Gray Whale Diving
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-06-08 9:17]
Well done, James.
Good sharpness and compo.
Interesting and useful content.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-06-08 10:10]
Hello dear James,
Sorry I've missed your latest postings and the things you've written. I'm very delighted to see you're still here, and I'm happy that you have such a strong personality and feeling better.
This is a very nice photo. TFS
All the best,
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-06-08 10:15]
Hi James. Once again a good picture taken hand held and from a boat. A great shot with good timing. well done TFS. Interesting notes too.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-06-08 10:59]
Wow! You caught the dive perfectly - great great timing. He made quite a splash - I love the dripping water. Fine details, wonderful action, and a great composition.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-06-08 11:35]
Very sharp with perfect moment to the the splash from the tail! even hand held!
many thanks for the useful notes about them!
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-06-08 11:45]
everyday i look to your pictures.
You have ben seen many animals and posted a lot, they all were beautiful also this one.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-06-08 12:10]
Wow!! Awesome capture, James!
Really well exposurd and great timing to capture this perfect moment.
Pin-sharp and very crisp.
Very well done!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-06-08 12:37]
Hi James, wonderful capture of the horizontal caudal fin of a Gray Whale my friend. Splendid shot in all aspects! Your notes are great as usual. TFS.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-06-08 13:28]
I am very familiar James..not only with the geography but the whales of course which I was used to seeing EVERY day on my 20 plus years of the California Coast...there is hardly a species I did not see, eat, pick, fish or anything but shoot...some with camera and I have just found videos from the day..so maybe I shall be doing that soon...but until then I shall have to look at your fine whale tail and leave it at that.
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-06-08 14:42]
Wow James, this is what I have only seen on the television! What an experience to see it in reality!
Great shot for one that was hand held on a boat!
Glad you're still posting!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-06-08 19:53]
excellent shot of the Gray Whale on diving action,
fine POV, amd DOF, i love the waves around the whale
and teh water coming down from his taill, TFS
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-06-08 21:13]
Great shot, fantastic composition and point of view, excellent timing, wonderful sharpness, good depth of field, very nice natural colors and superb details, i love the splash of the water from the tail.TFS
- dB_grafix (3019)
- [2008-06-08 23:18]
This is a shot I must try for one day. Being so close to this,yet never getting out to see them.
The droplets coming from the tail worked well James.That's good for handheld.
This is the point of view you would also want to see on a very calm early morning.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-06-09 0:33]
I like that kind of shots. I have seen humback wales in Antarctica but I dont have any good photo. Beautiful almost BW shot with good sharpness and nice composition
I like it very much
- SueThomson (603)
- [2008-06-09 0:38]
Well seen and captured. You have lovely sharpness on his tail and that water looks oh so cold!
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-06-09 6:02]
Hooo, lucky you to have witnessed those sea beauties! A perfect picture for a perfect creature, out of this world yet so close to us. Thank you!
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-06-09 8:51]
Nice to see you back. Wonderful shot and you have great timing here. I have seen the Gray Whale diving on national Geographic and you have portrayed it with equal skill. I like your choice of B/W, it gives a nice feel. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-06-09 9:49]
Well you certainly had a bountiful trip to Canada.
This is a wonderful capture of a rarity here on TN.
The focus is sharp and you have managed some lovely water detail.
- jai_glenny (775)
- [2008-06-09 12:30]
Your eyes have seen more than any one person could ever dream to glimpse. Expert timing to catch the swoop of the tail, in my mind the slap of the tail is making me grin. Thank you James as your shots always make me smile when I feel a little under.
- nkasot (217)
- [2008-06-15 22:49]
Superb capture of this whale caudal part. TFS. Greetings,
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-07-26 16:16]
I remember "Tofino" (Did you mean Tofino?). We've had several boats and we boated around there... but before we were into photography. Almost met Neptune himself during a storm there. I actually was not too sad to put the boating era of our life behind us... but we did see some beautiful scenery around Van. Island and in the fjords of western BC mainland. We've boated along with orcas and minky whales but never close to a gray. We've seen them sometimes from shore during the migration. They sometimes come into a cove along the Oregon coast and you can stand right above them and count the barnacles and look them in the eye!
It is always special to see the tail. I've never managed a photo of one though. My timing is not so good... and back then the shutter delay was so bad that it was next to impossible. I'm still impressed with the shots you get handheld from a moving deck.
Evelynn : )
- Ingrid1 (0)
- [2013-08-17 23:24]
I just found this image, a perfect candidate for my new theme " under and above the seas"
You caught the tail fin at a great moment. When we were in Antarctica the on board scientist was looking for this type of photo to set up a database trekking the whales (every tail is different!)
Thanks for sharing
Warm Greetings, have a happy week,