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Old 08-15-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Where Trolls get BBQ'd
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Nice series Redhawk. Now are those barnacles on the tale?
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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Nice series Redhawk. Now are those barnacles on the tale?
yep that be barnacles on me whale's tail.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Oooooo...I am exceedingly jealous, Redhawk...how close were you to the whale? Either that or the whale cooperated very well Well done!!
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:50 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Ah man, Redhawk. Yer killing me here. Cute cuddly bears, and some whale closeups. Two thumbs up!!

Just a friendly word of advice though, don't get between that mama and those cubs.
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:08 AM
 
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Oooooo...I am exceedingly jealous, Redhawk...how close were you to the whale? Either that or the whale cooperated very well Well done!!
Thanks High, The in the last series of shots we were drifting with the engines off and the whale swam right up to within 10 feet of the boat then dove under and surfaced again on the other side!
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:13 AM
 
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Ah man, Redhawk. Yer killing me here. Cute cuddly bears, and some whale closeups. Two thumbs up!!

Just a friendly word of advice though, don't get between that mama and those cubs.
Thanks Kdog, And you're right it is always good advise to give the Sow with cubs plenty of room, don't want to make her feel threatened!
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:23 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Next time ask your whale to do this.






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Old 08-16-2008, 04:06 AM
 
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Outstanding shots Kdog!
We had hoped to get shots of the humpbacks bubble net feeding, as a group of about 14 adult whales had been doing so in the area where we were for the last 10 days but today they were not in the mood for cooperative feeding.
Still I was quite happy with the close encounter, we had cut the engines and were drifting when the whales decided to come and investigate us. Since it is illegal here for boats to approach closer than 100 yards from the whales, encounters that close are rare, making it quite an honor to be chosen by the whales for a close up visit.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Great photos, Redhawk and Kdog! Redhawk, you could have used the momma bear and cub photo for the 3-of-a-kind assignment (assuming they were shot AFTER the assignment was posted, of course).
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