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Hush hush

Hush hush
Taken by
brian heagney
Date taken
Sept. 8, 2013
Description
When you gaze into the eye of a great whale you are met with a blast of intelligence. The eye of the Humpback is relatively small and it rests just in front of the huge pectoral fin. This position makes this shot a risky one, if the whale should feel threatened it requires the use of the pectoral fin to turn away, all five meters of it. The Humpback is a gentle, timid creature but it can display amazing bursts of speed and power. The leading edge of the pectoral fin is embellished with sharp barnacle shells and it can easily shred suit, skin, muscle and break bone beneath. Thankfully this particular female remained motionless as I approached, took the shot and ever so gently finned back away from the hot zone. I used a wide angle on this one but might have to try the 60mm macro next, gulp!
Camera make
Nikon
Camera model
D90
Housing manufacturer
ikelite
Lighting
no
Accessories
Tokina 11-16
Shutter speed
1/125
Aperture
f8
ISO
320
Location