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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


As if to provide the perfect example of yesterday's discussion of my discovery of the digital teleconverter function of my Sony Alpha 550 DSLR I encountered this seal pup taking a break while I was out for my morning walk yesterday. I wasn't even carrying my camera bag, just the camera with the kit lens, an 18-55mm zoom, when I spied this little fellow lolling on a boat ramp along the Westsong Walkway. With the zoom maxed out at 55mm I focused in on him and took a few shots. Then I switched to "live view" and pushed the teleconverter button which gave me the equivalent of 110mm - not much of a telephoto but it still effectively halved the distance between me and this Harbour Seal (Phoca vitulina) pup. I suspect this is a feature of my camera that I will be using regularly.


JoJo said...

AWWWWW What a cutie pie! Good thing he didn't come ashore in Newfoundland. ;p lol

biebkriebels said...

What a cute one, he is posing so well, lovely photo.

Janet said...

Looks like he is enjoying lounging at the water's edge.