The one day whilst at the sea.. Linda and I walked down to Marina Beach, a Blue Flag beach and a great one too… and this is what I spotted… right at the far range of my zoom, made a few bystanders jealous with their big cameras and smaller lens… but I got the shot and showed it to them, they were impressed with my Fujifilm HS 10…
They don’t stay on the surface long enough, so I did manage to capture about 50 shots of water… should I share them with you????????
Always wanted to swim with the dolphins . . . until you mentioned having one “humping” – LOL! You so make me laugh. Excellent photos!
I am NOT Trying to swim with sharks! LOL EVER! I freak out when anything comes near me that larger than a bass! LOL I miss the dolphins though. I’m thinking we should move back to California.
I would love to experience the swimming with dolphins… they say it is a special feeling…
Till one starts humping you! LOL
How could you not love dolphin photos?! When kayaking off the coast of San Diego on a calm day last year, a pod of dolphins kept going underneath our kayak. They are such inquisitive mammals. 🙂
I would love that…
It was pretty special!
That sounds like a great experience. Well done capturing them 🙂
These are just fine, thank you!
Thanks Russ… don’t worry the blanks have been deleted…
You were lucky to see so many.
I thought so too…
Sure is easy to think sharks when seeing dolphins!
I’m thankful for your posts and visits! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Thanks Frank may you all have a good day over there and all be blessed for the following year…
I’ve been feeling like I’ve been swimming among the sharks … whew …. but, one has to do what one must do.
Just lovely! My dolphin photos usually have very little dolphin in them. 😉
Mine as well in fact I think I took 176 photos and could only use about 19 the rest was just water scenes…
A challenging target indeed, but worth every minute, if only for a few good shots…at least we no longer pay for developing film.
I’m pleased we don’t if we did I think it would be the end of my photography…
They are so lovely and you captured wonderful photographs dear Rob, sometimes I can see them in the Bosphorus too… how exciting to watch them.Thank you, love, nia
I think the song from Jaws would have been playing in my head. Would love to see this. And 50 shots of water, bring it on!
Thanks TBM… the 50 shots were deleted… I loved them so much I was obsessed and wanted to look at them and nothing else…. so I had to delete them.,… sorry… lol
Haha! I’ve had the same experience. Sitting on the sand, staring out at the ocean and then those fins and it’s such a start! This past summer I had a similar experience and it turned out to be a seal! That was a surprise. He was just playing, but when that shadow and a flipper appeared my first thought was Jaws! 🙂
They are always taken as shark fins by most people… and these were no different…
great shots. One day, I’m going to swim with the dolphins! And it is not necessary to share the water shots haha!
My son and his wife have swum with them,,, they say it is a mind blowing experience… deleted all those sea shots, I enjoyed them so much they kept popping up in front of my eyes… lol
How come you didn’t swim with them as well?
So there’s no danger of an upcoming post of all sea shots??? Whew! 😉
I would if I could but I don’t have their kind of money…
I just think of the fantastic shots I could get with your camera. Just a week ago, there were quite a few dolphin swimming by and they were in play mode. One was doing a flip and then right after that two others did flips that crossed over each other. All visible with the naked eye but my phone camera takes such horrible shots…really disappointing. One day…I’m going to get a decent camera.
Mrs P you should look into the Fujifilm HS 50 it has the equivalent lens to a 1000mm 16 meg storage it is a beaut… and not that expensive… I am buying one soon… my HS 10 is the equivalent to a 720 mm lens and has a smaller storage… can’t wait for mine which retails at R5 800 which is about $ 580… but if I remember on the internet it is quoted as $360 from Amazon, they just won’t deliver to RSA… some kind of agreement with Fuji… brilliant cameras
Thank you so much for the recommendation…it really was helpful to me.
I think dolphins are dangerous too. People have heart attacks when they mistake their dorsal fins for shark fins.
The fins are so different between the shark and dolphin, I don’t know how people make the mistake in ID
We’re going to need a bigger boat! hehehe You have such a variety of wildlife around you – fantastic!
Thanks .. but they can swim beside the boat…
I have headless and tailless iguana shots. Couldn’t even keep up with a lizard. Doesn’t really compare with dolphins and Air Force jets
It sounds as though you are also slowing down a little… lol
I got quite a chuckle out of this! I can’t tell you how often that same thing happens here…everyone runs like bats out of hell, only to find out the big bad predators were nothing but dociles friends of man! Better to err on the side of caution, though!
ps. it really is amazing how much alike our two regions are!
Thank you.. a small child spotted these I could only see them in the view finder on full zoom… but she said shark and I knew she was wrong, it was on the wrong side of the nets… the dolphins often come into the swimming area without getting into the nets, I think they just swim over them…
Glad you shared the pics after all. Dolphins seem to be such happy creatures.
Don’t they just show that all the time…
How fun. They like to swim along side the saiboats here – and the ferry. But the ones here are photo hounds and jump out of the water a lot.
They do the same here but these were playing off shore and it was a small child that spotted them… I couldn’t see them except through the lens..
For some reason, they seem to like little kids. Recognize common souls?
Ma daiiii, anche i delfini sei riuscito a fotografare, che meravigliaaaaa 🙂
Ehm per le foto dell’acqua, beh magari una o due le puoi condividere ma tutte e 50 forse sono troppe ahahhaha
Thank you Patrizia… I promise not to bore you with the 50 photos… I’ve deleted them all already… lololol
Great shots! LOL about the 50. It is amazing how many shots you take to get that one good one. 🙂
Got too many blue sea water when I thought I was getting the shot…
You can share your 50 shots of water if I can share my 50 shots of blue skies…..those Air Force jets move pretty quick….:lol:
That you don’t need to tell me… the last airshow I sneaked in on Press day and pretended to be from a magazine… took 100s of photos of tails and noses and not one of a whole jet… took on multiple shots per second even then all I got were the clouds and blue sky.. so I sympathies with you…