Wild dolphin encounter!

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  1. Arkanjel Imaging

    Arkanjel Imaging No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Man I have been really lucky lately! A mother was teaching her calf how to catch fish right off the seawall of my jobsite today. Took these over about 30 mins. All I had was my 105mm. Luckily they were less than 10' away.

    Not quite as sharp as Id like. But I only had a second or two at a time to shoot them.
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    Here you can clearly see her looking (and smililng :sillysmi: ) at me. Thats the edge of the seawall!
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    Very nice captures....outstanding timing on #2 & #3!!!
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A fantastic encounter for yourself and some good photography as well! For me I have to say I like the first for seeing both dolphins next to each other swimming side by side with the clear - parent and child relationship showing; and like Erik I am fond of the second shot as well - great capture and emotion.
     
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    I like 4, and 5 the most.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You count these "not as sharp as (you) like"???
    If that is the case, then I fear that "sharp as you like" would be piercing my eyes out and blind me! I find these EVER SO sharp!
    And what a lucky encounter (and presence of mind!) to capture these scenes in the way you did!!! Wow.
     
  6. Arkanjel Imaging

    Arkanjel Imaging No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thank you gentlemen. Man it was really neat just to watch their interaction so close. Even more so after they made a point of coming to check me out. The mother made a couple of really slow almost drifting passes right at my feet.

    Corrina: what Im seeing is a little motion blur. I probably could have done with less dof or higher ISO to stop the action a little better. I missed some really sweet shots of the baby jumping and tossing fish around. :( The weather was bouncing between overcast and sunny too. You can see a storm starting to blow in the last couple pics.
     
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    i'd take #5, do it in high contrast black and white and you'll have a really cool art image there.. most people wont' even know what it is.. that' would be a great one

    Mike Leggero

    http://www.michaelleggero.com
     

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