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The dive



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6 Comments | Report
ClaraV Platinum
 
ClaraV August 19, 2016
Beautiful in every sense of beauty. Superb photo, light, detail. Love it!
framing-places
framing-places August 25, 2016
Thank you very much! It sure was a special moment :)
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle August 25, 2016
Fantastic shot and congratulations on your win!
framing-places
framing-places August 25, 2016
Thanks for the great comment!
Jamstagrammz
 
Jamstagrammz September 29, 2016
This is a beautiful image, great lighting and composition. I've just been looking at another Viewbug contest The Mountains And The Sea, this image is perfect for it.
hanzunroj
 
hanzunroj October 06, 2016
Is this New Zealand? I saw it and reminded me of Kaikoura.
EdytaTywonek PRO+
 
EdytaTywonek October 31, 2016
great timeing..!
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone November 01, 2016
Awesome image.

Behind The Lens

Location
Off the coast of Kaikoura, New Zealand
Time
This shot was taken during an organised daytime whale watching tour.
Lighting
It was early afternoon when this picture was taken - the last of three attempts to catch the tail of a diving sperm whale. It was a lucky shot really. The whale just happened to dive in front of a beautiful mountain range, which made a great background for this image.
Equipment
Sony A77 with 70-400mm G2 lens
Inspiration
This is pretty much the ultimate shot to take on a whale watching tour. I was desperate to get it, somehow. We spotted three sperm whales on this 3 hour trip, and this was the last one! The crew just about managed to position the boat perfectly, and I happened to be on the right side of the boat to catch the whale was it was diving after 30 minutes on the surface.
Editing
The only post-processing that was done here, was some basic ironing out of levels and contrasts. I tried to keep this as close to reality as I could.
In my camera bag
I usually carry the bulk of my kit with me: Sony A77, various lenses (16-50mm kit lens, 70-400mm long lens, 105mm macro, 50mm portrait, 10-24mm wide angle), some filters (mostly Lee), cleaning stuff, spare battery and memory cards
Feedback
This is really about being in the right place at the right time. There's no predicting what the whales are going to do and when, and it's pot luck how the boat is positioned at the time too. You're working with wildlife here, so everything is entirely left to chance.

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