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    A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    Well we made it out on Prince William Sound for our first trip of the season. Still a lot of snow around and the weather was a bit damp but not windy. Finally got to shoot something other than dogs

    All of the critters were shot with a D800E and 500mm f4 VR. The landscapes were shot with a V1.

    Harlequin ducks like to hang out on rocks. The flight shot is pretty severly cropped and shot at ISO800 so finer details don't show very well.

    A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    A couple of shore birds. The first is a whimbrel and I believe the second is a lesser yellowlegs.

    A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    I tool a couple of hundre frames of otter shots. Not a lot of variety in water color as most were shot away from the shoreline. I'm still culling but here are a couple quick ones.

    A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    And a couple of landscapes. The first one was taken while walking the dog on tidal flats at the head of a bay. The second was taken in the anchorage where we spent Saturday night. Both stitched together with V1 images. You can see it was overcast and drizzly and there's still not much color in the world up here.

    A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

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    Re: A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    All are very enjoyable shots. Those ducks look so perfect. Are you sure you didn't set decoys on those rocks? I especially like the 1st and 3rd otter shots.

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    Re: A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    Beautiful images, all.. but my favourites are #5 & #7 as the seem to capture the personality of the otters.

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    Re: A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    Dan:
    Your first and third otter shots are REALLY good. I've shot them before and know how difficult it is to get fur detail against dark water. The first otter is especially sharp. Well done!

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    Re: A Couple of Sea Otters etc.

    Terri, those darn ducks sat so still I couldn't even get a shot with a bit of a head turn or anything. There mother must have taught them that they are camoflaged if they just sit still

    Thanks, Christina. They are cute little buggers. And they've mastered gender equality. The girls have just as big of whiskers as the boys

    Yeah, Bud, if you've shot otters you're familiar with the drill. They're just sitting there, how hard can it be, right?

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