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Adele Oliver

Community Manager , Vancouver, BC

Out of the Deep

The tail fluke of a humpback whale ...... I never dreamt I would come this close.
The humpback whale resides in the waters of Northern British Columbia in the Summer and migrates to the warm waters of Mexico and Hawaii to have its young. My son-in-law took us out in his small open boat , and I almost missed this shot when the whale was immediately infront of the boat. What excitement!!!!

Thank you so much for your many visits and comments for my Christmas and New years cards - and thank you for all your good wishes. Soon I will be back in Vancouver and be in FC regularly.

Comments 102

  • de ceulaer 08/13/2012 11:47

    very impressive !
    I have been in Argentina to see them and it was a great moment !
  • Nick Garas 03/12/2011 20:38

    very nice!
  • Oscar Hoogendoorn 01/21/2011 19:50

    Sorry Adele. But this is ...... In to the deep!
    A very nice photo!
  • jiannis77 01/14/2011 12:51

    amazing picthure!!! great lighting and moment...
  • Denis- 01/12/2011 14:58

    Quelle chance de pouvoir réaliser une telle prise de vue !
    ...Je suis en admiration..!
  • Hanns-Eberhard Grunert 01/11/2011 21:18

    Ein wunderbares Foto mit einer bestechenden Schärfe. Man muss innerhalb von Sekundenbruchteilen auf einen Bildausschnitt, eine Entfernung und Bewegung reagieren, sehr gut gemacht. Weiter so.
    Mit lieben Grüßen
  • José Ramón Miguel 01/11/2011 13:40

    Imponente ese coletazo en el mar, el agua que cae da una gran brillantez y dinamismo a la imagen tan bella.
    Un abrazo. Ramón
  • Schoassblodern 01/11/2011 3:17

    Tremendously impressive - thx for sharing :)
  • Joëlle Millet 01/11/2011 0:57

    Un choix de cadrage vraiment génial . Amitiés . Joêlle
  • Emir Hadzidervisagic Roki 01/10/2011 9:24

    Brava amica Adele, davvero una grande e attrazione scatto! Complimenti per i questo ottimo lavoro, un caro saluto...Emir
  • adriana lissandrini 01/09/2011 18:28

    majestic! difficult subject to photograph, congratulations Adele!
    Greetings, Adriana
  • Alfredo Yanez 01/09/2011 15:21

    Gran captura y un emocionante momento!!
    Felicitaciones Adele!!!
    Saludos buena luz!
  • Claire Laira 01/09/2011 12:43

    It's a great photo...would have been a pro for sure ...I'm sorry I missed the voting...
    Kind regards, Claire
  • Dagmar Illing 01/09/2011 11:53

    A very fascinating capture! What a unforgettable moment it must have been!
    Regards, Dagmar
  • Inge Becker 01/09/2011 8:51

    Wunderschön. Ich bekomme eine Gänsehaut.
    Das war bestimmt ein wahnsinnig tolles Erlebnis.

    Liebe Grüße

  • Berthold Klammer 01/08/2011 17:14

    Excellent - and certainly a very exciting moment! regards Berthold
  • Jan Eckel 01/07/2011 21:52

    Wow, a very impressive moment of nature, very fine image, wish all the best for 2011, dear Adele, and thank you very,very much for your nice comments!!!!!!!!, greetings from Jan
  • Dolores M. 01/07/2011 17:13

    Thank you for sharing this exciting moment with us Adele !!
    You are a really ambitious photographer who takes even in front of this danger a photo !!!
    Congratulation and all my respect for your courage and for your brilliant photo !
    And now, please turn home safe :-)
    Big hug, greetings Dolores
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  • Emilio Sirletti 01/07/2011 16:19

    Uno scatto eccezionale e realizzato con grande maestria.
  • Alfredo Mazzoni 01/07/2011 16:19

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