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Sea Lions, Hanson Island, British Columbia

By BobinAus
A large group of sea lions laze on rocks close to the location of the breaching humpback whale shown in my post of a couple of days ago. Many thanks to those who voted or commented on that picture or simply looked at that picture.

While larger males were strutting, bellowing or simply lazing, the 'king of the castle' air of this small animal on the top of one of the rocks took my fancy. (Not to anthropomorphise too much!)

An ISO setting of 5,000 was needed to enable both the fast shutter speed necessary on a moving boat and the depth of field required to depict the distant mountains with reasonable clarity. Some correction (in Lightroom) was necessary but I think - hope! - the result is not too garish.


Tags: Sea lions Wildlife and nature Vancouver Island BC

Voters: marshfam19, ladynewbury, ossca and 23 more

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Comments


19 Oct 2017 11:41AM
Lovely colours and ight
PentaxBro 4 43 3
19 Oct 2017 12:06PM
Great Sea Lion's Colors & Poses captured Bob!

The Interestingly Shaped Mountains in the background add to the interest.Fantastic Light too.

PS.I hope you're happy with the new KP,
Its a cool little camera SmileWink

Cheers,

Jacob
BobinAus Plus
6 3 11 Australia
19 Oct 2017 12:12PM

Quote:Lovely colours and ight


Thanks Andy.
BobinAus Plus
6 3 11 Australia
19 Oct 2017 12:23PM

Quote:Great Sea Lion's Colors & Poses captured Bob!

The Interestingly Shaped Mountains in the background add to the interest.Fantastic Light too.

PS.I hope you're happy with the new KP,
Its a cool little camera SmileWink

Cheers,

Jacob



Thanks for your comment, Jacob. Those mountains looked even more impressive after fresh snow fell during the final days of my vacation on Vancouver Island. Yes indeed, the Kp performs very well especially in terms of image quality and I was more than happy with it's autofocus despite this being one of its weaker points. Although I took a little while to adjust to the new controls now the camera is a pleasure to use.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
19 Oct 2017 12:36PM
Great result SmileSmile
rambler Plus
13 1.1k 17 England
19 Oct 2017 1:31PM
I love the way you have captured this group with the male in such a dominant position, The detail is particularly good considering the conditions, Very well done,

Ken Smile
19 Oct 2017 11:43PM
Nice grouping Bob of these big fellas! Mountain in the background is the icing on the cake...
cheers walt
20 Oct 2017 7:10AM
It's just such an effort to even lift up that flipper Grin A fabulous image Bob !!!
Toni29 10 4 Australia
21 Oct 2017 2:26AM
Such great clarity and focus in this beautiful image. I love the detail and the 'king of the mountain' pose draws your view through the image. A wonderful capture, Bob.
Toni
BobinAus Plus
6 3 11 Australia
21 Oct 2017 9:45AM

Quote:Great result SmileSmile


Thanks Jeff
BobinAus Plus
6 3 11 Australia
21 Oct 2017 9:45AM

Quote:I love the way you have captured this group with the male in such a dominant position, The detail is particularly good considering the conditions, Very well done,

Ken Smile



Thanks very much, Ken.
BobinAus Plus
6 3 11 Australia
21 Oct 2017 9:46AM

Quote:Nice grouping Bob of these big fellas! Mountain in the background is the icing on the cake...
cheers walt



Thank you Walt.
BobinAus Plus
6 3 11 Australia
21 Oct 2017 9:50AM

Quote:It's just such an effort to even lift up that flipper Grin A fabulous image Bob !!!


Thank you, Sandra. And after all that effort with the flipper, clearly a long snooze is in order!
BobinAus Plus
6 3 11 Australia
21 Oct 2017 9:51AM

Quote:Such great clarity and focus in this beautiful image. I love the detail and the 'king of the mountain' pose draws your view through the image. A wonderful capture, Bob.
Toni



Thanks for your comment, Toni. Much appreciated.

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