Ricarda Dudek  

Baby Seal by Ricarda Dudek

September 2023 - Baby Seal

About the Image(s)

The photo was taken off Cape Cod, MA. very quickly as the baby seal caught me by surprise. I was in a 14’ dingy, turned around, and there he was! Snapped a photo as fast as I could and he was gone. What fun!

Camer Settings: Nikon D7000
Nikon Lens 18-105 mm
1/640 sec @ f-4.0, ISO 80

Lightroom was used in post-processing.

6 comments posted

Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Hi Ricarda: What fun that was!! As expected, the seal is not as sharp as it should be, but the splashes of water and the waves around him are wonderful. To enhance the image some, I'd put catch lights in his eyes. Great capture on the go.   Posted: 09/18/2023 17:34:23
Ricarda Dudek   Ricarda Dudek
Lee Ann: You are so right, as usual. I knew it was not my best shot, but there is something I really like about this 'lil seal. Love your suggestion to put catch lights in his eyes.   Posted: 09/21/2023 13:48:44

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Ricarda, I like the image, the eyes caught me. A little darker contrast may help but overall very nice.
  Posted: 09/21/2023 18:06:04
Ricarda Dudek   Ricarda Dudek
Thanks for your comments Peter. Yes, it is always about the eyes, isn't it.   Posted: 09/22/2023 11:31:09

Bob Scott   Bob Scott
Nice image. As said, not the sharpest. I would tone done the glare on the seal's forehead--whether reducing highlights or burning a bit

I would probably try lightening the eyes a bit--don't know if that will work with this set of eyes   Posted: 09/22/2023 10:56:01
Ricarda Dudek   Ricarda Dudek
Thanks Bob. Your comments are always appreciated. Agree, the glare on the seal's forehead is a bit much.   Posted: 09/22/2023 11:34:23


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