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Posted by Tony Britton on Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:46 am

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California Sea Lion thoroughly in its element. Photographed in Pacific Grove, California. 
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by E.J. Peiker on Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:06 pm
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Love shots like this that include a lot of environment.
 

by Gary Gulash on Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:27 pm
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Very strong composition, really like the way the sea lion just fits into the scene (you were perfectly positioned). Looks like this may have been harsh lighting but you managed to get a nice balanced exposure out of it with great detail.
 

by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:52 pm
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Lovely composition with the inclusion of the habitat and I really like that the body line and head angle mimic the top line of the far rocks. Sweet detail and light add the finishing touches to this very nice image!

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by Paul Rossi on Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:52 pm
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This is my favorite kind of wildlife image - one that takes a nice landscape scene and places the subject perfectly, and with a great pose.  Your line,  [font=Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif]"My wife and I make the perfect point-and-shoot photography team. She points and I shoot!"  brought a smile to my face and I mentioned to my wife that it applies to us as well.  She agreed.[/font]
 

by Tony Britton on Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:41 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Love shots like this that include a lot of environment.

I'm glad you like this shot. Pacific Grove and Monterey, California have especially beautiful coastlines and plenty of opportunities for environmental shots like this.
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by Tony Britton on Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:45 pm
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Gary Gulash wrote:
Very strong composition, really like the way the sea lion just fits into the scene (you were perfectly positioned).  Looks like this may have been harsh lighting but you managed to get a nice balanced exposure out of it with great detail.

Yes, the lighting was a bit challenging, to be sure. It was fun positioning myself without disturbing the sea lion. Patience, patience, patience!
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by Tony Britton on Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:49 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Lovely composition with the inclusion of the habitat and I really like that the body line and head angle mimic the top line of the far rocks.  Sweet detail and light add the finishing touches to this very nice image!

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Thank you, Carol. It's a rare environmental shot from me since I really enjoy portrait captures! Those beautiful rock formations were pretty hard to ignore, though. 
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by Tony Britton on Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:57 pm
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Paul Rossi wrote:
This is my favorite kind of wildlife image - one that takes a nice landscape scene and places the subject perfectly, and with a great pose.  Your line,  [font=Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif]"My wife and I make the perfect point-and-shoot photography team. She points and I shoot!"  brought a smile to my face and I mentioned to my wife that it applies to us as well.  She agreed.[/font]

Thanks for you generous comments, Paul. Glad you like my signature line. It makes all the difference when you can enjoy the wonderful company of your spouse and truly make it a team effort. We've been happily married for 36 years! 
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by Nate Chappell on Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:36 pm
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Lovely comp and lighting Tony!
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