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sharlenescarboroughdodds October 10, 2015
Gorgeous
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TomK October 17, 2015
Nice :)
 
Mother_Nature October 19, 2015
Excellent Image thank you for sharing your work
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nina050 October 19, 2015
Great capture!
 
Sookimalbevsco October 20, 2015
Great shot !
 
DEEphotograph October 20, 2015
Wow!!! Love this:)
 
mhoram51 October 22, 2015
This is the shot I tried to get! You succeeded brilliantly, I got half an eye and a splash!

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heavenlyraine October 23, 2015
Fantastic shot!
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Athena_B November 06, 2015
Congrats on your well deserved contest finalist!
Superb Capture.
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TobiasMandt November 06, 2015
Thank you very much for all the comments!
 
AliZackerGalePhotography November 15, 2015
incredible shot
 
JDLifeshots November 25, 2015
Great shot! Congrats.
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wwphoto74 December 06, 2015
Simple composition with a ton of impact. Love it.
 
guypallister December 12, 2015
Great shot! This a great example of how timing is everything in a once in a lifetime shot.
 
Skcharlie December 24, 2015
Really a splendid capture. Perfec.
 
josebonilla December 27, 2015
Nice shot. Congrats.
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vojce March 29, 2016
amazing congrats
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catherinethompson April 24, 2016
Stunning shot.
 
Witmar May 25, 2016
amazing shot!
 
I shoot them almost daily. This is by far the best I have ever seen ! Good catch !
 
kezza7 June 01, 2016
congrates on your win he is very cute
 
reganjia June 14, 2016
This is great!
 
FredsPlace June 17, 2016
Perfect!
 
pjedavy July 15, 2016
I think this might be my favourite photo on here that I've seen so far.
 
Marcpen May 22, 2017
Great composition
 
Arisdaeng June 27, 2017
nice one
 
monchi September 09, 2017
So good
 
klaudiawolanski October 05, 2017
is awesome!! can you say me what is your lens ???
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SVPhotos November 05, 2017
nice shot!
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beckyreding December 22, 2017
ADORABLE
 
Carolinagomez January 07, 2018
Lo adoré! ??
 
gretacampbell January 27, 2018
Too cute!
 
martindingli January 29, 2018
Fantastic Capture well done
 
Janspah February 02, 2018
great capture
 
aoswald February 23, 2018
Love this!
 
lizellejeaninegutierrez February 25, 2018
So perfect ?
 
gemmawhitehead February 26, 2018
Love this
 
chrisward_4103 April 02, 2018
I have one similar. Cool.????
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bobbytaylor71 Feb 28
A definite "Wow" image ... Congrats on your awards, well done.
 
shannonsmyth Mar 02
Wow.
 
TerrieS May 27
Stunning!

Seal



This is a norwegian seal-type type of animal called "Kobbe" in norwegian.
This is a norwegian seal-type type of animal called "Kobbe" in norwegian.
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Contest Finalist in The Battle Of Amateurs Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo i actually took from a boat, right outside my cabin. When i spotted the seal, I was fishing, so i had to go back to my cabin and get my camera. Just surprised the seal didn't disappeared.
Time
The picture was taken 9th of October 2015, 14:36. What really surprised me, was that the seal swam after the boat (because it was drifting away with the wind) for almost an hour! I did make some funny noises tho, maybe he got a little curious and was wondering what kind of animal I was. Hihi.
Lighting
Since it was taken from a boat, i had no control over the lighting. If I remember right, it was cloudy, so a soft lighting that day i guess.
Equipment
This was shot on a Nikon D5100, with an 150-500mm 1:5-1.3 APO HSM lens. And I have to admit, i used the boat as a tripod. I know guys, "how could I do that". But i had to hurry, so I forgot it back in the cabin.
Inspiration
I love to take pictures of animals, I don't really know why, but I am a animal-lover, and I guess I just like to take pictures of things that are moving. And usually animals do move. And since I was fishing when i found out there was a seal swimming around, I couldn't miss the opportunity to take a picture of a SEAL - in NORWAY. I don't spend a lot of time by the sea, so to get a picture of an animal living in the water was absolutely fantastic!
Editing
I did actually do some post-processing. Since this is a picture of a living creature, it ofcourse moved. There was some white waves in the water behind the seal that I decided to take away - to make it less "messy".
In my camera bag
Since I am a self taught photographer and 16 years old, I don't really have a lot of equipment. I have my camera, and this HUGE lens that I mentioned earlier. And ofcourse an tripod.
Feedback
The only advice I can give is that if you spot an animal, but thinks that "this chance i will get many more times", try either way. And ofcourse - to take pictures in a boat is terrible. Don't do it. If you have to, you have to, but try to stay on land if you want to get a clear shot!

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