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Walrus @300mm
Posted By: RollsUp, 05-17-2008, 07:01 PM

My first image post.
K100D Super
DA 55-300
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1/320
f8
Cropped and sharpened a little in Lightroom.


A sure sign of spring. Females with young, one a newborn.
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05-17-2008, 07:37 PM   #2
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Welcome...absolutely stunning image!
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Beautiful shot.
Thanks for posting it, Susan
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Stunning doesn't do it for me on this one. I keep coming back to view it.

The tones are wonderfully mellow...the gradations smooth, the textures have such tactility to them. Composition is spot on, exposure nailed and a beautiful moment frozen.

Frame it, caption it and sell it...I LOVE this shot.

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Abosolutely fanatastic image. Tones are wonderful and moody and the perspective is just great.

Where's the picture of the polar bear that was sneaking up behind you?

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Beautifully taken shot and for a first post you started off well. I agree that the textures and pastel colours are wonderful here. Thanks for posting the shot and maybe this one should be submitted to the Pentax Gallery.
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Wow that is National Geographic quality,Planet Earth and the Blue Planet series - very well done.

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Congrats for this pic, looks all around excellent, in every aspect I could think of!

You must have gotten that bright but diffused light from the sky, as far as spherical appearance and colors come across on my screen, as well as the shades' details.

Could you please tell us something about how you managed to get this shot?

Also, I do not quite get it how those creatures seem to be laying flat on the water?

They look so different, yet seem so similar to humans in their behaviour, or is it just me and my strange habits :-)
All the best, Georg (the other)
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It is just superb. Stunning.
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Wow! That's an amazing shot.
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Kudos! That is an excellent shot!
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stunning, but

where were you when you took this picture?
wow!
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I endorse every one of the foregoing comments!!
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What Bramela said!
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What an amazing shot. I keep coming back to look at this. You really nailed it in every regard. This is defintiely the best photo i have seen taken with the DA55-300mm. After seeing this, i feel happy that i've pre-ordered this lens. Thanks for sharing.
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