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    Don,

    Thank you for sharing, as always, beautiful pics.
    What a nice way for me to start my day here in Pa with snow falling @ 20º.


    Happy New Year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    I don't know if I have mentioned that there is a big barracuda being seen out on the reef or not...
    So this ain't the end I saw you again
    today
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    Some of the best yet! I love the drone shots. Way cool.

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    Great pics Don.
    We will be arriving in Maui on the 14th, so hopefully I will be able to witness some of these creatures on my own.
    Last year I was there during that storm, so paddle boarding wasn't really an option, this year I hope it's a bit calmer for me.

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    Now a camera drone ?
    Don you really enjoy the best hobbies on earth!
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    Don,

    Your camera skills are amazing. If the flashlight thing crashes someday, you have a future in photography.

    The photos you are taking are not like some types of photography where you can do endless takes, or go back to Yosemite again and again, you have one chance at it which once it is over, well it's over.

    As a journalist, these are the kind of photos I love to see, and study.

    You are a professional in my book. Thanks for sharing these amazing shots for us to see.

    You have my respect!

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    Post some pics of my favorite fish: the Manini! I remember seeing them everywhere when we went squiding. [ of course, in Hawaii, squiding means spear fishing for octopus ] ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5S8Zh5 View Post
    Post some pics of my favorite fish: the Manini! I remember seeing them everywhere when we went squiding. [ of course, in Hawaii, squiding means spear fishing for octopus ] ..


    Shot of a squid with some manini in the back ground but no tako
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    Rarely I find the time to read CPF again....and my pleasure is to see the very nice sea pictures took by Don It's as usual a small corner that I don't want to loose

    By the way, Happy New year Don, and maybe I will return here before next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    Shot of a squid with some manini in the back ground but no tako
    Those tako are so camera shy. Hiding in holes, changing their color, skin texture, not to mention the 007 ink screen water jet getaway.
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    My FIL got back from Kaanapali last night, and said the whales are out en force.
    Any updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjswarbrick View Post
    My FIL got back from Kaanapali last night, and said the whales are out en force.
    Any updates?
    Yeah, I have been trying to keep up with the flashlight requests as well as put in as much time as possible with the wahles. We have had some bad days due to unusual weather but there have been a few gems as well.











    Competition pod taken from drone video:































    The brown booby birds are often seen above and around the whales. They go for the fish that hang with the whales:



    During one of the crappy storms that came through, a couple boats that didn't prepare for the rain and onshore surge of waves and wind
    sank at their moorings. Not so good times!





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    Absolutely Awesome photos! Thank you for sharing.

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    Amazing. I feel like be there.






    Good times for diving. What an irony!

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    Amazing pictures. Not sure when those were taken. Its 30 degrees here in La. My daughter loves your whale pictures. I have to show here these.

    Yes Ironic! lol That is crazy. It looks like it is a new "wreck". Complete with a cover on the starboard bow. I see the mast is out of the water too.

    Not sure about the laws, but I assume it is the owners responsibility to mark with a buoy and a flashing light at night! lol So it is kinda flashlight related too! I know if it is insured, your insurance Co pays to find and remove it quickly. Otherwise, I think the owner is liable.

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    Awesome pics as usual, Don.
    Competition pod? Humpback Races???

    Too bad about the Good Times. I'd be seriously bummed.

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    Great photos! How are you getting the aerial shots? Did you buy a drone? Some of the camera equipped quad copters are pretty amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Great photos! How are you getting the aerial shots? Did you buy a drone? Some of the camera equipped quad copters are pretty amazing.
    Competition pod taken from drone video:
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Great photos! How are you getting the aerial shots? Did you buy a drone? Some of the camera equipped quad copters are pretty amazing.
    Yeah, I got a DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus and have had fun trying to keep it from ending up like those boats! There is no such thing as a safe landing out on the water or on my 11'6" RHIB. I have to catch the drone when it comes in. So far (over 2 hrs of video), so good. You can see my boat at the right in the pic below:



    I got this shot today of a quick fly by of a mom, calf and escort:

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    Underway RHIB landings. Impressive. ... ... Roger ball.

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    Whale season is rapidly coming to an end. I had numerous great encounters this year but have held back from bogging this thread down with too many photos. I'll add a few more now.






























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    Hello Don,

    You never cease to amaze me. You get better and better with your pictures the composition is perfect.
    These are a marvelous set of Whale pictures.

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

    All the best,

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    X2!!!!!!

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    Don,
    Your not bogging anything down. These are beautiful pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefootone View Post
    Don,
    Your not bogging anything down. These are beautiful pictures.
    +100!
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    Post pictures as often as you want Don. I get excited about every bump this thread gets hoping that it is new pictures.

    All of the pictures you have posted are amazing and we eagerly await more.





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    Great pics Don, very good work.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Breath taking pictures Don. Thanks for sharing!

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    Hi guys,
    Well the whales are almost gone now; did see a mom and calf breaching out there a couple days ago but it's time to focus back on the reefs and other critters. I went out a couple days ago with a couple friends and took my camera with fish eye lens since the anticipated subject matter was turtles and up close. like:



    and



    What I never expected to see was a really big tiger shark swimming among the turtles.



    At the time, I was about 50 yards ahead of my friends and by myself. Shooting through the haze at the surface and with fish eye lens was
    no way to get a decent shot or do this beautiful shark justice but given it had a girth that looked larger than a 55 gallon drum and being by my lonesome
    with no witness I was not inclined to dive down for a closer face to face shot. Once the shark passed by me and seemingly showing some interest in the turtles which
    are in its main diet, I did close in and follow it as far as I could until it disappeared in the distance.



    There was a local woman killed while snorkeling by a shark (presumably tiger) about a month ago but I am fairly certain that these occasional shark attacks
    are most likely accidents due to poor visibility or some other mistake made by the shark. If they really liked the taste of humans, there would be
    many attacks with more body parts consumed and it would be very evident that there was a problem!! None the less, a fish this big demands respect in my opinion!
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    You are crazy! I guess I am too much of a wimp. Had I seen that shark while swimming, my natural fight or flight instincts would have switched to flight mode!! Impressive pictures!

    "fish eye lens"

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