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the eye of the dolphin

the eye of the dolphin
Photo Information
Copyright: crepet nathalie (natc) (4)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-04
Categories: Mammals, Ocean
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Underwater World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-30 7:37
Viewed: 5103
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot with a cheap waterproof "disposable" camera while snorkeling with dolphins in Ras Samadai.

The quality is not great with this kind of camera, and the framing is not perfect : you have very few time when the dolphins come to you and the framing while snorkeling is a great challenge!

Anyway this photograph shows how close the doplhin was. you can imagine how excited I was when he came to me as a curious child wanting to play. a great moment.

The colors are natural, thanks to the light and very clear water. I just re-equilibriate them using PSP 8 to increase the drawings created by the reflect of the surface on the dolphin skin.

Ras Samadai is a Reef located in the Red Sea near Marsa Alam. It is well known for the dolphins living there : the reef is a protected lagoon where the baby dolphin use to grow up.
Last year, the increasing number of boats bringing thousands of swimmers every day became a real danger for the dolphins living there. Fortunately, a project of national park with restricted access was accepted. It is now possible to dive and swim but some parts of the lagoon are no longer accessible, and the number of tourists and time spent in the lagoon are limited.

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J'aime beaucoup les dauphins et j'ai aussi eu la chance en mer rouge de nager avec eux lors d'une croisière de plongée. J'espère que les autorités egyptienne sauront préserver les espèces en les protégeant du tourisme de masse avec des restrictions d'accès aux sites. Pour l'image, j'ai essayé un workshop.

Welcome on TN Nathalie. You are right it is not very sharp and it looks a little pixelated too. Try to clone the white sparklets out in PS or a similar program. I think Chantal did a nice WS.

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