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A Tail of a Whale (2012)



Photographed near Malibu-Point Dume, California with the Channel Islands in the background and the sun setting in it's "jello-colored" sky....
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Photographed near Malibu-Point Dume, California with the Channel Islands in the background and the sun setting in it's "jello-colored" sky.
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Winner in PHOTO WHICH YOU RECEIVED A CASH PRIZE Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Orange Is The Color Photo Contest
Peer Choice Award
Winner in Sea Life In The Open Ocean Photo Challenge
Nations Photo Lab Credit and more!
Winner in Wild whales & dolphins Photo Challenge
Winner in An Animal Tale (Tail Actually!!) Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in The Golden Hour Photo Contest
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ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 January 30, 2017
Ahh so brilliant. Everyone I look at your album I'm awestruck. You are such an amazing photographer. My number one at the moment it's going
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Thank you Ziggy for your continued support, views and votes!
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 January 30, 2017
To be difficult for anyone to compete for that position. Many many congratulations on your work
doubleplay Platinum
 
doubleplay February 07, 2017
Outstanding, another wow!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Many thanks George for your views and comments.
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake February 18, 2017
This is stunning ~ love the colors .
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Thank you Renee! Appreciate your comments.
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz March 09, 2017
Spectacular image! Voted in 'monthly pro vol 29' contest.
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Thank you Eileen - appreciate your likes & views. :)
carolyns PRO
 
carolyns March 29, 2017
Beautiful!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Thank you Carol.. :)
Neckbone
 
Neckbone June 09, 2017
Very cool and amazing shot! Congrats!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Thank you Neckbone.
DenisCh
 
DenisCh June 10, 2017
Awesome!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Thanks for your time Denis.
Shebeme2
 
Shebeme2 June 14, 2017
beautiful moment captured
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Thank you, girlfriend.
jadenemeyer
 
jadenemeyer June 14, 2017
so stunning!!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Appreciate your thoughts Jadene!
gregedwards PRO
 
gregedwards June 17, 2017
Excellent!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
As always Greg, appreciate your comments.
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz June 20, 2017
Congratulations on a well-deserved Challenge Win.
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Thanks again P Eileen for the congrats!
mauriziogarbelli PRO+
 
mauriziogarbelli June 20, 2017
Congrats!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
Thank you Maurizio for your time in voting. Cheers!
MicktheGreek PRO+
 
MicktheGreek July 04, 2017
Great photo, congratulations David!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography August 11, 2017
Thank you, Mick - will stop by and see your new shots. Cheers!
kellumbear PRO
 
kellumbear July 04, 2017
WOW! Absolutely stunning! Congrats on your win!
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David_Blakley_Photography August 11, 2017
Thank you Kellumbear! Appreciate your comments.
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 July 05, 2017
Great Image....well Done
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography August 11, 2017
Thank you sir!
Glitta
 
Glitta July 05, 2017
outstanding!!! magical blindblowing what a blessed moment to share
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography August 11, 2017
Thank you Glitta. California is a magical place to live and I am always amazed at what the Lord helps me capture.
garfieldmilne_5814
 
garfieldmilne_5814 July 05, 2017
Real magic It doesn't get any better than this.
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography August 11, 2017
Thank you. 45 years of photography and the Lord God humbles me every capture of the beauty He shares with the world.
yamanireddy
 
yamanireddy August 30, 2017
Stunning picture ????????????????
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography October 25, 2017
Thank you, but are you asking a question (question marks)?
CPF_Photoart
 
CPF_Photoart August 31, 2017
A wonderful capture!
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David_Blakley_Photography October 25, 2017
Thank you for your views and comments!
cejoos
 
cejoos August 31, 2017
Fantastic!!!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography October 25, 2017
Thank you for your comments and likes!
Mary18
 
Mary18 November 09, 2017
Congratulations on winning my photo challenge Sea Life In The Open Ocean!
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David_Blakley_Photography November 12, 2017
Thank you Mary and thank you for the unique Challenge content. ;)
Witmar
 
Witmar November 26, 2017
wonderful picture
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography November 26, 2017
Thank you Marek for stopping by my gallery, for your likes/views, and for your kind words. Good luck with your photos. Cheers, David
victoriacarvajal PRO+
 
victoriacarvajal December 14, 2017
Absolutely stunning capture. Colors, composition and overall feel are just amazing ????
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography December 14, 2017
Thank you, Victoria for your kind comments and views/likes!
AMCPhoto
 
AMCPhoto December 15, 2017
Congrats well deserved! A fantastic pic
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography December 15, 2017
Thank you Anne for your views/likes/comments!
jloewen
 
jloewen January 26, 2018
Amazing capture
conorthompson
 
conorthompson February 03, 2018
Beautiful shot ???? love it !
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography February 20, 2018
Outstanding capture
BrianneMendenhall
 
BrianneMendenhall February 20, 2018
Beautiful!
Anagris
 
Anagris May 03, 2018
felicitaciones!
doubleplay Platinum
 
doubleplay August 22, 2018
Amazing capture!
DuffyDoherty PRO
 
DuffyDoherty October 24, 2018
How could you not like this one? Nice job!
Cairnphoto PRO+
 
Cairnphoto October 24, 2018
This is just beautiful! Nice work.
Mspower PRO
 
Mspower December 08, 2018
Absolutely incredibly stunning ??
BabZz
 
BabZz January 07, 2019
Absolutely stunning amazing shot family
lucyday_6872 Platinum
 
lucyday_6872 February 08, 2019
Stunning!
ananyaeshwar
 
ananyaeshwar February 26, 2020
Marvellous!!!So inspiring
Trudie PRO+
 
Trudie July 26, 2020
Congrats on the winning! marvellous capture! ...;)
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
Extraordinary picture. A whale's tail at sunset!
melissaknapp PRO
 
melissaknapp Feb 28
Wow

Behind The Lens

Location
Off of the California coast near Point Dume/Malibu area.
Time
Nearing the time of sunset. I had over a hundred frames in rapid succession and later discovered this was the best shot.
Lighting
Natural lighting is always the best, but I did have to post process with Photoshop to calm down the brightness shooting directly into the setting sun.
Equipment
Nikon D5100 with a Nikkor 55-300 mm/4.5-5.6 GED lens, Vivitar filters, and a great blessing from my Heavenly Father.
Inspiration
A free day off from my military duties is all I needed to inspire me to go shooting. I don't believe in luck so I give all the glory to my Heavenly Father in providing me with this momentous capture.
Editing
I did have to post process with Photoshop to calm down the brightness shooting directly into the setting sun.
In my camera bag
Now I have a Nikon D750, D5100 (used for this shot), Fuji S7000, tripod, Macro kit, and filters.
Feedback
Pray before you go shoot as the Creator is in charge of the wonders you will encounter and He will give you the guidance on the What, When, Where, and How if you believe and let Him guide you. David Blakley Photography

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