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Grey seal at Horsey, Norfolk.

Grey seal at Horsey, Norfolk.
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14 Comments |
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic March 10, 2016
Love it! Voted in Funny One.
drighlynne
drighlynne March 27, 2016
Thank you.
adavies PRO+
 
adavies April 16, 2016
Adorable capture! Nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Animal Antics challenge:)
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mjbranscome
 
mjbranscome May 26, 2016
Congratulations! This picture makes me feel happy!
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barbarabrock May 26, 2016
Wonderful shot!!
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eelcovanroden May 26, 2016
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 26, 2016
Adorable capture! Congrats.
elainegill4
 
elainegill4 May 26, 2016
Congratulations on winning the Animals with Personality challenge, fab pic
MikeBoyle
 
MikeBoyle May 26, 2016
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
reflectionsbyrenee
 
reflectionsbyrenee May 26, 2016
Congrats on your win, this is wonderful I am so happy you were there to capture this moment.. bravo
BirdingBill
 
BirdingBill October 24, 2017
Love the picture, brings a smile to my face every time I look at it!
sollajoh
 
sollajoh May 09, 2018
wow cool :)
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smshaffer September 06, 2020
Very cute
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FergalBrady May 15, 2021
Seal of approval 👌
marysorberdye
 
marysorberdye June 16, 2022
I haven't stopped smiling!~ great capture.
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took the photograph on the beach at Horsey in Norfolk, England.

Time

It was about noon on a very cold but very sunny da in February of this year. The choice to go to Horsey was mine as a birthday treat.

Lighting

The natural lighting was great, no need for any additional lighting or flash, I was just there at the right time.

Equipment

Nikon D90 with a Sigma 50-500mm telephoto lens and a Hoya Polarising filter

Inspiration

I have a great love of wildlife photography and I had visited Norfolk a few times previously but ne ver seen the seals. I wanted to go when there were seal pups about, so I chose to go there as a birthday treat. I was able to sit on the rocks about 20 feet from the seals who seemed quite happy to have me there photo graphing them. I spent about an hour and a half clicking away. In all I took over 500 images of which I deleted over 400 to get the shots down to the best ones. When I finally got down to the best shots I saved about 2 dozen.

Editing

Yes, I cropped it fractionally and slightly increased the saturation by 3 points.

In my camera bag

I normally carry my Nikon D90, D60, Sigma 50 -500 telephoto, a Nikon 70-300 telephoto along with Lee grad filters and Manfrotto Monopod. But my favourite piece if equipment is a harness Which allows me to take the weight of my camera and 500 lens on both shoulders.

Feedback

Try and find out about breeding habits and location, check nature reserve websites and blogs to find out what has arrived or is living there. Most of all, be patient.

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