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Double Breach



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6 Comments | Report
ajitkumarmajhi
 
ajitkumarmajhi January 23, 2016
Brilliant capture..
ajitkumarmajhi
 
ajitkumarmajhi January 23, 2016
Thanks for acceptance..
kariwatkins PRO+
 
kariwatkins February 15, 2016
where did you take this photo at?
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PhotosbyJLR April 07, 2016
Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. I was in Alaska somewhere in the Inside Passage.
LCorby Platinum
 
LCorby April 05, 2016
Brilliant
DJSMED
 
DJSMED December 03, 2016
Wow...just wow.... The lighting is amazing. Where/ what tour in Alaska....what time of year?
liznormlevangie PRO+
 
liznormlevangie March 02, 2019
Spectacular capture! Congrats!

Behind The Lens

Location
This is a photo I took in Alaska in Glacier Bay somewhere. I'd been there before and photographed orcas but not breaching! I only had a 200mm lens. I wish I had a larger lens at the time!
Time
This is one of my favorite photos because it captures the orca in the wild. Mom teaching baby to breach is priceless.
Lighting
I did not have a choice with shooting into the light. I was very apprehensive that the photo would not turn out very well but it turned out better than I could have hoped for with the lighting.
Equipment
This was taken with my Nikon D300 and Nikkor 80-200mm lens with no polarizer. I couldn't find it in time! The sun came out and I just had to start shooting. I was handholding the camera because I was on a boat.
Inspiration
I love marine wildlife and while on a small ship excursion we ran into a pod of orca. I was so happy to capture a mom teaching a baby to breach. I don't believe I could repeat the moment ever again.
Editing
At the time, I was new to lightroom and only used the 'basic' panel to clarify and bump contrast.
In my camera bag
It depends upon the job I set out to do. If I have a long hike, I don't like to lug my 150-600 unless it is for wildlife or birds. Then I wonder whether I will see wildlife and end up carrying it anyhow. I always have my Nikon D600 with me. For night photography I use my Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8. I always carry my Sony A6300 with the 18-300mm lens as a back up especially if I need a polorizer or ND filter for waterfalls. I like having both systems.
Feedback
You have to move quickly when wildlife appears. You aren't always ready but taking multiple bursts is a must. You can't just take one photo and hope it comes out. I was just on a whale watch in WA state last evening and got some nice shots of humpbacks, harbor seals and sea lions. Hand holding a lens is hard in rough water so only some came out. I usually have the camera on F 16 in A and let it figure out the proper exposure. You certainly need a polarizer for water shots even if it's cloudy. I learned that lesson with the orca photo. It helps cut down the reflection. You can tell I did not have one when I shot the whales. But it is ok to use one during daylight water or no water. I keep one on my camera during the day 99% of the time now.

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