Gi'z a Kiss

A pair of leopard seals at Taronga Zoo.

I stupidy had forgotten to adjust my ISO after a previous section of the zoo, so this is a bit on the noisy side.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 27th December 2008, This photo: 3:31pm

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  • Aussie.501 said:
    Still a great shot - well captured.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) 'twas quite amusing really, the one on the right kept trying to snuggle up to the one on the left, but it wasn't having a bar of it.
  • weesen said:
    You just take such lovely shots!
  • Debbie from Brisbane said:
    Very cool shot David!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Still an incredible shot Dave - I really like the new border too, works very well.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Sometimes you just need to go with it, despite the noise. Besides, ISO 800 prints fine roughly A4 size. :)
    I think this border works with the animal shots well, still like my top/bottom black cinematic border for landscapes though.
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Great timing, vicious teeth on those things! It looks like they're fighting not snuggling.
  • Richard.Fisher said:
    Looks great David. I know how frustrating it can be when a shot is missed because of an incorrect setting choice. Almost all of my shots of Uluru at Sunset were at ISO3200! (I had been trying to photograph wild camals from a moving minibus on the way to the rock). This has come out great however at ISO800, certainly on the smaller size it has.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah those teeth are pretty amazing. Apparently they eat penguins (amongst other things). Oddly enough, their enclosure was physically separated from the penguins ;-)
    Oh bummer - iso 3200! Really sucks when you notice it far too late to reshoot too.
  • Vucko1000 said:
    Hey David, I hope you had a good stay in Sydney! Taronga zoo is great, I love it too
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ana :) I should have organised a meet for when I was down there - slack aren't I ?
  • richardfenton75 said:
    Looks like you are having a great time. Hope things are going well and you have had the appropriate amont of "David Time" to get more shots.
    Loved the Panda!
  • NKN Photography said:
    Another great capture David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Back in Brissie and back at work now. 'twas a good trip, got some decent photography in, balanced well with family time too.
    Thanks Nigel :)
  • Cass n Dan said:
    OMG i love this. Dan and i have only been taking photos for a couple of months. Hope to take pics like yours one day.
  • David de Groot said:
    Keep at it, you're doing well so far :)
  • Cass n Dan said:
    Aw thank you so much :) Dan and love taking photos so much. I always get excited about going out to take photos.