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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: 2007-08-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sony 70-200 F2.8 G, Digital RAW 100, UV Filter
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater Wonder World 3, Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-05 2:55
Viewed: 4431
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I am proud to present my 300th upload on TN,I thank all members for showing their pictures and give critiques to others,I have learned a lot and hope to learn more from your participation and I hope I can give back the same to you with sharing my pictures and critics.

Today an upload from an hour ago,once again we had some delphins playing around at our shipsbow and I could make a few shots,we are at the moment loaded underway from Augusta to Napels,vertical distance is about 5 to 6 meters from shipsbow to waterlevel,It is a full uncropped picture,resized and sharpened before upload,hope you like it and tfw

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-08-05 3:00]

Ha paul,

Gefeliciteerd met je 300 ste! Dit is echt een plaatje. Een dolfijn zo dicht bij de boot zien moet wel een heel wonderlijke ervaring zijn. De foto glanst en is echt heel scherp. Mooie actie-opname!
Ik heb ze zelf in Costa Rica ook gezien alleen van veel verder af.
Ik zou zeggen: op naar de 500!!


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-08-05 3:10]
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Hi Paul

Congratulations on #300 and a great shot to celebrate it. A wonderful opportunity and experience you captured very well. I sincerely hope we will still see another 300+ from your lens and it was great having you around the site so far.

The shutter was released just as the dolphin broke water and it made for an excellent presentation with the splashing water behind the mammal and the lovely blue and smooth ocean surface in front of the animal. The colours are very natural and the lighting was perfectly controlled.

Very well done and TFS.

Hi Paul
Congrats on your 300th!
Lovely shot, great colours and incredible sharpness at 1/320! I suppose you shot a hundred times to get this one

Hello Paul!
My best congratulation because of 300th! It is a really long time but I think good not only for you. We all had (and I hope we will have for long time) oportunity to learn a lot from your pictures :)
According to this photo I have to say that it was a very good idea to choose this picture for this moment - unique photo for special ocassion :)
Best greetings and once again my best congratulation!

Hi Paul,
Congratulations on 300th post. What a shot for the occasion, wishing you many more 300 post. Regards, Anil

Hoi Paul,
Gefelicitaart met je 300st foto. Da's zeker een super prestatie. Dit is echt een super mooi actie foto met erg mooi detail en prachtige kleuren en helderheid.
Ik moet ook zeggen dat het erg bijzonder vind dat je deze foto net hebt gemaakt en terwijl aan boord hebt geupload. Waar zouden we zijn zonder technologie.
Groeten en wel genieten van het warme Italiaanse weer.


hi paul,
a fantastic 300th upload !
marvellous colours and great sharpness.
good timing of course.
perfect for this beautiful animal !
TFS - carole

Beautiful 300th post! Congrats. Beautifully captured post! LOVE IT!!!! TFS

Hi Paul,
WOW! 300 posts..congratulations. A real beauty. The action is stopped vvery well showing great detail. Nice rich color saturation. Great action shot with a perfect POV.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-05 22:57]

Hello Paul,
Congratulations on your 300th!! I hope there'll be many more of your fine shots in the future. It's particularly exciting to see the ones you post from your travels across the seas! Like this close shot of the Dolphin which is really wonderful and well timed. Sharp details and lovely colours.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Bellissima foto: complimenti! Ottimi colori e nitidezza.

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Hello Captain Paul :)
Congrats on your 300 post!
Nice shot, really sharp and with a good light.

Do you never stop in Venice (where I live) with your ship?

hi paul!

two things i adore above all here in your picture:the blueness of the sea,and second the details of the scares on the skin of this dolphin!

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-08-06 9:25]

Hi Captain Paul,
Great great shot and congratulations with your 300th posting.
Go on. Really nice colours and the sharpness is wonderfull.

hi paul,
congratulations for your 300th post, what a nice post for the ocassion, the composition and the pov is very good, the spalsh of water adds to the look, sharp image, the blue water makes lovely bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Paul,

Congratulations on post no 300!! lovely shot, very well timed and composed, I'm sure these dolphins just love to have fun!!

Thanks also for your comments on my gull shot.



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-07 18:20]

Hello Paul

I love the colours and action in this shot.The composition is nicely done with the dolphin swimming diagonally.The focus is very good with lovely details.Very beautiful.Congratulations on 300 ,here is to many more!TFS


Hello Paul,
Very sorry that I've missed this great 300th upload on TN.
Congratulations with this and the fact that this is an excellent capture.
Love the viewing angle in wich we can take a look at the dophin from above.
Seems like these guys have a hard life looking at the scarfes.
Perfect sharpness, clarity, lighting and composition with the diagonal line of the dolphin.
Wonderful how it does stand out against the lovely blue color tones of the water.
Thanks for sharing and the good note.
Best wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-09 9:53]

Hej Paul,
I missed your 300th and am amazed by the clarity of this dolphin in-action by the bow-shot. Superb shot of high technical ans aesthetic quality, which for you as a ship's captain is very suitable as a 300th posting. Congratulations, thank you and I look forward to many more from you.
Thank you also for your kind words on my first anniversary on TN!

Hi Paul,
firstly, greeting for your 300th. I wish many hundreds.
I see mainly terrestrial animals and plants on TN. Less see mammals. Your last posts important for this case. nice capture with great details. beatiful colors. good notes. thanks
best wishes

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-10 13:17]

Hi Paul.
My heart congratulations on your 300th (!!!) post. I am very glad that I have met you here, that I can see your amazing pictures, read interesting notes and kind comments. My best wishes and next your 300 post during year.

This shot is amazing and symbolic (I mean you profession). Colours, details, sharpness, exposure parameters of the picture are great. TFS and compliments.
Yours Alexei.

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