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Aug 12, 2011 08:04 |  #1

Alright here are some of my shots from my whale watch out of Cape Cod on 8/9/11. Was a beautiful day with nice calm waters. We saw probably 20 or 25 different whales. Enjoy!

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This one is obviously not the best quality. I really wanted some pictures of this guy chin breeching but he was way off in the distance and my 55-250 couldn't quite get close enough so I had to heavily crop them.
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Still working on editing up some more. There are more on my Flickr as well if any of you are interested. http://www.flickr.com/​photos/collinj89/ (external link)

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Aug 12, 2011 09:24 |  #2

neat series




  
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Aug 13, 2011 04:22 |  #3

nicely done Collin




  
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Aug 14, 2011 08:58 |  #4

Thanks!


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Aug 14, 2011 11:10 as a reply to  @ CW Jones's post |  #5

Even more great whale pics!


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Aug 14, 2011 21:59 |  #6

That must have been exciting! Nice set.


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Aug 17, 2011 17:03 |  #7

Very nice photos! Looks like you got a perfect day weather wise. I love going on calm days where you can actually see them travel along under the water. I recognize the whale in the 5th photo. She's an adult female named Hancock. Not sure on the others though. Your last photo of the double fluke is great! Great job! Do you have any plans of going again?


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Aug 17, 2011 19:03 |  #8

Lovely! Where was this shot?


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Aug 17, 2011 19:13 |  #9

Ya it was an amazing day, Thanks Mandy! I dont really have any plans to go again but I would love to make it out a few more times this year, might try your place out of Plymouth as its a little closer.

These were taken on a Cape Cod whale watch, specifically the "Whale Watcher" which is the only mid cape whale watch. I forget the name of the place the boat actually goes, I believe its the same as the one in Plymouth so Zip should know haha


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Aug 17, 2011 23:09 |  #10

These are great...as much as I love shooting at zoos and stuff...sometimes I feel like no matter how good my pictures are they came too easy...something like this is what I'd love to do sometimes. To see the animals in the wild is just so great.


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Aug 18, 2011 19:48 |  #11

Ya I am not a big fan of Zoo's, I like to see them in the wild a lot more too!


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Aug 19, 2011 14:53 |  #12

Great photo's -- all Humpbacks?


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Aug 19, 2011 15:37 |  #13

Yes they are all humpbacks in these pictures. We did see a couple of minke whales in the distance and even a couple of others (I forget their name though). I wasn't able to get pictures because they were a little further off and on the other side of the boat (I refuse to run across the boat a bunch of times like other people do haha).


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Aug 19, 2011 16:52 |  #14

How far away were you from the whales when you took the shots with your 55-250? Nice that you had a sunny day to take the photo's, makes a lot of difference. Did you use a polarizing filter at all?


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Aug 19, 2011 17:15 |  #15

CW Jones wrote in post #12964424 (external link)
Yes they are all humpbacks in these pictures. We did see a couple of minke whales in the distance and even a couple of others (I forget their name though). I wasn't able to get pictures because they were a little further off and on the other side of the boat (I refuse to run across the boat a bunch of times like other people do haha).

Hey.... I'm one of those other people!!! LOL I'm constantly running from side to side. You just never know which surfacing will offer the best look. It's important to take advantage of all of them! Boy do you have a lot to learn about the are of whale watching!! ;)

By the way, I saw you mention that you wanted to go out of Plymouth where I go. I actually go out of Gloucester with Capt Bill & Sons. I've heard good things about the Plymouth boats, but really can't speak from experience! :)


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