Sea Lion Pileup

Uploaded: October 05, 2006 13:05:00 | Entered: March 08, 2021 08:14:14



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William C. Raco level-classic October 05, 2006

What a great catch, Donna!
Love the grouping of Sea Lions and the rich blue water
Very nice photo!

Bill #534805

Jenny Bosmans October 05, 2006

I second Bill, Donna...what a wonderful scene and great capture! :) #3411925

October 05, 2006

Great capture of those noisy characters! I love to hear them bark! They bit someone here at Newport on the thigh last week! Pesty little beggers but cute! You got a good one! #3412080

Ken Smith level-classic October 05, 2006

It's like they're on lookout--each having his own field of view, on the watch. Well done, Donna. #3412411

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 05, 2006

Thank you Bill, Jenny, Joyce and Ken for your great comments. This was captured off the coast of Oceanside, CA. We were on our fishing boat. The seal lions are always fun to visit especially when we have our children with us!!! #3412759

Chaba Kasanitsky October 05, 2006

Beautiful colors, great details - good job Donna ! #3412926

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 05, 2006

Thank you Chaba and Douglas very much! #3413067

Evy Johansen level-classic October 05, 2006

What a wonderful capture, Donna!! Love it! #3413172

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 05, 2006

Great caputr of these wonderful sea mamals Donna!! Very well done!! <>< #3413219

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 05, 2006

Terrific catch and capture, Donna!! Wow!!! #3413272

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 06, 2006

Thank you Evy, Nancy and Susan for your compliments! #3415777

Susie Peek-Swint October 06, 2006

This is great Donna! I love sea lions and you've captured them so well with the light ~ nice shot! #3416010

Karen Engelbreth October 06, 2006

Wonderful capture, Donna! #3416245

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 06, 2006

Thank you Susie and Karen very much!! This was captured just before sunset and the lighting was very nice!! #3416253

Pat Gamwell October 08, 2006

They just don't get any cuter than this, Donna!!! I LOVE sealions! You really captured their loving essence...SUPERB! #3421236

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 08, 2006

Thank you Pat, they are very cute!! #3423659

eileen bedford October 08, 2006

Great capture Donna, those guys are soo cute.... #3423799

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 08, 2006

Thanks Eileen, they sure are!! Very fun to visit!! #3424008

Carolyn J. Connolly October 08, 2006

Awww, Donna - aren't they CUTE???!!! A really FABULOUS capture AND image - I just LOVE the lighting, colours, details, AND crop!! :o) #3424614

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 09, 2006

Thanks so very much Carolyn!!!! #3426816

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 10, 2006

Fantastic capture, Donna! Wonderful light, colors and composition! #3431323

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 10, 2006

Thank you Terry! #3431821

Terrill Province October 12, 2006

Great example of your eye for light and composition! It looks like you blew a whistle and they all posed perfectly on cue! I LOVE THIS SHOT!!! #3440273

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 12, 2006

Thanks so very much Terrill!! There is nothing like a big motorboat to draw their attention!! #3440519

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