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Another Donna Nook seal pup, this little guy's bonding with it's mother. The birth we saw took all of 7minutes, the bonding process to first feed another 29minutes. I'm sure those times are a movable feast as far as other individuals go...

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix GX7
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6 @ 300mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Nov 2013 - 10:26 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+0.33
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The bonding process...
Username:Greyheron Greyheron
Uploaded:29 Nov 2013 - 6:22 PM
Tags:Bonding, Donna, Dunes, Grey, Mother, New born, Nook, Pup, Seal, Seeing, Wildlife / nature
Votes:54
Voters:Stenk · Chinga · ColleenA · viscostatic · Louise_Morris · oll1e · Gerryrys · teocali · GeorgePlatis · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · cabbie · Maiwand · NaturesHaven · Mike_Young · richmowil · gwynn56 · Mollycat · ericfaragh · senn · Alda · Mike_Smith · tonyng · Terry L · IanFlindt · bricurtis · jasonrwl · pamelajean · rayme330 · Holmewood · Allix · Alan_Baseley · zapar40 · jacquig · SteveMackay · Speckled_Coast · prabhusinha · CarolG · chase · jennialexander · Pete · AlexAppleby · AnnChown · Glostopcat · ali63 · mex · ChristineD · capto · tomcat · derekhansen · sparrowhawk · SandraKay · carper123 · DonMc · gss ·
Views:150
Unique Views:63

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Stenk
Stenk  8 England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:25 PM

Nice title, lovely moment captured

stenk

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29 Nov 2013 - 6:27 PM

WONDERFUL.... Grin
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viscostatic
29 Nov 2013 - 6:32 PM

A beautiful image.

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ColleenA
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29 Nov 2013 - 6:35 PM

Your title is wonderful...a great moment...well captured

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:44 PM

Great capture.

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7375 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:46 PM

Timed to perfection, Mike. A truly unique moment captured perfectly. Delightful viewing with lovely detail, textures and tones.
Sylvia

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY Plus Member 81040 forum postsJN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 6:56 PM

A delightful capture.
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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 7:07 PM

Nothing quite as good as a cuddle with Mum when you are that small Mike. A really warm and natural moment.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 7:19 PM

Excellent title and excellent Image!!

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 7:29 PM

Very tender image. GrinGrin Peter.

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29 Nov 2013 - 8:56 PM

A touching moment Mike.
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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  10740 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 8:57 PM

"Enchanting" doesn't do this image justice, Mike. A very, very touching portrait of a very special moment.

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Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 - 10:22 PM

Lovely lovely shot. Cathy

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 13278 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 10:39 PM

Many, many thanks for all your support and wonderful comments … warms the cockles Wink Grin

Have a great weekend,

Mike

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jacquig
jacquig  1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 - 11:24 PM

So skilfully taken, combined with great composition and observation. What a lovely expression on the mother seals' face. Exquisite image.Smile

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SteveMackay
29 Nov 2013 - 11:41 PM

An adorable image of a wonderful moment!, love it Mike!Smile

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30 Nov 2013 - 5:48 AM

A superb image, Mike. Carol

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Greyheron
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30 Nov 2013 - 5:48 AM

Jacqui and Steve, really appreciate your comments Grin

Mike

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Greyheron
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30 Nov 2013 - 12:17 PM

Thank you for your comment Carol - think we crossed posts Grin

Mike

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30 Nov 2013 - 12:30 PM

Delightful!

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30 Nov 2013 - 12:35 PM

An enchanting image of this magic moment perfectly captured on camera, it looks like you and Sylvia had a very productive trip. Tomcat will have to raise his game to match this!

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30 Nov 2013 - 12:50 PM

A mothers love, beautiful image

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ChristineD
30 Nov 2013 - 4:43 PM

A truly wonderful moment

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30 Nov 2013 - 5:17 PM

A wonderful moment captured.Smile

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Greyheron
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30 Nov 2013 - 7:12 PM

Your support and comments are very welcome - thanks to one and all Grin

Ed, I'm sure Tomcat will blow us all away with some wonderful images - just hope he didn't freeze up there…!!!

Mike

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