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Challenge: Wildlife VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2014
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6
Location: Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
Date: Apr 15, 2014
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2014

Loch Dunvegan has a big colony of (common) seals. Some 300-400 seals are resting and hunting on and between the many small islands.
From the Dunvegan Castle you can make small boat trips to the seals, giving you the opportunity to see them real close.

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Place: 21 out of 96
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Views since voting: 354
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 129
Comments: 8
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04/23/2014 02:22:11 AM
Great shot Kees. Boy you have everything up there on Skye. I really need to pay a visit.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2014 05:10:38 PM
Really like the photo! What a great face.
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04/21/2014 11:58:36 AM
Aww, I do love photos of seals - I'm not sure whether you have caught this one mid-blink, if it has a cataract, or if there is strong reflection from the sky, but the right eye does look clouded or blind, which I find mildly distracting. I might have been tempted to try for a shallower dof, but respect your choice.
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04/18/2014 08:13:41 PM
7 from me
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04/17/2014 01:31:03 PM
he/she looks a bit sad. I love the detail on the ground.
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04/16/2014 05:29:27 PM
Beautifully done. Perfect exposure. DOF. The look. Composition It's a pretty slow moving animal so this helps get the shot right but the other factors mentioned make this a clean and lovable image.
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04/16/2014 01:41:59 PM
Well done, looks like a NATGEO shot.
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04/16/2014 04:47:40 AM
great portrait
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