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Taken at Donna Nook Lincolnshire. This pup has now finished suckling and shed its pups white coat to reveal a very unusual black coat, usually they range from light grey with dark spots and splogges to dark grey with darker spots. From my experience of previous visits I have never seen an all black seal and the Wardens said it is a very rare event.

Brand:KONICA MINOLTA
Camera:Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Dec 2011 - 8:02 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Sooty The Seal
Username:grinningsoul2011 grinningsoul2011
Uploaded:24 Dec 2011 - 9:03 PM
Tags:Atlantic Grey Seal/ Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
25 Dec 2011 - 8:59 AM

A pleasing image. Well spotted.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2011 - 9:22 AM

A lovely shot Janet. I looked at this one but was unable to get a shot as good as this. Excellent.
Happy Christmas to you. Best wishes for a successful and prosperous new year.
Ron

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2011 - 2:26 PM

What a beautiful creature, I've never seen a black one before. Happy Christmas to you, Ed

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2011 - 4:18 PM

Thank you M-Squared Ron and Ed, for taking time to look and comment.

Ron it took ages trying to get a good position to photograph this little fellow, it still isn`t brilliant but thought it was worth posting because he is so unusual.

I hope you have all had a very Merry Christmas and wish you all a Healthy, Wealthy New Year with lots of great Photography opportunitiesWink

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Gray_ina
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27 Dec 2011 - 7:48 PM

Hi Love this capture ,oh what lovely eyes regards gray.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 6:51 PM

Thanks Gray

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 7:15 PM

This is truly beautiful, Janet - just love those huge, soulful eyes and the black velvety coat textures. I wasn't lucky enough to get a shot of this little black beauty, but your image more than makes up for it Smile Hope you had a good Christmas and I wish you and your family all the very best for 2012.
Sylvia

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 8:42 PM

Sylvia thank you glad you like him he really was something special. Hope 2012 brings lots of exciting photography opportunities, wishing you your husband, hounds and family a Healthy, Wealthy New YearSmile

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 9:13 PM

Wow, he's superb, a first for me too...Wink

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 9:22 PM

Thank you Martin

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