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Jumping for Joy- Dolphin

Jumping for Joy- Dolphin
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Copyright: Julie Thornton (Juliet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-03
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-04 6:31
Viewed: 1381
Points: 34
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A day on the water in Zihuatanejo, we ran into a school of dolphin. I was so happy to watch them playing- but until now, I've never been able to catch one jumping up close.

The spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small dolphin found in off-shore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which it spins along its longitudinal axis as it leaps through the air. It is a member of the family Delphinidae of toothed whales.

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ISO 80

Happy Monday !

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Hello Julie

I never have the patience to capture this display of playfulness. Here on the Atlantic side, I see them come out of the water, but not sure of the type. Nice capture of this group. Too bad you could not have gotten a closer view. nice


Hi Julie
perfect timing. good capture of dolphins scene on the water. pleasant mood and nice blue tones.

Wow! Awesome timing and capture of those dolphins! They are such a fun loving animals. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-11-04 9:05]

A wonderful capture, am assuming you had the camera on burst perhap?
Love the sheen across their bodies.


Ciao Julie, lovely composition with beautifui dolphin in great action, wonderful colors, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-11-04 10:12]

Great scene in the nature, very well observed and captured
regards Ryszard

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-11-04 11:23]

Wow,Julie,this type of scene is always nice to view,but for you, to physically be there, out in the Dolphins natural playground,must have been exciting for you,I'm surprised you had such a steady hand to capture not one,but three,is special.TFS,great catch.



Hi Julie
A nice sharp capture. The wide view shows them in their natural habitat. I like it.

Hello Julie, I cannot believe their acrobatics!
Perfect timing with the central dolphin mid air.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-11-04 20:56]


c'est mervielleux ces dauphins qui sortent de l'eau cela doit être un moment magique et fantastique de voir un tel décor sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Julie,you may not have been real close but it is certainly a sight too remember.I like the timing with one going,under one in mid air and one coming up. I have a few shots taken with the old Kodak point and shoot, when we went whale watching while I was pregnant with Alistair. They followed the boats most of the day.Fiona

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-11-05 4:34]

Hi Julie,
A splendid Nature shot of these dolphins jumping!
A very sharp image.
Beautiful cool blue.

Francis Xavier

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  • dale54 (452)
  • [2013-11-05 6:51]

julie hello..very impressive shot..lovely blue though out..love it! dale

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  • swerM Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 32] (403)
  • [2013-11-05 9:50]

Beautiful capture of the wonderful animals. Like the deep blue waters too.

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  • knle Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 8 N: 2] (2)
  • [2013-11-05 12:50]

Hi Julie
Excellent shot with perfect timing. Well done!

Bom dia Julie,
This is a nice scene and a demonstration of timing ability.
Impressive sharpness, pretty colors and details.
have a nice day.

Hi Julie,
Good camera work to have achieved these well exposed and detailed subjects at such high speed. Beautiful mammals.A wild life image to be proud of, well done!

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