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The tail shot of a Humpback whale at Aukes Bay Alaska. This particular whale just appeared out of the blue and was so close to the boat before doing a deep dive to feed on Krill. Is was so close that even at the widest lens setting I could not get the whole tail in the shot. I've converted to mono which seemed to provide a better contrast.

Thanks for taking the time to view Smile

Regards, Brian J.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Aug 2012 - 8:13 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:'Close Encounter of the Humpback Kind 2'
Username:briantjjones briantjjones
Uploaded:23 Jan 2014 - 8:47 AM
Tags:Alaska, Humpback whale, Wildlife / nature
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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
23 Jan 2014 - 8:51 AM

What a great picture! Would love to see this but as I hate boats............

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
23 Jan 2014 - 12:15 PM

How wondrous !! It would have been so beautiful to see in real life..Lucky you.. A wonderful image Brian.

Lynette Grin

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 12:46 PM

A wonderful shot, showing the power and size of this giant of the sea.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 1:49 PM

Super shot Brian.
And in that classic line from the film Jaws.
''We need a bigger boat'',comes to mind here !!
Mick.

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:46 PM

Superb.
Joan.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:07 PM

Brian a great shot..really envious of your trip
Lillian

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nonur
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23 Jan 2014 - 5:56 PM

Magnificiant, a great experience on your part. Super capture, Brian.

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23 Jan 2014 - 6:50 PM

well captured, i love this one.

billy

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
24 Jan 2014 - 2:42 PM

Magnificant !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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AlexAppleby
24 Jan 2014 - 11:20 PM

Wow - powerful shot!

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 1:37 PM

Perfect timing Brian.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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