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The precursor to yesterdays upload of a Very Close encounter with a Humpback whale in Aukes Bay Alaska. This shot was captured just as the whale was about to 'flick' it's tail fin before going into a deep dive to feed on the way down. It appears that on each deep dive the whale opens it's jaws and takes on about the same amount of water as it would take to fill a medium size swimming pool! This is then forced out under pressure through a filter system and the food captured then digested. Again it was so close and it happened so unexpectedly that I missed the top of the dorsal fin Sad

Apart from that it was an amazing experience and it was so close you can see all the marks and scars on the body. I converted to mono as it looked a much better and more dramatic image that way.

Thanks again for all your kind comments and votes for previous Alaska images.

Regards, Brian.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
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:'Going Down'
Username:briantjjones briantjjones
Uploaded:24 Jan 2014 - 11:48 AM
Tags:Alaska, Aukes Bay, Humpback whale, Wildlife / nature
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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 12:40 PM

Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

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williamsloan
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24 Jan 2014 - 11:55 AM

a tremendous image of a great creature.


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ColleenA
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24 Jan 2014 - 12:22 PM

Great shot Brian, what an awesome experience, have always viewed the whales from land....love the mono conversion, great photography

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 1:22 PM

Fabulous image,

Ali

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andyf3050
24 Jan 2014 - 1:38 PM

Any opportunity like this is priceless...! Fantastic image, nice work..!

AndyF

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Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:41 PM

I guess strictly speaking this is not a good image. LOL. I can literally hear a judge in my cc taking it apart.
BUT never one for mainstream (and usually one to score low in cc competitions!) I really like this. the shades of grey and the crisp detail are excellent. well done.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:51 PM

This was one heck of a close encounter and congratulations on the photography.
Joan.

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NDODS e2 Member 32911 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:08 PM

Brilliant...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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24 Jan 2014 - 4:20 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
andy

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JawDborn
JawDborn e2 Member 2722 forum postsJawDborn vcard England
24 Jan 2014 - 6:46 PM

Great work capturing this image.

Jack

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mistere
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24 Jan 2014 - 6:52 PM

Great shot, well captured.

Dave.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 7:27 PM

An image we do not see to often Brian.
Interesting shot.
Mick.

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AlexAppleby
24 Jan 2014 - 11:20 PM

Wow - stunning. I love whales!

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29 Jan 2014 - 1:37 PM

Fascinating image, Brian!!
Effrossini

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