Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

My First Seal Photo!

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

My first attempt at snapping 'Atlantic Grey Seals', or any other Seal. Taken on the Northscape Puffin and Castles Workshop (Keithh can arrange most things) hanging out of a small boat hand holding the 600 in a large swell.
This Pup seamed to sqeeze itself out of the 'Seal heap' to have a better look at the 'Funny Humans' trying to balance in a boat. I am not entirely sure what I would have said to the insurance company if I had dropped the Camera and Lens into the North Sea (or the wife for that matter) Just as well I dident I suppose although I have been know to test the boundry's before.
'Looks good Large'.

Thanks for looking!

John.

ISO400, F5, 1/8000th Sec

Camera:Canon 1DS mk11
Lens:600 f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:My First Seal Photo!
Username:John Giddings John Giddings
Uploaded:3 Jun 2008 - 6:50 PM
Tags:Farne island, Northscapemay08, Pup, Seal, Wildlife / nature
VS Mode Rating Unrated
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:82

Comments

Lu_Rawr
Lu_Rawr  6 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 - 7:02 PM

aww!!! its a lovely shot!

Lu Grin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 7:03 PM

Cracking image.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
3 Jun 2008 - 7:07 PM

Really cute shot, lovely seal.

Nicky

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

jonny_greentree

Beautiful animal and well caught

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

photophantom
3 Jun 2008 - 7:12 PM

Lovely cute shot.
Dennis

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 - 7:18 PM

Never heard of a snapping seal but I suppose they can,Smile
Great capture,
Alan

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

GalleryGirl
3 Jun 2008 - 7:21 PM

Awww beautiful. Lovely capture.
Marilyn x

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82286 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom123 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 7:30 PM

Cracker John. Viewing large is a must.

Adam

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
3 Jun 2008 - 7:48 PM

superb light !
a nice capture...

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

GrahamBaines
3 Jun 2008 - 7:52 PM

Wonderful capture, I'm off to Alnwick for a break in a couple of weeks and hope to see some seals and puffins around the Farne Islands.

Graham

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
3 Jun 2008 - 7:54 PM

Nice colour on the seal

Peter

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DavidWhistlecraft

Great image. You're a braver man than me hanging your 600 over the edge, but well worth the effort (or madness) to get this image.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 8:28 PM

Lovely shot, great eye contact. - gary

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hop-A-Long
3 Jun 2008 - 8:40 PM

Wonderful shot of this beautiful animal. Great work.
Andy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 9:17 PM

It has my SEAL of approval.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 9:30 PM

Like the details and tones in this John - well worth the effort.
regards Richard.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
3 Jun 2008 - 9:56 PM

Considering the boat was up and down like a yo yo ya did good Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

derekv
derekv e2 Member 7derekv vcard England
3 Jun 2008 - 10:21 PM

Bet it won't be the last, John ! superb shot.
Derek

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 10:25 PM

Beautiful image John. On that insurance note, I dropped my 100/400 with a Canon 1V attached in the peak district, still waiting a reply !......expensive. Ron.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

LuzDeNoche
4 Jun 2008 - 6:30 AM

Who dares wins! Lovely shot.
Smile Lucy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

anpix
anpix  688 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 - 8:03 AM

Great photo lovely setting well done

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 8:06 AM

Wow! - great shot - very envious! - Jude.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Skye24Blue
4 Jun 2008 - 8:09 AM

He's got such a sweet face. Lovely shot.
Mac

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 8:39 AM

Another great image with the 600, well worth the carrying of this lens John. Great seal image, you'd never have captured with any other lens.

Dougie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 9:26 AM

cute seal, not you Wink

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

John Giddings
4 Jun 2008 - 9:45 AM

Gee, thanx Girl !!!

John.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

richardwheel
4 Jun 2008 - 2:57 PM

worth the danger methinks!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
4 Jun 2008 - 6:41 PM

wonderful ,I love seals, they seem so innocent.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

richcukc
richcukc  6 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 - 11:09 PM

A close call but worth it. Nice capture John.

Richard

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2008 - 10:44 PM

Terrific shot John, you should be very pleased with this one

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.