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    Taken from the same sighting as the single walrus image posted, these four guys managed to spook themselves and so when one goes, they all go. They were quite content with our presence and there was enough comfort zone, but Walruses are easily startled and often by the most simple of things, but unlike females they are very tolerable of humans getting close providing they know you are there and so the key is to make noises, talk normally and occasionally stop when they check you out.

    Thanks to those who posted or viewed on the last posting.

    Steve

    Subject: Walruses (Odobenus Rosmarus) on pack ice escaping into the water
    Location: Svalbard
    Camera: Canon 5DIV
    Lens: 100-400f4.5 HH with Lee 100 CPL and 0.3ND filters
    Exposure: 1/2000s at f/16 ISO2500
    Original format: Landscape, slight crop from the top, bottom and RHS
    Processed via: LRCC & PS2020

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    Their colour works well with the cold blues, they don't seem to have much brain room and their eyes are almost popping out very interesting things something I won't see in the flesh I reckon.
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    A very good evening to you Steve,
    This is simply stunning. What gorgeous light! Superb capture, very nice timing too

    Love the action and water splash, overall image is very well exposed with beautiful colours, great detail on the subjects. Super techs, nice thinking on DoF:)

    In terms of composition, this is a well balanced frame where the subjects command the viewer's attention in equal measure. How did you get them to cooperate ?

    I so enjoyed viewing, a thoughtfully processed and presented frame with so much to look at. BG is awesome too.

    Beautiful work Steve, thank you so much for sharing with us!

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    Thanks folks, on reflection a tad tight, but shooting from a zodiac is not always the best of locations.

    I won't see in the flesh I reckon.
    Ooh I'm sure that is not the case Tim, the world has a huge amount to offer and you are still young enough.

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    Light, detail and colors all wonderful. Magnificent creatures, such a treasure. Thank you for sharing, Steve.
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    Thanks Joe

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    [QUOTE=Steve Kaluski;1225313]Thanks folks, on reflection a tad tight, but shooting from a zodiac is not always the best of locations.

    Not too tight for me, Steve. Like it as presented
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Hi Steve — What a frame, and loved the light and the low pov. F 16 is a nice choice here , getting the subjects and the scene nice and sharp. Looks like the filters has not affected the details and sharpness for that matter. Nice field work and PP work as always.

    A nice shot indeed .

    TFS !

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    We often read and hear people say photography is all about light, well this image is that comment!
    I cannot say more Steve because I am not at my PC and looking on an uncalibrated screen, I cannot wait to get my PC back and have another look, but from what I see here the image looks outstandingly good.

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    Fascinating scene Steve, Love the subjects and the setting. Good techs and PP work as usual. Good detail, light and poses. Loved it.

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    Looks great. Nice poses from all the walruses. The setting is killer as well. Detail is superb.

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