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    Hi folks .... one from Namibia and a seal image , have not posted one for a longer time.
    Image taken at Seal rookery at Cape Cross .... famous for the vast numbers of seals and the smell ...LOL.
    Difficult to get good shots at times , due to local circumstances .
    Nevertheless i got this one scratching herself .... as the nose seemed to be itchy .

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    F 10; Iso 6400 ; 1/2000 sec ; man exp and Auto Iso

    Processed with DPP 4 and PSCC 2019 ; slightly cropped for comp from LHS .

    Thanks for watching and commenting to my previous image .

    Cheers Andreas

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    Fun pose -- looks like "the Thinker". Great detail rendered and nice IQ across the board. The OOF seal behind is a little distracting but that is how these colonies go I guess. Nice exposure. TFS

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    Andreas, it is tough to get good shots in these large colonies. But this one works, the behaviour and the details make this image for me. Techs seem great.

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    Wonderful details Andreas, I accept the OOF seal is a little distracting but it is a part of the story you convey with the image. I might be tempted to subdue it a little if possible to reduce some contrast with the background.

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    Dear Andreas, this is such a nice behavioural shot! I realise this chap is having a good scratch but as soon as I opened the thumbnail I also thought, like Alex, here's 'The Thinker'

    Interesting pose and I quite like the subject's positioning within the frame. Superb detail and colours. Those whiskers are enormous!

    Regarding characters in the BG, I am quite certain you've done all you could to make them less obvious. So I am happy with this as presented, lovely work Boetie!

    Kind regards,
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Thanks Gabriela , Jon , Alex and Sanjeev for your kind comments .... much appreciated .

    Folks i do agree with you about the OOF seal not being ideal , but that is how it goes in such colony structure . Mostly something in the way or in the BG . So i have to live with .... and i can , and Jon reducing the contrast will only help marginally .

    Cheers Andreas

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