Sunday, 8 November 2009

More Humpback Whales

.....and slightly better photos.

Well I didn't have to wait long for another chance at photographing the whales as more were spotted here this afternoon. There were at least 3 whales, a mother and calf and another adult further out. We also spotted another 2 adults later on. (Possibly the same ones).

As the whales headed east, I moved along the coast hoping to get a better view but they had headed further out to sea. Although too far away for photographs, I had great views through the binoculars of the whales breaching and creating huge splashes.



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Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)


Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)




6 comments:

  1. Those are "Really Great Whale Photos"! Does your backyard give a view out over a large area of ocean? I guess if you can see whales it must? What camera and lens are you using with the teleconverter?

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  2. Great photos and a great place to see whales.

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  3. My friends saw some yesterday in Jervis Bay (South Coast NSW), so there are lots more still to come down your way, yet.
    Nice images.
    Denis

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  4. Thanks Mick - We can see some ocean from the house but the backyard goes uphill from where we can see quite a wide area. Those photos were taken from down the road a bit but the whales were spotted from home.

    I'm using a Canon 300D with a 400mm L f5.6 lens and the Canon 1.4x II converter.

    Thanks Neil - This year is the most I've seen.

    Thanks Denis - Looking forwad to seen them. Maybe Migaloo will take a Bass Strait pit stop this year.

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  5. I'm enjoying reading you blogs again Mosura.

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  6. Thanks Boobook - Glad to hear that.

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