Xata

Xata

Posted on 10/06/2018


Photo taken on June 20, 2018


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Humpback whale
Skjálfandi
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Humpback whale, Skjálfandi

Humpback whale, Skjálfandi
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EVEN IF IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE, THE SEA WAS QUITE ROUGH AND IT WAS VERY HARD TO FOCUS. I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO TAKE THE TELECONVERTER OFF BUT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE, NO INSIDE SHELTER TO DO IT SAFELY... SO THIS IS ALL I COULD GET, AND IN THE GROUP THE ONLY ONE TO HAVE SOMETHING ACCEPTABLE... AND MOST OF THE GROUP WAS SEASICK AND ... REALLY SICK!

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58 comments - The latest ones
Boro
Boro
Wow *********** J'aime !!
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Boro
Obrigada Boro, bom domingo
5 weeks ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
Amazing images Isabel and many thanks for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Jeff Farley
Quite hard to perform under bad circumstances... obrigada Jeff
5 weeks ago.
Biobauer
Biobauer
Solche Fotos hat mein Sohn von Australien mitgebracht. Herrlich. In Norwegen haben wir einige Schweinswale gesehen aber mein Fotoapparat lag in der Hütte. ;-)
6 weeks ago. Edited 6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Biobauer
At least you saw it Jens...
5 weeks ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Grandes e belas!!

Espectacular sequência!
6 weeks ago. Edited 6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to J.Garcia
Obrigada Judite entre olhar pelos enjoados e aguentar o balanço, focar....
5 weeks ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Wow ! A great and adventurous encounter, I think !
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Ulrich John
Indeed, but not easy, the little boat was really shaking, most of my companions seasick, not the right lens on... it was hard to perform! Obrigada Ulrich
5 weeks ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
A wonderful set of images of an amazing creature Isabel
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Peter Castell
Obrigada Peter, as I said above, not easy to perform.
5 weeks ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifique et très impressionnante cette superbe série ++++++++
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Malik Raoulda
Obrigada Malik
5 weeks ago.
Ernst Doro
Ernst Doro
Was für eine Begegnung. Und Dir sind großartige Fotos gelungen!
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Ernst Doro
Obrigada Jörg
5 weeks ago.
Laura Perinelli
Laura Perinelli
Bellissima serie della balena che si inabissa nel mare! Bellissime sequenze! Ciao Laura
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Laura Perinelli
Obrigada Laura
5 weeks ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
We've been whale-watching many times and sympathize with those who were sick and with those who were trying to take photos. You did excellently!
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Ron Hanko
I was not sick (hey, I´m a former marine superintendant!) but had a hard time to focus, should have had the 300mm without the TC, but no conditions to change...
Obrigada Ron
5 weeks ago.
rdhinmn
rdhinmn
Agree - you got more of a whale than most. Unless they breech, this is about what anyone sees! Congratulations!
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to rdhinmn
Well that comforts me a bit, the point is that with rough weather I couldnt take the TC of... with only the 300mm it would have been easier to get the right focus, I was too close of them for having the teleconverter 1.4 on...
Obrigada Rdhinmn
5 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
WOW!!! Amazing results. Interesting comments too!
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Andy Rodker
Obrigada Andy, I am a little frustrated anyhow.
5 weeks ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Remarkable series!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to William Sutherland
Obrigada William
5 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Parabéns.
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to J. Gafarot
Obrigada Zé, mas mesmo assim... se tivesse podido retirar o Tconverter teria sido mais fácil...
5 weeks ago.
Aschi "Freestone"
Aschi "Freestone"
a great series of these fascinating creatures!!!
I guess I had more luck with my tele and a calmer sea.

www.ipernity.com/doc/aschi.rusterholz.freestone/46600586/in/album/1027184
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Aschi "Freestone"
You did indeed, I went to have a look at your pics... obrigada Aschi
By the way, what focal lenght did you use? I was with 300mm + TC 1.4, that results in 420mm (I am on full frame)
5 weeks ago.
Gerard Perin
Gerard Perin
quelle chance
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Gerard Perin
Obrigada Gerard
5 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Great serial!
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Armando Taborda
Obrigada Armando
5 weeks ago.
aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm
It is a great Moment when the wales comes ... I saw them in Canada, Vancouver Island and other time in St. Lorenz River near Baie-Comeau *
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to aNNa schramm
It is indeed... I'm happy I saw them, obrigada aNNa
5 weeks ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A great series, Isabel. You have convinced me I should go on a whale watching tour.
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to tiabunna
On a better day with a calm see, George, obrigada!
5 weeks ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
jajajaa, gran pulso a pesar del mareo del mar, pero Ud es una navegante portuguesa de los grandes que tuvieron asi que el mar no le es problema¡¡¡¡ :-)
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Mario Vargas
Nunca he estado mareada en mi vida de navegadora ni quiero saber como es....! Pero mis pobres compañeros casi todos han sufrido mucho en el barquito.
Gracias Mario.
5 weeks ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
I am SPEECHLESS, Isabel ************************************************************
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Obrigada Marie Claire
5 weeks ago.
Mariano
Mariano
Espléndidas tomas !!. Buena semana Isabel !. Mis saludos
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Mariano
Gracias Mariano, buena semana pa ti igualmente
5 weeks ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful series Isabel.
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Obrigada Jaap
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
You did extremely well under the conditions! Which sort of boat did you take, one of the old wooden ones or the RIB boat? Humpbacks dive much faster than sperm whales which give clear signs when they are about to dive making it easier for photographers.
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Gudrun
The old wooden ones... and we were soaking wet afterwards, the suits were not in perfect conditions... and our stuff too because of the waves, they did not have a safe place to store things. I and not only me had to go to 66ºNorth buy some jackets...
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun has replied to Xata
Oh dear, that sounds very uncomfortable! I'll keep this in mind, if I ever get to go on a whale watching tour I'll deck myself out in waterproofs and take a waterproof bag too. 66°North aren't exactly cheap...
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Gudrun
But it is good stuff, kind of made to last years, not to go to the bin after being washed twice....
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun has replied to Xata
You are right there, you pay for quality but it pays in the long run.
5 weeks ago.
Adele
Adele
Breathtaking images...we went on a whale watching tour but...no whales!!!
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Adele
That is... grrrr!!!!!
5 weeks ago.
polytropos
polytropos
Lucky you to see such wonderful spectacle of aesthetics and sublimity! :-)
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to polytropos
Obrigada Poly, I enjoyed it... and I can assure you I didn't eat whale.
5 weeks ago.
L. L. Wall
L. L. Wall
... a scene that dedicated whale watchers wait a lifetime to see ... and you made the most of it with some wonderful photographs ... 1/1000 froze the water droplets accentuating the feeling of motion ...
5 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to L. L. Wall
The gear helped a lot... and not: the TC was too much, but the weather was so bad and no shelter to remove it from the 300mm...
Obrigada LL
5 weeks ago.