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Queen of the Sea

Queen of the Sea
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Copyright: Ms Karin (k-2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-21
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Decisive Moment, Pets, Abstract, Action, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 300mm, f/4.0, RAW
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: K2 go to Madagascar 2008
Theme(s): Abstracts in Nature, Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-08 10:02
Viewed: 3846
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 55
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
She is the Queen of the Sea. This is a Mommy humpback from behind. She is probably about 15 m long and weighs about 35,000 kg. It was magical to see her so close up.
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Ciao Ms
Davvero misterioso questo oggetto!
Bellissimi colori

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-11-08 10:43]

You managed to get an impressive series in your trip. Your images are both beautiful and emotionally loaded.

i like the skin texture
it looks like ice with this deep blue color
great picture

Very cool photo Karin. Excellent composition and colors. Well exposed for the lighting. The tight crop works really well here, turning it into a nature abstract.

Well done,

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-11-08 11:04]

Very impressive shot in deep blue tones. Well seen and well done ! TFS

hi karin, wow! awesome shot, must have indeed been magical to see, you captured this very well, perfect composition, nice colors, the tight crop is very well done, great shot karin!

Hi Karin!

Amazing shot! That's all I can say...AMAZING. You are really lucky to see such a wonderful creature so close.

Great composition and great details; skin looks like covered with ice.

All my compliments, Stasa

Hi Karin
Great capture
Wonderful details and reflections
Have a nice weekend

Ciao Ms Karin, fantastiic capture of giant of sea, great acction, wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2008-11-08 15:02]

Hi Karin,
This is such a wonderful and rare picture!
I love the blended shades of blue, amazing sharpness and details.
Great work

Hi Karin

Lovely tones in this, focus is spot on and the textures in the whales skin is captured gorgeous. Excellent work.....


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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2008-11-09 3:52]

it is looks like an absctract shot :D

My deam experience. I want to watch this with my own eyes also :D


HI Karin..beautiful shot in a beautiful series...nicely composed...great colors and tones..


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-11-09 6:35]

Hello Karin, it's a fantastic shot, great details, lovely textures and all those blues are magnificent, that one will go in my favorites. Thanks!


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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-11-09 8:30]

Olá Ms Karin,

Magic photo.

Very good composition.

Fantastic colors and textures.

Greetings from Portugal


Hi Karin:
This is so cool!A super closeup of a whales dorsal. The comp is excellent, the all blue shades of blue and the line between the whale and water is a great addition to the over all beauty of this pic..... and it also almost looks like an abstract......I think You have a Gem here....Roman:0)

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-11-10 4:14]

You have definitely captured that magical feeling here, Karin. What an adventure you had and I can only imagine the feeling you had to get a shot like this. I love the blues and the awesome point of view. This is a truly stunning image, that you should be very proud of.
Warm Regards

Wow amazing... such detail and texture, very artistic take.

Regards Mark :)

Wow! That about sums this one up. What a wonderful perspective you have caught here Karin and the colours are great.

Hello Karin,

Really an amazing capture. I like the composition and colors. Perfect timing. TFS.


Hello Karin
Another striking photo of the humpback, a species we dont see very often on the East Coast. The image is very sharp and looking at her huge back, I feel very small. Mild sea color and blurred horizon, complete that wonderful scenery.

Very cool photo. Excellent composition and colors. Well exposed for the lighting.

Szia Laci.

Hi Karin,

That must indeed have been one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I knew the mommies are staying in warmer waters - we had the pleasure to meet the daddies in the north of Norway where they come to play and feed themselves.
I have been scrolling up to see your picture again and again - wonderful - thanks.


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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-12-20 16:47]


Well it´s just amazing! your are luky for this oportunity amd you deserve it!

Well donne!

Mery Chrismas

What a fabulous shot......
I imagine your excitation ..during this great moment,.......
Life give you a wonderful gift....
Thanks for your generosity to share it with us.....

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-01-01 7:51]
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Hi Karin,
This looks like a beautiful abstract. Such is your skillful composition. Well done.

Lovely how the water is creating something abstract and peaceful. Great colors.

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-02-28 15:07]

Hello Ms,

Fantastic shot with impressive subject and perfect timing.
Congratulations and TFS

(*) Sorry, but I haven't more smiles today

Interesting capture of an interesting creature.

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