Last Week's Whale Watch

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Baywing, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Tues looked to be a good day (heck, any day on the water is better than being at work!) and I headed to Gloucester for a day on the water. Rocker, an adult male, was feeding, using a chin breach, then a kick, to stun his prey. Another adult, male, Regulus, came up to the side of the boat for a few minutes (and I do mean close, the tip of the chin was just 4' from the side of the hull!!!) The afternoon got cloudy, so much for accuracy in forecasts.....

    Rocker up for a look. Look close on the left side just above the water for his open eye.
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    Regulus at the boat, 70mm full image, just resized, no crop.
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    Rocker on a feeding lunge
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    Battered from several entanglements and a hard life, the tail still works!
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  2. awesome images
    my wife will love these
    she's been dying to go see some whales
    looks like a wonderful trip

    thanks for sharing these with us
     
  3. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Thanks Greg.
    I think for the time being, I'm not going to be posting any more whale photos here as there doesn't seem to be much interest. For those who are interested, feel free to visit my PBase gallery, link in my signature line, and go to the latest whale watch gallery. Feel free to leave comments there or contact me by e-mail with questions. I'm not sure how much time I'll be spending here from now on, so PM's may go unanswered.
     
  4. I am super jealous that you were able to nab these photos. I really need to get out on a whale/dolphin watching excursion one of these days. Those are great photos.
     
  5. iudoc97

    iudoc97

    Nov 13, 2006
    Indiana
    Incredible images...that has to be very exciting to be that close. Great job!
    Scott
     
  6. Sanford504

    Sanford504

    466
    Mar 27, 2008
    Yeadon, PA
    Absolutey awesome photos. Well done!!:biggrin:
     
  7. tektite

    tektite

    204
    Jan 23, 2006
    SE NH
    Nice shots! Thinking of going on a whale watch also. What lens and camera did you use.
    Thanks, Gary
     
  8. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Thanks. I use a D2x and D300 with 70-200VR and 300 f4.
     
  9. Allan

    Allan

    Apr 21, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    Sounds like you had fun. I went on one last August. I only saw whales at a distance and got seasick. :mad: