Breaching Orca

Posted by Cindy Marple on Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:39 pm

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D500, 80-400 at 80mm, 1/2000, f/8, ISO1600

We had a magical 90 minutes with a pod of orcas that were incredibly active the entire time.  Breaching, tail lobbing, spy- hopping, you name it.  Unfortunately there was a steady drizzle and wind which made challenging conditions- not to mention a rocking boat.  A researcher was able to identify the pod from photos of the saddle patches and dorsal fins of several animals.  They are the "Transient" ecotype.  

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by Swissblad on Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:35 am
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Wow, what an experience - excellent capture!

by Marc on Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:53 am
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Very nice breach Cindy, made all the better with the coastline framing the experience.

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by david fletcher on Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:42 am
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Wonderful sighting Cindy. Ditto re the coast line as it helps tell the story.
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by Lerkes on Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:33 am
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A very cool shot and well composed, too. Steve
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:25 am
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Great to see and capture this one breaching, Cindy, and the inclusion of the coastline really takes the image up another level. Lovely action and composition. Very nicely done!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:17 am
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You did very well given the difficulties stated! Great setting and a lovely breaching shot.
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