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Exuberant Resident
Exuberant Resident

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sea (not land) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Location: Puget Sound, WA (near San Juan Islands)
Date: Jun 30, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2007

Thanks for all the wonderful comments and great placing and a PERSONAL BEST score, woohoo!! Seeing the whales in person is every bit as awesome as the photo would suggest. Thanks to Mike J26 for frolicking near the boat and allowing me to catch him in this lucky shot.

Place: 4 out of 121
Avg (all users): 7.1062
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 6.3636
Avg (non-participants): 7.2857
Views since voting: 4036
Views during voting: 480
Votes: 226
Comments: 41
Favorites: 8 (view)

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12/26/2007 05:25:56 PM
This is an increible picture. Im very jealous :)
09/06/2007 09:53:03 PM
Very impressive! I wish my whale photos came out this good :)
08/10/2007 09:55:42 PM
Nice capture. Well deserved 4 place.
07/15/2007 06:48:45 PM
Geez only 4th place!? You were robbed!! A terrific capture.
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07/12/2007 03:51:38 AM
WOW this is an awesome shot. This should have ribboned since I know how hard it is to get this shot!!!! I think it is just breathtaking. I love the background as well..
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07/11/2007 10:38:20 AM
Wow! Sooooooooo awesome!
07/11/2007 08:51:22 AM
I really liked this photo, the timing was perfect...congratulations on the HM!
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07/11/2007 07:01:38 AM
This should have ribboned
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07/11/2007 05:24:05 AM
Congrats! What a powerful shot!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2007 11:49:06 PM
07/10/2007 11:31:30 PM
Good Capture! I like the edition of the snow capped mountain in the background. Good Composition!
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07/08/2007 03:36:56 PM
mountain seems washsed out, along with the balance of the background. A littl emore contrast would keep my interest longer I think...nice stop action on the whale..and really nice image without the bg (tighter crop).
07/07/2007 04:43:30 PM
Does the go with a remote control? Nice picture indeed
07/07/2007 07:28:15 AM
Nice capture. You know what I like, you didn't just get the whale and the water, I like that you have the mountains in the background too.
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07/07/2007 05:42:44 AM
Excellent capture! I really like the DOF here! 10
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07/07/2007 02:05:52 AM
great capture
07/06/2007 09:00:21 AM
holy crap, in the middle of the mountains is what awes me most...
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07/06/2007 07:22:10 AM
Exquisite capture! 10
07/05/2007 10:37:54 PM
My pick for the blue. 10
07/05/2007 09:40:12 PM

Message edited by author 2007-07-11 13:28:56.
07/05/2007 08:52:38 PM
great capture- 7
07/05/2007 04:29:36 PM
Fantastic capture! Resurrection Bay? 10
07/05/2007 03:53:04 PM
It would be very cool to see a killer whale leaping from the water like that. You are very lucky to have had that experience. This is very well framed...you keep the whale as the primary subject. But you also give it place with the distant terrain without overwhelming Mr. Orca. Great photo!
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07/05/2007 03:41:21 PM
Nice shot. Great action photo.
07/05/2007 11:53:32 AM
Good capture. 8
07/05/2007 03:43:55 AM
How could anyone not like this photo. Excellent capture. the snow capped mountain in the back just sets this one off. Well done! 9
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07/05/2007 01:11:46 AM
very very nice capture, great timing.
07/04/2007 08:57:26 PM
wow...what an amazing capture!
07/04/2007 08:27:56 PM
NICE capture!! Love this one!
07/04/2007 06:15:55 PM
Excellent! It's not basic-legal, but try getting a bit of mountain/sky seperation post-challenge.
07/04/2007 02:57:13 PM
Wonderful, wonderful capture - you've got this spot on and it's my pick for a ribbon definitely. Great image.
07/04/2007 12:21:45 PM
Wow! We don't have these in Scarborough (England) - wish we did.
07/04/2007 11:26:51 AM
Aw that's just not fair!!! Great capture.
07/04/2007 11:01:32 AM
cool action shot.
07/04/2007 10:01:19 AM
Fantastic capture!
07/04/2007 09:54:06 AM
Excellent capture here. This one would be good for a action shot challenge. Here the whale is the main subject not the sea and therefor it doesnt fit the challenge so well.
07/04/2007 09:15:00 AM
wow nice catch - this will score well I think.
Hey, came back and gave you my top score, you deserve the blue
07/04/2007 06:57:18 AM
awesome, dramatic...the mountain in the bg really adds 9
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07/04/2007 02:47:01 AM
great shot i love it! 10
07/04/2007 02:24:14 AM
You know you're already a winner having experienced seeing this - WOW!
07/04/2007 12:36:45 AM
Amazing shot! But I feel like the prominent feature of the photo is the whale, not the open water.

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