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Napoli whale

Napoli whale
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sony 70-200 F2.8 G, UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-08-06 12:48
Viewed: 4555
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today a surprise when we approache Napels,a few miles of Napels inthe bay I spotted this whale,maybe not one of the best shots of a whale,but for me as sailor for quite someyears now the first one I spotted in the mediterenean sea and this close to Napels,at the moment we are anchored and will enter port tomorrow early am,another fenomen you notice when you approach Napels is the vulcane mount vesuvius,I suppose well known to all of you with its destroyed city pompei,at the moment we approached there were quite some planes extinquishing the fires (see picture in ws)on the flank of this mountain,I suppose this has something to do with the heat of last weeks which caused lots of fires in these areas,but I am not shore.I made some nice shots of this mountain,even the fires are noticeble,however dont know if posting is appropiate as the building alongside the coast are visible as well,anyway I hope you like my first mediteranean whale,it is cropped about 50% and sharpened before upload,the picture is taken hanheld from a vessel,hope you like it and
Thanks for your visit

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Hello Paul great find not easy getting whale shots especially in the Med still focus was good, wonderfull, would be nice to catch its tail maybe next time tfs rgds Necip

Hello Paul,
the fire near Naples are not due to the hot but to the stupid people.
There are about 200 fires now in Italy but only few have natural causes.
They hope to get a building permit when the shoreline is burnt... really stupid...

BTW, nice capture of a whale in the Mediterranean sea, really rare even if we had a whale sanctuary near GENOVA over the Corse isle, but it's not easy to spost them.


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