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Dolphins in deep blue

Dolphins in deep blue
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8, Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-11 6:17
Viewed: 5349
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bottle-nose dolphins photographed from a fishing boat while heading for the islands of Todos Santos in Baja Norte, Mexico for a surfing adventure.
These waters were teeming with wildlife fron over fifty feet whales or eight hundred lbs. seals to fist size marine fowls all really cool critters but nothing manages to ever hypnotise my like dolphins only do.
In order to take pics of dolphins, I wait until they apear and start swimming (rather dance) with the boat, then I secure myself the best spotting place by hangin` over the nose of the boat, use a polarising filter to cut glare and then quickly start a maniacal rodeo with the waves and dolphins trying to catch a somehow lined up image of more than one dolphin as they torture my patience and test my steadiness with their superb cris-cross aquatic dances ...
Of course I realise this photo is not ,,perfect,, but nevertheless one must not struggle much to see plenty of beauty into it...
Let him who criticise do better and i`ll throw my hat at his feet !

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-11 8:59]

Hi Radu! I wish I could take photos of dolphins... This one isn't your best [it is not good to cut off a dolphin ;-)] but I like it. Good rays of light from bottom of picture.

It is generally very difficult to make such a shot with a perfect composition, because of speed, the unexpected reactions of the animals and many other reasons. Of course it would have been better not to have the animal on the left truncated. But I must say that I may not have done a better job.

Very good light on this shot, I'd cloned out the second dolphin.
Well done.

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