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A young seal looking like it might be hungry.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Mar 2014 - 11:58 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/7.1
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Is It Dinner Time Yet?
Username:Daisymaye Daisymaye
Uploaded:17 Mar 2014 - 12:33 AM
Tags:Seal, Wildlife / nature
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 1:10 AM

This is so wonderful that you have them on your beach-- wildlife in the ??wild -- And a very dear image today!

What do you feed them? Ha ha

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 1:18 AM

I should have said that this one was taken on the California coast. Two weeks ago. We have them but they don't come on the beach. And they aren't as cute as this one.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43651 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 1:38 AM

Great point of view, stunning capture filled with both charm and character Sandy.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 2:36 AM

He (she?) looks like he is waiting for something. Love the seaweed dragging along. Great capture, Sandy.

Peter

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 4:38 AM

The direct eye contact and very endearing expression makes this a very engaging shot with bucket loads of the 'Aaaaaah' factor.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 17 Mar 2014 - 4:39 AM

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Mar 2014 - 5:29 AM

A great expression

Peter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 5:44 AM

An enchanting image, Sandy. Carol

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GordonLack
GordonLack e2 Member 5GordonLack vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 - 5:52 AM

A great capture Sandy, love the facial expression.We have seal colonies on the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coasts but I have never been to visit as yet.

Gordon

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 6:37 AM

That's a good picture!
Gives the impression of being taken from the surf line.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 7:24 AM

They are always hungry with a lot of growing to do. Delightful capture Sandy.

Albert

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4104 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 8:28 AM

Great close up.......what wonderful eyes

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104231 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 9:15 AM

I've got a tine of tuna, if that will help? WinkGrinGrin

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 9:16 AM

Good eye contact with those endearing big eyes!
Carole

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digital_boi
17 Mar 2014 - 10:10 AM

good one Sand with great eye contact

Graham

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 10:43 AM

Lovely capture!

Ken

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 11:45 AM

superb capture which might suit a letterbox crop - just a thoughtSmile

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 11:52 AM

so cute lovely shot

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 11:59 AM

Certainly looks like it wants something, a fish maybe?

Dougie

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 12:11 PM

What a wonderful portrait of this seal, Sandy, love it! SmileSmile
Trev Smile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 1:39 PM

Very appealing !!
Joan

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 1:44 PM

Lovely and endearing shot, Sandy.

Ray

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 3:28 PM

A fine shot Sandy.
And when I was in Bulgaria on holiday,
seaweed was regarded as a bit of a ''delicacy''.
I was never hungry enough to try it though !!
Mick.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 5:12 PM

Great eye contact & a super image SandyGrin

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danbrann
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17 Mar 2014 - 5:41 PM

It is quite rare for us to see seals normally but you have captured this perfectly.

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GeorgePlatis
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17 Mar 2014 - 6:28 PM

Wonderful capture in great clarity!
George

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8827 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 9:14 PM

Excellent, Sandy, beautiful round eyes, with the seaweed adding a touch of colour.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 - 6:35 AM

Hope you had a bag full of sardines with you! GrinGrin
A most endearing capture!
IB

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cheesey
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18 Mar 2014 - 2:27 PM

Great shot, very nicely captured.
cheesey.

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RonnieAG
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21 Mar 2014 - 12:37 PM

Super shot, Sandy.
R.

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Glostopcat
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4 Apr 2014 - 11:31 PM

This superb shot definitely gets my seal of approval Sandy, a most appealing expression from this youngster, no doubt he/she is hoping you are going to bring them some food!

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