Went whale watching yesterday

GaryInOz

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...in Port Macquarie (north of Sydney) where the whales have just started their northwards migration.

Gotta say, taking a photo while in a 1-meter swell in a 'rigid-hulled inflateable' boat is not any easy thing to do!

I took the EPL-1 with Zuiko 40-150 (+mmf2) and VF-2. The VF-2 was critical to having any chance of getting a focused shot, as it gave a clearer view and ensured the focus point stayed where it needed to in the swell. Several others on board had P&S cameras and found it impossible to view/shoot using LCD (due to bright sunshine and constant movement).

This is a young male Humpback whale cruising around the bay. The spray above is where he had just 'blown'. He is about 100 meters out from the beach.

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Wow, good for you Gary! It must have been very exciting!!

Quite a few years ago I had a fantastic whale watching experience but if I got any photos they were few and way too far away from the wild cauldron of whales and porpoises.
 

Sam Roberts

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Nice shot in tricky conditions! I presume you'll be first in the queue for the first weather sealed m4/3 camera...
 

JoepLX3

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Nice catch, I accidently touched a whale shark back in the Philipines (not such a good swimmer...), they are BIG!!!
- Guess you were actually too close as well (or zoomed too much), because it would be nice to see some sky for your next shot, keep them coming!!!
 

cosinaphile

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the largest beasts that ever lived anytime in the history of the earth are the whales,


how wonderful the experience must have been, i hope to whale watch someday
 

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