California Sea Lions & Harbor Seals

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  1. Tony Britton

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    Here's a collection of my favorite sea lion & seal photos. I hope you enjoy them!

    Tony

    1. California Sea Lion (Monterey, California.)
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    2. Harbor Seal (Monterey, California.)
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    3. California Sea Lion (Monterey, California.)
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    4. California Sea Lion (Santa Cruz, California. Received recognition from editors at National Geographic!)
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    5. Harbor Seal (Monterey, California.)
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    6. Harbor Seal (Santa Cruz, California.)
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    7. Harbor Seal pup. (Monterey, California.)
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  2. Chrissy Cross

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    I'm impressed, Tony! Those are great photos.

    I always see them in Monterey but never this close....very good shots!
     
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  3. Tony Britton

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    Thanks, Chrissy. Here's a few more, which include a couple of my favorite black& white conversions.

    1. California Sea Lion (Monterey, California.)
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    2. California Sea Lion (Santa Cruz, California.)
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    3. California Sea Lion (Monterey, California.)
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    4. California Sea Lion (Santa Cruz, California.)
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    5. California Sea Lions (Santa Cruz, California.)
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    6. California Sea Lion (Santa Cruz, California.)
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    These are coffee table book worthy....have you ever considered it?


    I'll have to show these to my grandson....seeing him on Monday.
     
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    That's very kind of you to say that. Nature continues to astound and impress on a daily basis. We're all so very fortunate!

    Tony
     
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    Stunning pictures absolutely stunning!! Thanks for showing them..
     
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    How long have you been doing this, Tony? Have you done it professionally? I'm amazed at how good you are.
     
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    I really appreciate that, Holly.

    Tony
     
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    The first three, basking - delightful to see :)
     
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    Hi Chrissy,

    I bought my first digital camera in 2005. It had a whopping 3 megapixels and 8 x zoom! I'm not a professional but I've been fortunate in that I've been published in a national birding magazine and a National Geographic bird guide book for kids. I also had a black & white photo of a Great Egret selected and displayed in the "1st International Compact Photography Exhibition" that was held in Spain as one of the 100 best compact camera photographs.

    I've simply taken the time to learn the behaviors of my cameras and make every attempt to present situations that maximize their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. I can't tell you how how important it was for me to discover and fully embrace a style and look I desired in my photographs. That is, capturing a portrait style photograph that favors the slightly darker end of the exposure spectrum and with the specific goal of capturing a high level of detail in the subject I'm photographing. In this way, I have a definite game plan I follow every time I use my cameras and therefore, I'm assured consistent, reliable results.

    Tony
     
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    They're such a joy to photograph! Thanks for looking and commenting!

    Tony
     
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    Probably a lot of practice and hard work but you are a natural! You really have a knack for capturing an interesting and unique shot.
     
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    These are supremely beautiful subjects to photograph and an endless source of enjoyment! Thanks for your considerate words!

    Tony
     
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    Yes - as Chrissy says, a lot of patience. Would you have liked to do the active wild life filming for television ?
    The shots they get are breathtaking too ................
     
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    Most certainly. What a thrill it must be to film wildlife in these fantastic locations!

    Tony
     
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    I'll say, bit too hot for me though, more than a pity ................
     
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