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Breaching humpback whale, Stellwagen Bank National Marine sanctuary (SBNMS) off the coast of Massachusetts. The scenario for photographing this breach went something like this: 0) camera ready (0.0 seconds); breach spotted. 1) Move camera to position and begin framing. First frame at 0.1 to 0.2 second and fired before camera view got to the whale. 2) Second frame, the frame shown here, estimated to be 0.3 to 0.4 second from first spotting the breach. 3) Whale dropping into water at 0.5 to 0.6 second but frame still shows most of the whale. 4) Major splash blocks view of most of the whale except a small part of the tail (0.7 to 0.8 second, frame 4). 5) Splash larger than whale (0.9 to 1 second, frame 5).
Technical. Canon 30D 8-megapixel digital camera, 70 - 200 mm f/4 L IS lens at 70mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 second at ISO 200. Full height crop from a landscape format image.
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Keywords to this image = Whale Humpback Stellwagen_Bank National_Marine_sanctuary SBNMS oceans Massachusetts action
Image ID: whale.breach.c07.27.2007.IMG_3556b-800.jpg
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Last updated May 29, 2019