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    Hi folks just back from Helgoland
    I had a great week in terms of sightings on the island , large numbers of Seals with lots of new born .
    Weather was not on my side , sadly, not a single minute of sunshine .....but nice dark grey skies , fog high in the sky and drizzling rain from time to time .
    The majority of shots were taken with a minimum Iso of 16k .... so the IQ could be better most of the times , but i have to take it as is .

    This image was taken at the pebble part of the three beaches on the Dune ( Name of the Seal location on Helgoland ) . The Dune is part of Helgoland , a little sandy island separated from the main island .

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    EF 500 IS L II + 1,4 TC
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    F 6,3 ; Iso 8000 ; 1/ 1600 sec ; man EXP

    Processed with DPP 4.5 and PS CC 2017 ; cropped for comp and very little pebble gardening

    Thanks for watching and commenting to my previous posting

    Cheers Andreas

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    Andreas you do yourself an injustice! This is a super shot the quality is excellent, you pick up the finest details in the fur - sheer delight to look at. My only suggestion would be to trim 1cm off the base. I was going to suggest Dodging the left eye a little but I think it is fine.

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    Thanks Jon , i was referring to the shots taken at 12.800 and higher that i will post soon over the next days .I left the OOF FG to start with a blurred area . The eye is already dodged ever so slightly
    Cheers Andreas

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    Hi Andreas - Definite cute factor with that wave. Nice detail, colors and sharpness. I would crop to more of a pano to remove the lighter band at the top of the frame. Looking forward to seeing more.

    TFS,
    Rachel

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    Absolutely brilliant imho !!! Such wonderful inviting colours and great IQ. Add the cuteness and beautiful eye contact and you have a winner. Image has a zen type relaxing feel to it

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    Hi ANdreas -- This is a fine image ! Excellent details and lovely muted colours . I liked the pebbles in the FG , really adding to the image . Very nice details in the fur quite similar to the way Steve had managed the same on Rachel's lioness image .

    Loved it ! TFS !

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    Hi Andreas, enjoying the MKII?

    Cracking image, although I might just 'blown in' some more blue along the top for continuity?

    TFS
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    Thanks Rachel, Basil , Hasseeb , Jon and Steve for your kind comments and suggestions , much appreciated .
    Rachel & Steve - i am 50/50 on the lighter strip on top of the frame , i hear what you say regarding continuity , but i actually like it as is . Anyway thanks for pointing this out i was also thinking during PP your way .
    Cheers Andreas

    Steve - yes i enjoyed the MK II .... performed well most of the times , specially under the not very nice conditions !!!!

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