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Reach for the Sky, Platypus Bay, Queensland, Australia

By BobinAus
Here are two more pictures of the humpback calf shown with its mother in yesterday's picture. Thanks for the votes and comments on that picture. The lead shot and the version were taken fractions of a second apart as the calf rolled 90 degrees before splash down. Both images have been cropped by about 50%. I'm a pretty lousy judge of where a whale will breach and have taken many pictures of half a whale by zooming in too far!


Tags: Australia Ocean Queensland Marine mammal Humpback whale Wildlife and nature whale calf whale breach

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17 Sep 2018 11:55AM
Both images are pleasure to watch Bob, but like the version slightly moreSmileWink
In both captures the water movement is different but equally interesting!

Cheers,

Jacob.

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rambler Plus
11 1.0k 17 England
17 Sep 2018 11:59AM
Superb shots Bob, shame I can't give an award,


Ken SmileSmileSmile
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4051 Canada
17 Sep 2018 1:28PM
Terrific. V1 for me is amazing.
17 Sep 2018 8:15PM
Great images. Well captured.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2018 8:39PM
Splendid shots and esp. love your lead
Ju
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2018 9:38PM
Amazing photography.

Phil.
17 Sep 2018 10:00PM
Excellent !!!!!
17 Sep 2018 11:32PM
Fabulous images, stunning captures, superb photography, Bob.
BRITCHIE
BobinAus Plus
4 2 10 Australia
19 Sep 2018 11:35AM

Quote:Both images are pleasure to watch Bob, but like the version slightly moreSmileWink
In both captures the water movement is different but equally interesting!

Cheers,

Jacob.



Many thanks for your comment, Jacob. Much appreciated I like the Version for the elegant pose of the little calf - the S bend in its body and the graceful curve in the pectorals fins. Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
4 2 10 Australia
19 Sep 2018 11:41AM

Quote:Superb shots Bob, shame I can't give an award,


Ken SmileSmileSmile



Thanks very much for your comment. It's enough to receive votes and comments, which i appreciate very much. I'd be happy to receive awards too, if I could 'bank' at least some of my allowance that accumulates during my absences from E'zine, for distribution to members when I look through their portfolios and the back pages of the gallery.
BobinAus Plus
4 2 10 Australia
19 Sep 2018 11:43AM

Quote:Terrific. V1 for me is amazing.


Thanks very much, Willie. Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
4 2 10 Australia
19 Sep 2018 11:44AM

Quote:Great images. Well captured.


Thank you Malcom. Bob
BobinAus Plus
4 2 10 Australia
19 Sep 2018 11:44AM

Quote:Splendid shots and esp. love your lead
Ju



Thanks very much, Ju. Bob
BobinAus Plus
4 2 10 Australia
19 Sep 2018 11:45AM

Quote:Amazing photography.

Phil.



Thanks Phil. Bob
BobinAus Plus
4 2 10 Australia
19 Sep 2018 11:46AM

Quote:Excellent !!!!!


Thank you Sangram. Bob
BobinAus Plus
4 2 10 Australia
19 Sep 2018 11:48AM

Quote:Fabulous images, stunning captures, superb photography, Bob.
BRITCHIE



Thanks very much Bernie. Cheers, Bob
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2018 12:17PM
I'd love to see this! Brilliant wildlife photography!
Isabel GrinGrin
BobinAus Plus
4 2 10 Australia
17 Oct 2018 12:22PM

Quote:I'd love to see this! Brilliant wildlife photography!
Isabel GrinGrin



Thanks very much Isabel. Humpbacks are the most active whales, at least on the surface. If one is lucky enough to be near their migration path, spectacular sights like this are relatively common. Cheers, Bob
12 Jun 2019 12:51PM
Must have been exciting Bob! Great shot!

Arne Smile

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