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Waiting for the Sun

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« on: January 31, 2010, 09:52:35 pm »

I was down at the Port this morning and spied these sea lions on the docks trying to bask in the morning sun that was in and out of the clouds. We've had so much rain this January (30") , I'm sure they're tired of the wet stuff also. Hope we all have an early Spring!



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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 09:58:49 pm »

They look fed up richard with all that rain.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 10:12:36 pm »

Love the first image Richard looks like the sea-lions are posing for their picture to be taken  Smiley  but yeah they're not too happy looking at all!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 10:20:48 pm »

they seem to be eyeing you up in the first.
Lovely shots.
Sorry to hear about all the rain there, in Ireland we know how you feel. We don't get it all at once, it just seems to be constant drizzle or various classes of "soft day". Plays bugger with photography.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 11:05:42 pm »

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but sometimes it rains dozens of times in the day, with sunny intervals between. Quite infuriating when you get all four seasons every 10 minutes.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 09:45:02 am »

Lovely shots Richard... but they do look like they are wondering what you are pointing at them and why in that first one.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010, 03:15:20 pm »

Thanks for the comments gentlemen. The sea lions are very skeptical of the human species, especially around the Rogue River. I could only get within 150' or so before they began to slip into the water, The sea lion are the bane of the salmon fisherman here, actually attacking and taking the fish off of fishing lines. They have a sea lion patrol here during the summer months that throw firecrackers into the river to try and scare the sea lions off whenever someone hooks a 50 pounder. I find it very amusing since I don't fish for salmon, only fly fish for trout in the tributaries upriver.
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2010, 05:17:42 pm »

Splendid subject, amazing patterns on the fir - thanks for sharing these with us Richard.
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