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A close encounter with a Humpback Whale at Aukes Bay in Alaska. This is close to Juneau and the image was taken while hanging of the bow of a small boat which was bobbing up and down a bit. This one was heading staight for the boat and was just about to 'flip' it's tail fin before going down on a deep dive to capture Krill. It's difficult to show the size as there was nothing else close to give some scale. I would say this particular what had a fin span of about 8 to 10 metres. Beautiful and graceful animals Smile

Thanks to everyone who voted and commented on yesterday's upload of Denali Park autumn.

Regards, Brian

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 - 8:12 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
White Balance:Auto
Title:'Dive, Dive, Dive!'
Username:briantjjones briantjjones
Uploaded:19 Jan 2014 - 1:14 PM
Tags:Alaska, Humpback whale, Wildlife / nature
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 1:25 PM

A stunning image Brian... Perfectly timed....Grin

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digital_boi
19 Jan 2014 - 1:49 PM

close indeed but what a superb image

Graham

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 2:27 PM

amazing sight i'd love to experience ! stunning shot

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 2:46 PM

A classic shot, beautifully taken.
Rende

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 3:16 PM

Wow!
Diane

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 - 3:24 PM

Super image/sight.

P.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33063 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 3:47 PM

Viewing such a sight is breathtaking, capturing it is something else. A wonderful image Brian.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 4:22 PM

I get the feeling the main body was right underneath your boat: somewhat unsettling but you managed to hold the camera real steady for this wonderful capture.
R.

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mistere
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19 Jan 2014 - 5:12 PM

Wow, superb image, well done indeed.

Dave.

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Lelah
Lelah e2 Member 1Lelah vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 - 5:23 PM

I would have been frightened to death having it so close to the boat but you held your nerve and took a fabulous shot

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2339 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
19 Jan 2014 - 5:55 PM

Top shot Brian
Elaine Grin

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Dowie
Dowie  1 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 5:57 PM

Brian, once seen never forgotten, perfectly timed

Di

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 6:19 PM

That Brian could not be improved upon for timing
or quality...brilliant image
Lillian

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 6:36 PM

My dream shot. !!! Stunning Brian.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 7:10 PM

a superbly taken shot,well done.


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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2014 - 4:12 AM

With a 10 metre tail, the body must be larger than can be imagined.
A terrific experience for you and I imagine that adrenaline was coursing through your veins...
... even if for hanging on to that wee boat..!
Classic shot, beautifully taken,

Simon

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2014 - 8:37 AM

An amazing classic, what a huge animal! As Simon says, a great sensation on your part.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 8:27 AM

Perfect timing, Brian, a superb capture. Carol

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 432 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2014 - 8:34 AM

Just a fluke if you ask me WinkWink

Seriously, great shot
Jason

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