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Challenge: Free Study 2016-07 (Standard Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Location: Strait of Juan de Fuca, WA, US
Date: Jul 10, 2016
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2016


Place: 1 out of 98
Avg (all users): 7.6167
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 7.6279
Avg (non-participants): 7.5882
Views since voting: 1368
Views during voting: 114
Votes: 60
Comments: 18
Favorites: 5 (view)

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08/11/2016 08:46:11 AM
Absolutely amazing capture. Congratulations on a very well deserved blue.
08/10/2016 08:02:28 AM
Wow, just a spectacular shot, and look at that score, it's a nice little bump to your PB :)
08/09/2016 04:17:56 AM
Thanks for all the lovely comments and my first blue! Can't believe I've been here since the very first challenge, finally got a blue ribbon, yay!

This photo was taken in the Salish Sea, the waters between Washington state and British Columbia. This is a humpback whale calf affectionately known as "Poptart". His mother, known as BCX0324 "Big Mama", has been coming here for over a decade, bringing along several calves over the years who are also often seen in the area as they continue returning as adults.
08/08/2016 09:46:14 AM
Great shot! Congrats on the blue.
08/08/2016 08:24:36 AM
Spectacular shot. How are we supposed to be able to compete against this? ;) Congrats.
08/08/2016 07:11:35 AM
Not a photo you get to take every day for sure and superbly captured. Congrats on the blue!
08/08/2016 06:39:37 AM
As I watched my score and kept my fingers crossed that this might be the month I actually win a Free Study, this is the image that had me worried. Congratulations on a well deserved Blue. Wonderful shot.
08/08/2016 12:05:17 AM
Congratulations I'm glad it did well for you.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2016 09:01:34 PM
Very powerful shot. I love all the tiny droplets of water. I've often thought it would be rather neat to capture something like this. I Just feel the crop is just a touch to tight. I'm wondering when that whale lands where is it going to place his head.... just saying, already voted.
08/07/2016 03:58:29 PM
Well seen
08/07/2016 08:54:09 AM
What a powerful shot, NG worth. An 8 from me
08/03/2016 11:56:55 PM
Oh yeah!
08/03/2016 10:40:38 PM
What an amazing catch.
08/02/2016 06:11:30 PM
What a perfect catch.
08/02/2016 09:44:12 AM
Really good shot--you must be so pleased. I never can find their eyes--I can't imagine how the world looks to them. Thanks.
08/01/2016 02:57:02 PM
Great timing! Nice composition.
08/01/2016 02:10:32 PM
I've been on DPC a long time and have looked at over 100,000 entries and have not seen a capture like this. Beautiful
08/01/2016 10:24:12 AM
Gotta love when you're facing the right direction at the right time. Wonderful capture.

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