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Jump of whale

Jump of whale
Photo Information
Copyright: Serge Holzemer (papou) (83)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-15
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Olympus Camedia C990 Zoom
Exposure: f/8.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-05 16:23
Viewed: 7826
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The bay of Samana is one of the most important concentrations of humpback whales in the world. One thousand of enter they come to reproduce or to give birth in warm and quiet waters of the bay. If humpback whales are not the biggest, they belong all the same to the group of the "big" whales : from 12 to 15 metres long and from 40 to 60 tons on average.
They are known to be the most playful and joyful, especially males !
The observation of whales constitutes the big attraction of the region of Samana.
It is strictly regulated: not too many boats, minimal distance to be respected...
To take this photo was for me a big pleasure.

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Very nice frozen action Serge. The focus is a little soft but it is ok here. I like the way the water is spread around and the composion with the whale breaking the horizon-line is very good. Though I think you could improve the picture by cropping out about half of the sky.

Nice shot of this breaching whale. I agree that focus is soft, but timing of shot, and framing of shot are great. Nice Work!

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-04-05 19:50]

Formidable...quelle beauté. Belle chance que vous avez eu.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-05 22:16]

Belle prise de cette baleine à bosse, ici au Saguenay à l'embouchure du fleuve St-Laurent à Tadoussac plus précisémment. le tourisme est aussi présent en grand nombre pour les excursion à la baleine. Les baleines à bosse sont très rare, mais parcontre on y trouve plusieur espéces, donc le rorqual Commun, Bleu, Petit, et des Bélugas en grand nombre.

Félicitation pour l'envoi.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-06 8:10]

Serge, this shot fills me with jealoucy! I really wish this was mine. Very well done and thanks for posting.

This photo fills me with a huge desire to be near the sea. I love your image and can relate to the joy you felt when taking it.
Well done and thank you for sharing it with us.

Wow, Serge, what a great capture. You witnessed something very special and I'm happy you got to see that!

The focus could have been a little better but the timing was impeccable!

Beautyfull photo.

Here is your points.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-26 11:16]

Nice action picture Serge!

To be honest, technically it is far from perfect. I can't see no plane of sharp focus in the picture, but I can understand considering you use a point and shoot AF camera. Although exposure is quite good.
The good point in your favor is that you caught the peak of the action and for this kind of shot, it's very important.
I would say, you are better with a slightly OOF at the peak of action picture than with a perfect focus disapered whale underwater picture. ;o)
Great action picture and TFS

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