The idea of a dolphin

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Comments (9)

Marilyn Whiteley on February 19, 2008

I wouldn't have thought water could look so lush! Nice photo, well titled. Marilyn

©junebug on February 20, 2008

Lovely picture, Ryan! Although I don't like dolphins being kept in captivity, this is a great shot with fantastic colors! Cheers, Anne

Tamás Borbély on February 20, 2008

Great momentum, beautiful colours,excellent photo, Ryan !I like these clever animals very much!Greetings, Tamás

eme jota on February 20, 2008

Very nice work Ryan! :D

Ryan Calhoun on February 20, 2008

Thank you Marilyn, Anne, Tamás, and María José! This is the dolphin nursery at SeaWorld Orlando.

Marilyn, it's easy for water to look like this when it's a shallow pool with the walls and bottom painted blue. :)

Anne, I agree, it seems like dolphins should be out racing large ships and exploring the ocean. These dolphins seemed to enjoy interacting with people (not just for the fish) and each other, so at least they don't get completely bored.

Cheers, Ryan

Jessica G. on February 20, 2008

Great job Ryan, I love dolphins. This photo is terrific, with the bright colours and textures!

Ryan Calhoun on February 20, 2008

Thanks Jessica! I couldn't get a clean shot of the baby dolphins. The mothers would always surface just as they swam by, but the babies mostly stayed underwater even though they followed right along. There's a hint of a baby here, the head just visible next to the mother.

Maggie on February 21, 2008

WOW, all I know to say!

Ryan Calhoun on February 21, 2008

Hi Maggie, thanks for visiting!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 19, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/01/01 09:07:09
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 85.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash