The Eyes Said "Fries"

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 16 November 2017 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A harbour seal at Fisherman's Wharf in Victoria B.C., fixed me with this old soul gaze and the next thing I knew, I was forking over a couple of my french fries.... but not before grabbing this quick portrait.

Canon EOS REBEL XSi 1/100 second F/5.6 ISO 400 90 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

ha ha . . what a wonderful expression . . and it clearly worked !

16 Nov 2017 6:51am

@Ronnie 2¢: Refusal was futile !

k@ from Paris, France

What a clever angle, love the way she looks at you/us (and fries ;) Very human eye she has, full of thoughts and distance (a temper, for sure !). Excellent blue mood.

16 Nov 2017 7:02am

@k@: The eyes seemed very gentle, and also I found it interesting how water on their skin makes it nearly impossible to tell if you are in focus through the viewfinder. Thanks very much, Karine! (also for looking at several older photos during your visit)

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

She seems very friendly ! even if it is interested )) I did not think that they liked something else than fishes ! A beautiful meeting and a very beautiful capture in the corner of the frame !

16 Nov 2017 7:26am

@Anna Cherer: They prefer small fish treats at this harbour, but I think over time they have grown used to other snacks, and so yes I tossed two french fries into the water and they were promptly gobbled up. Thanks !

omid from mashhad, Iran

wonderful shot!
Lovely portrait!

16 Nov 2017 7:36am

@omid: My thanks !

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like your way of framing.

16 Nov 2017 9:22am

@Hiro: Thanks very much for saying so.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise ! J'aime

16 Nov 2017 10:13am

@Martine Libouton: Merci, Martine.

Devi from Chennai, India

Cute portrait !! He / she is asking you for some !! Did you oblige ?

16 Nov 2017 10:45am

@Devi: I did; two french fries. I also saw a few people offering small fish which can be purchased by one of many vendors on the wharf. Thanks, Devi.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of this seal!! I love how its whiskers radiate outward in this shot!

16 Nov 2017 12:44pm

@Steven: It was those fanning whiskers that made me want to frame the shot like this. Thanks, Steven.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A heart touching portrait!

16 Nov 2017 2:19pm

@Ruthiebear: So glad you like it; thanks Ruthie and also for the remix.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle tête qui ressort de l'eau quelle vue et ocmpo sueprbe.

16 Nov 2017 2:44pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup !

Gérard from Allauch, France

Ah yes where are mussels

16 Nov 2017 2:47pm

@Gérard: Ha.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

c'est du bon travail

16 Nov 2017 3:36pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Ha ha, he has perfected that look to get treats. Excellent portrait.

16 Nov 2017 3:42pm

@Steve Rice: It's a pretty easy life, getting treats from a harbour compared to seeking food in the open ocean. Thanks!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of his look !

16 Nov 2017 4:30pm

@Mhelene: Thanks !

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

A beautiful image also, with the azure water and his face almost reminds me of a planet, like Earth, drifting in the heavens....I hope they were crinkle cut fries...easir for us old dogs to digest...Nevertheless... Really a col picture her, Rick ;-)

16 Nov 2017 11:40pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Aw ! What eyes !

17 Nov 2017 12:26am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

well chips are always good for building up the blubber :) Nice portrait

17 Nov 2017 8:50pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

"simple" by Jaya

adorable animals by Ruthiebear