Mike Baird

Northern Elephant Seal, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA 02feb200

Northern Elephant Seal, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA 02feb2008 - photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird http://bairdphotos.com Canon 1D Mark III w/ 600mm f/4 IS lens on tripod.

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Northern Elephant Seals Fighting, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA

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. Here are a few of them [Red Fox Pups] [Western Snowy Plover] [Adult Sea Otter] [Northern Elephant Seals in Battle] [Peregrine Falcon Fledgling]. About Getty Images gettyimages.com . About Flickr’s partnership with Getty Images flickr.com/help/gettyimages/ .
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Two male Northern Elephant Seals battling over breeding territory, as seen from the sanctioned pedestrian overlook viewing area (just south of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse) Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA (35 miles north of Morro Bay, CA) 02feb2008 - photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird bairdphotos.com Canon 1D Mark III w/ 600mm f/4 IS lens on tripod. Not cropped or Photoshopped - as shot, converted from RAW in ACR view original 3888x2592

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Lesson: Multiple lessons are illustrated here: Get close. Early light wins. Capture interesting behavior and action. Get the eyes in focus. Capture a catchlight in the eyes. Blur the background to make the subject pop using a wide aperture and long focal length lens.

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