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Ok, where's my umbrella??
2nd PlaceOk, where's my umbrella??
bobonacus


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Challenge: Baby Animals (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Location: Donna Nook, Humberside, UK
Date: Nov 29, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2010

Taken last November with a hired 500mm f/4 ... awesome bit of kit :) I had the camera on my tripod and manfrotto mount, the tripods legs go out flat so the camera was just higher than the beach.

At Donna Nook you can go down to the beach where the seals are, not too many people know as there is a walkway along the top of the beach where the "Nursery" is. Great experience and as long as you didn't get too close they didn't really mind.

There was just a sudden storm on the beach (had been overcast all day) which is why this little guy is fairly soaked!!

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Wohoo, a ribbon :) Thanks for all the votes and comments ... I kept coming back to recheck the rules to make sure you could enter an old photo!! And top score for the lens ... if only I had a spare 6 grand I'd buy one!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 138
Avg (all users): 7.2434
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.0317
Avg (non-participants): 7.3933
Views since voting: 5414
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 152
Comments: 28
Favorites: 11 (view)


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08/22/2010 04:09:24 PM
Congratulations!
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08/21/2010 10:57:50 AM
Congrats! I liked the caption too - it is brilliant!
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08/18/2010 09:43:21 AM
I see that BIG HONKING LENS in your profile pic. It was worth the rental price I would say :0)
Superb work Robert, congratulations !
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08/17/2010 11:27:01 AM
sooo soo cute!!! Fantastic picture!
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08/16/2010 06:03:35 PM
Awwwwwww, fantastic shot Rob and well done on the ribbon :-)
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08/16/2010 04:57:50 PM
Beautiful photo
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08/16/2010 01:01:53 PM
He's just SO cute ;-) Great shot, Robert. Congrats on the red.
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08/16/2010 12:06:42 PM
Great shot well done
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08/16/2010 11:00:24 AM
adorable. Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/16/2010 08:30:31 AM
Nice to see this doing so well. Congrats.
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08/16/2010 06:15:32 AM
terrific shot Bob. Nice to make that lens work for you even after you had to give it back =¬)
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08/16/2010 06:11:04 AM
I love it. Congrads.
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08/16/2010 04:13:07 AM
Congratulation on the red!
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08/16/2010 02:14:57 AM
Well deserved, Bob. Congrats.
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08/16/2010 01:58:18 AM
very cute!not a great image though. a bit noisy and not tack sharp.
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08/16/2010 01:45:31 AM
Great shot Bob - congrats on the red.
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08/16/2010 01:22:46 AM
I couldn't for the life of me remember who took these pictures...NOW I remember...such a beauty...ever read about the silkies?
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08/16/2010 12:27:00 AM
Awesome Detail, congrats!
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08/16/2010 12:17:32 AM
so so cute. Congratulations on your placement!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2010 10:59:09 PM
What a sweet, sweet face. Love how you got down to this level to take the shot.
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08/13/2010 10:27:41 PM
Oh a schmoo! If you don't know what a schmoo is, google it. Also a lovely damp photo.
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08/13/2010 09:59:25 PM
wow! this is the winner!!
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08/12/2010 03:15:07 PM
Too cute... poor thing
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08/10/2010 05:10:50 PM
Oh my what a face! Love this pic! *9*
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08/10/2010 01:56:27 PM
Oh my, those eyes! What a wonderful capture. Nice job getting down to it's level,and getting great clarity and use of background blur.
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08/10/2010 09:06:14 AM
Simply adorable! Pitiful looking, but adorable.
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08/09/2010 02:20:30 PM
perfect PoV for this - nice capture
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08/09/2010 11:05:28 AM
This is so pathetic. Hard to tell what sort of animal this is at first. But the image is wonderful. Very soft pastel colors, and great detail on the fur. Nicely cropped, and the eye level is perfect.
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