The back story was as great as the pic. Thanks sharing
Grey Seals at the dune of Helgoland, Germany.
Great shots, I wish I'd have had access to my current gear back when I was frequently at Helgoland in the 90s ... but a film camera with a mushy 100-300 usm lens doesn't cut it. It's certainly one of the best to see those!A whole bunch of my favorites
IMG_8836 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr
I originally didn't want to reply in this thread because it means "subscribing" to it and getting no ends of notifications ... but this shot made me do it anyway - one of the nicest I've seen recently! That's because it's not your usual lion or zoo animal, but something less exotic in its authentic environment.
You should definitely send this one to some competition or try to spread it further than just CR or your flickr page, even though it doesn't seem to look directly into the camera but that's the way these animals are. The horsies I usually shoot also insist on looking right next to the camera because that's the way their vision works.
The framing is a liiiittle off for my taste, if it's cropped/rotaed maybe recover some space below the goat or try to use the heal brush to copy/paste some rock if possible. I'm very prone to leaving not enough space below whatever I'm shooting, and it's the same here, but maybe it's just my impression?
Thank you to everyone who liked my work. I'm very proud of the goat photograph as it required a lot of work to get. This was photographed at the tallest peak around me at a hight of 9,596 feet. The hike took in total about 6 or so hours and I had about 30 pounds of gear on my back. While I was taking a photograph of the landscape, that goat tried to eat my hat!