with an adversary. Taken at Donna Nook last December, in sub zero temperatures.

Thank you for your C&Cs on my last upload - very much appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Dec 2011 - 8:58 AM
Focal Length:500mm 79.9m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:22 Feb 2012 - 8:55 AM
Tags:Atlantic grey seal, Bull, Donna nook, Halichoerus grypus, Mud, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:34

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 9:01 AM

He looks as happy as a pig in s**t, Sylvia Wink Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 9:09 AM

Some of these males get quite heavily scarred from their fighting: can't better Carol's assessment of the situationWink
Fine crisp image, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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MossyOak
MossyOak e2 Member 2MossyOak vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 9:19 AM

Well detailed and exposed full frame capture Sylvia. Still showing signs of a recent fight.
A fine fellow well captured
Richard

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 9:47 AM

Excellent photography Sylvia
David

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 12:38 PM

Excellent lighting and the detail is superb.
Steve.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 1:17 PM

Looks more like aatlantic brown seal with all that mud, he looks quite contented. - gary

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 3:56 PM

Great shot Sylvia. Certainly an air of contentment about this seal.
Ron

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96187 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 7:48 PM

You certainly filled your boots SylviaWink

God knows how many there is to comeTongue

Just the pair of us, are off on Friday am for a couple of nightsSmile
Premier Inn as usualWink - back to the mother countyGrin - well mine anyway

Adrian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 8:13 PM

would love to visit this place and hope I might before too long - love the picture, something appealing about these animals despite being cumbersone

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Gray_ina
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23 Feb 2012 - 9:25 AM

Hi Sylvia great muddy capture gray

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 4:43 PM

a pleasure to make this thirty!
He his certainly enjoying himself there!

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2012 - 3:49 PM

Wonderfully golden tones captured, thing he enjoyed the mud, yes!
Johanna

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2012 - 10:41 PM

He's posing perfectly for you Sylivia, what a magnificent and toned specimen he certainly is

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DRicherby
DRicherby e2 Member 6269 forum postsDRicherby vcard United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2012 - 1:31 PM

Such a characterful face. Very nicely done.

Dave.

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