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The Delphin has landed

The Delphin has landed
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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, Sony SAL 20 TC
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 13:51
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Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sane delphin as my 300th posting only moments later when landing on the water again,it is as always enjoyable to watch these delphins when they swim and jumping around the shipsbow,this time there were 4 or 5 delphins swimmming with our vessel,in fact quite strange as you notice them swimming towards the vessel sometimes from far away and then they swim for a while (sometimes for minutes in front of the bow),I have always wondered why they do this but never had a proper answer,anyway it is and always is quite fun to watch this spectacle,picture is slightly cropped and resized and sharpened before upload,hope you like it and tfw.

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Hi Paul
Great pose of this delphin (in Turkish Yunus. Yunus is a prophet name an it believed in Prophet Yunus was swallowed by a delphin and he lieved in its stomach for days. Because of this we call this fish as Yunus Fish. Also Yunus is a male name here). Your photo is very aestethic. You have done it very well. All details were perfectly taken. Bravo and TFS.

Hello Paul,
I like this one very much also with the water flying all over the place.
Technically excellent again with great clarity and lighting.
Wonderful shot and high point of view.
Thanks for sharing and the good note.
Best wishes,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-08-08 14:33]

great almost completely out of water and even a tiny eye contact
like it very much
tfs tom

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-08-08 15:44]

Wow Paul,
What a capture, perfect timing! Great POV
and composition, I also love the texture
and how sharp it is.. Very beautiful indeed


Hi Paul,
Great freezing of motion. This is a very good photo, alot to look at and take in. Great shot,

Great perspective and great action. They have knowing little eyes and he does look like he is looking at you!

Nice job on the focus.
I love the sharp detail on the dolphin against the softness of the water.
well done!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-08 18:12]

Hello Paul, a truly great capture that you did there. Very sharp, great colors and nice contrasts. Well done,


Espetacular, a foto , o animal , as cores e o momento.
Parabens e Obrigado por compartilhar aqui conosco!!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-08 22:09]

Hello Paul

I swear that Dolphin is so shiny you could see your reflection on it.The shot is well focused with wonderful sharpness.The colours are well saturated and vibrant and bold.Excellent lighting.TFS


Another great one!
Sharpness at top level.

Molto bella questa ripresa, soprattutto anche l'effetto dello splash sull'acqua del Delfino.

Colori e nitidezza molto buoni.

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Hello Paul
What a wondrerful picture of the dolphin! I really like these animals and your pcture as well. It is very well composed, sharp and additionally it shows the movement of the water and dolphin.
The frame is also well chosen.
Thanks for sharing this nice photgraph.

This is great Paul, very dynamic and full of movement.
I like the tight framing and the way the dolphin's nose is heading straight for the corner. There's an interesting contrast between the sharpness of the dolphin and the blurred water as it splashes along, and I think the shot would have worked even better if the water had been more blurred. That would have needed a longer shutter speed though, and you might have lost sharpness on the dolphin.
Overall it works very well - good stuff.


What an action shot! that glassy body cutting the water and the sharpness is amazing, good exposure and DOF
Goutham R

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-08-11 11:53]

Outstanding action shot. I love this composition. The image is so crystal clear with perfect focus and outstanding light. The 3-D effect is amazing!

Paul, this is an amazing shot and very unusual post! Timing is perfect here and hard to catch sharpness on moving subjects too! Love the shiny grey skin which belongs to especially bony fishes ! Colour of the blue is wonderful here and made a nice contrast with the dolphin!

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-08-13 2:07]

Hi Paul,
Great action shot the sharpness is amazing.
Great job-

Hi Paul,

Great shot, fantastic action, you were so fortunate to get it, very well done.


Great freezing of motion. This is a very good photo, alot to look at and take in. Great shot,

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