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lomitamike Feb 3, 2019 5:11 PM

Whale Watching
We recently went whale watching to a location in southern California that has been seeing an unusual amount of Grey Whales. This is a great time to go. On this dark cloudy photographically challenging day and saw six whales in about an hour and a half.

The longest lens you have is a must for photographing whales from shore. Their usually about a half mile out from the point. Sometimes they'll come in really close but you cant count on it. Bring a long lens.
I brought a 70-400mm for the whales and a 50mm for photographing the wife watching the whales in very dark conditions.

Synchronized swimming on a whole other scale.

She couldn't keep her eyes off the horizon scanning for a blowing whale.

Another pod of whales.

One last shot before we left. She couldn't keep her eyes off the horizon.

Ozzie_Traveller Feb 4, 2019 12:43 PM

G'day Mike

Yes - whale watching from on-shore can be excitiing for its novelty, and I'm sure that you'll graduate someday to on-the-boat whale watching, and as you well know, it opens up heaps more possibilities

And -yes- it's also where our long lenses come into their own
ps- woteva ya do, don't lose that good lookin gal

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