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Showing Off

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 1 September 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

There is a sealion rookery at Cape Arago. There were hundreds of sea lions hauled out on the rocks. You can hear them from a long, long way off. These two showing off seemed appropriate for Silly Tuesday.

CREATIVITY - John Paul Caponigro on his blog yesterday had an outstanding 19 min. video on creativity by Elizabeth Gilbert of "Eat, Pray, Love" fame. I commend it to you (if for no other reason to get you thinking more about creativity).

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Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

They are so cute! lovely!

1 Sep 2009 5:13am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Ils ont l'air si bien au soleil... Ils se confondent presque avec les rochers...

1 Sep 2009 5:24am

rem_la from Villiers, France

joli traitement des couleurs !

1 Sep 2009 5:37am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Lovely ! They seems to be very happy to pose for you !

1 Sep 2009 5:45am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Firstly a SUPERB shot Jack!!! Secondly...perfect for Silly Tuesday lol hahahah they really are giving you the pose lol!!!

1 Sep 2009 5:54am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

great shot you can normally smell them as well

1 Sep 2009 6:28am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

magnifiques dans cette lumière dorée

1 Sep 2009 6:48am

masoud from tehran, Iran

oh ! it's very interesting , well done

1 Sep 2009 6:48am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Ahhh they are so cute! Beautiful shot
I love the lighting and composition

1 Sep 2009 7:05am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wow, what an image...looks like 3-D
Thanks for the video referral. I've been inspired by Eat, Pray, Love, in a way that made a shift in my life when I needed it most!

1 Sep 2009 7:26am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

A fantastic sight,you are very lucky !!

1 Sep 2009 7:53am

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe lumière, pour cette belle image.

1 Sep 2009 8:13am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Beautiful colors and compo, well done!

1 Sep 2009 8:33am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

A fine shot!

1 Sep 2009 9:06am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Lovely shot, fantastic tones and light.

1 Sep 2009 9:11am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Nice warm capture, they look proud

1 Sep 2009 9:18am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Beautiful composition and colors.... great shot!!

1 Sep 2009 10:21am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great capture.

1 Sep 2009 10:23am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great photo of these guys. And great processing!

1 Sep 2009 10:30am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Oh they are so beautiful and they know it! What a great shot!

1 Sep 2009 10:39am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Excellent compo, lovely processing. Warm warm light here :)

1 Sep 2009 10:40am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Wonderful ! Great framing and colors and expressions very well captured !

1 Sep 2009 10:49am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

oh, the special treatment gives its charm to this unusual picture for me, a light so almost untouched nature .. bravissimo Jack

1 Sep 2009 10:57am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

oh it's so lovely ! They take advantage of the sun...a beautiful light. Kiss

1 Sep 2009 12:40pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

They are soooooo beautiful and a little silly, sure lol

1 Sep 2009 12:53pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

great shot... they look almost like bronze Statutes....

1 Sep 2009 1:04pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

We went to the Sea Lion Caves and remember the low roar for quite a distance.
This is a super closeup, Jack.

1 Sep 2009 1:09pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

FANTASTIC shot , Jack :)) Processing work is amazing , so they look like a golden statues :)) 5* shot !!!

1 Sep 2009 1:31pm

AEparker from Norfolk, United States

Great shot and processing!

1 Sep 2009 1:41pm

Don from spokane, United States

You captured a couple of good ones from among all the choices. I like the warm light and how well it shows them and the surf.

1 Sep 2009 2:05pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous capture! Animals can be so silly and so fun to watch! Happy ST!

1 Sep 2009 3:38pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

They certainly did strike a pose for you for Silly Tuesday.
Great light and processing. I like the light and shadows of their ribs of fat.

1 Sep 2009 3:55pm

Ajay from Pune, India

And they really helped you the ST shot. Lucky you!!!

1 Sep 2009 4:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Two beauties! Great shot, Jack.

1 Sep 2009 4:22pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, well done. Love this one. Beautiful lighting. And stunning poses.

1 Sep 2009 4:29pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful and fantastic meeting, jack, they are both superb!
still endangered animals!

1 Sep 2009 4:36pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Belle lumière sur ces otaries se dorant au soleil!

1 Sep 2009 5:16pm

alex centrella from California, United States

fantasticd capture and colors..

1 Sep 2009 5:20pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb wild animals in a beautiful light ! great capture !

1 Sep 2009 5:58pm

Mathilde Collot from Dans l, France

There is a particular tenderness in the position of these sea lions! the light is sublime!

1 Sep 2009 6:06pm

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

So lovely ! Great light too ! Nice to see them in the nature!

1 Sep 2009 6:27pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Excellent shot! I really love the light on these guys!

1 Sep 2009 6:29pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A great capture, they are so beautiful with this warm light. Love theit funny attitude.

1 Sep 2009 6:49pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

They do strut their stuff. ;-) Nice. Happy ST.

1 Sep 2009 6:49pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Ils se dorent la pillule au soleil

1 Sep 2009 7:06pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

great shot Jack..... I can hear them in the distance......saw a ton of them on the wharf in San Francisco, but not lucky enough to get a great shot like this, back then!!!

1 Sep 2009 7:11pm

@Susan: When we lived in Juneau, I would kayak amongst them. Also would paddle out to isolated islands that were major sealion rookeries.

Manel from Girona, Spain

Good photo, and very appropriate

1 Sep 2009 7:26pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

The colours, the poses, the movement, the sunlight - could this photo be any better?! A true delight - well done, Jack.
P.S. Your Juneau story has left me very envious!

1 Sep 2009 8:10pm

@Sarah: Thanks, Sarah. When in Juneau, I was an obsessive ocean kayaker for over 5 years.

k@ from Paris, France

What a light and bright palette !!

1 Sep 2009 8:29pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Showing off and getting a suntan.

1 Sep 2009 8:53pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

They are beautiful, and yes, silly too!

1 Sep 2009 9:45pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

They seem to appreciate their sun bath. Beautiful!

1 Sep 2009 11:29pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful composition, John! They definitely are showing off with their noses in the air. Great colors and capture of the water's whitecaps.

2 Sep 2009 1:07am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

...they are showing you their good side!
Oh wait..all sides are good.
Love the light and composition :)

2 Sep 2009 2:46am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Smile for the camera. A super catch Jack.

2 Sep 2009 2:59am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Before I read the title the first word that came to mind was 'posers'! :) Lovely capture of these sunbathing sealions and beautiful colors.

2 Sep 2009 4:41am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful capture

2 Sep 2009 4:52am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

I love it!

2 Sep 2009 1:53pm

bekkah from United States

stellar shot!!!!

2 Sep 2009 5:27pm

@bekkah: Thanks.

Elionore from Eskilstuna, Sweden

very nice.

3 Sep 2009 7:35am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Almost like a painting...wonderful shot..awesome colors tones

6 Sep 2009 7:07am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Enjoying the sun... they are posing... as top-models... beautiful colors...

6 Sep 2009 3:50pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Great capture. They're certainly not camera shy, are they? (They're probably looking skyward to figure out that warm, bright disk they've never seen.)

7 Sep 2009 5:46pm

@Gary Hart: True, it's not California. But we just might get more sunshine than you do on the Coast in the summer. What happens here is that the fog often comes in and out all day. Sealions are great fun. Thanks for the visit.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

AMAZING processing and very beautiful shot!! gorgeous work!!

8 Sep 2009 5:44pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, dj

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway


8 Sep 2009 7:30pm