Movement - Animals

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Sometimes it's quite easy to show movement - it simply happens as movement blur. But quite often the photographer fights like hell to visualize or enhance the feeling of speed...
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Look, I'm Flying!
by Chefski
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This is one of several breaches this group of three whales did in a 10 minute span. I believe this is either the mother whale showing her calf how to do a proper breach or a sub-adult (perhaps last year's calf) showing off. This is the most spectacular of the ones I captured that day. Mahalo to the whales for the show!
Submitted: Tuesday, 19th March, 2013 03:34 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 7th March, 2013
Focal length: 280 mm
Shutter speed: 1/3999 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 1600
Notes: Shot in RAW in burst mode (5fps), straightened the photo (it was rocking boat) and slightly cropped it for composition. No CPL on lens, only a UV filter. Used Aperture mode and adjusted ISO (between 400 and 1600) to give me a shutter speed between 1/2000 and 1/4000 (that seems to work best for this camera/lens combo. Center-weighted exposure and center point focusing.
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