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    Hi folks back to Namibia ,
    This time i take you to the rough coast , to Cape Cross to the largest Cape Fur Seal colony in Namibia . Cape Cross is located roughly 160 km north of Swakopmund at the Skeleton Coast ....
    There you can visit the Seal colony with up to 250.000 individuals .... quite impressive on all counts , all your senses will be affected ... LOL, LOL , LOL .
    Each morning is thick fog ...by early afternoon the sun breaks through and you have harsh light , not the best place on earth in terms of soft light . Before the soft light comes ... the visitors have to go ..... sadly .
    Here you see five youngsters on the way to the water ...

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    F 10 ; Iso 1600 ; 1/2000 sec ; man exp and Auto Iso

    Processed with DPP 4 and PSCC 2019 ; cropped to pano for composition from all sides .

    Thanks for watching and commenting to my previous posting

    Cheers Andreas

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    Nice view of all these youngsters. Like the expression on the middle one. You handled the light very well. The pano crop works.

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    Hello Andreas,

    Awesome little chaps, love the pose!

    Super techs, well exposed and nice detail too, tonality looks good, crop works very well.

    I like this as presented Boetie, no crits from me. Really enjoyed viewing, let us see some more if you have

    Kind regards,
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Hi Andreas -- You have some terrific variety to offer. I really like the way all of them looking towards the camera well almost all of them. Again nice handling of the light and nice tones and IQ. Not the most ideal angle though , I am sure there must be some restrictions on the same.

    Nicely done.

    TFS !

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    Hi Andreas, I don't mind the POV and as Haseeb mentioned, probably restrictions. F/10, I might have even gone to f/16 and dropped the SS a fraction. If there was more tonal difference in the subjects to the habitat I might have even changed the metering. Was the FP on the middle seal?

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    Looks pertty good to me I like the tones the pup second from right is slightly soft but as far as I am concerned not of any consequence, it's not as if you see them all at once and all in focus in real life.

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    Hi folks thanks so much for your comments ... much appreciated .

    Haseeb & Steve ... yes restrictions in terms of shooting angle , taken from boardwalk and these youngsters has been on the way to the beach , moving beneath that boardwalk !!! Depending on the time they do lurk on that boardwalk .... even if fenced . They do squeeze themselves through ....even adults find space to get onto that boardwalk . So always keep the eyes open . Meanwhile they do occupy the car park ... LOL . But as soon as you leave the path ..... or boardwalk , one can create a stampede in the colony .

    So best is to stay on that boardwalk or carpark to have relatively relaxed subjects .

    Steve ...i do see no benefit in changing the metering , but i am open to your thinking , just light up my mind . At F16 the lens is starting to become unsharp again .... sweetspot is F 11 and 13 is ok too !!!

    Thanks again ... Cheers Andreas

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    A cute line-up. You did well with the light. I love the stuff on the beach, everything but the shadows ...

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    Thanks Artie ... for your kind comment

    Cheers Andreas

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