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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D90
Shutter Speed
1/4000 second
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F/8.0
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Aug 11, 2012, 12:41:35 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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The dolphin-sized whale - Risso's dolphin by namu-the-orca The dolphin-sized whale - Risso's dolphin by namu-the-orca
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The dolphin-sized whale - Risso's dolphin

Species depicted: Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus)
Time taken: 1/4000 second ;D
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Tools of the trade: Nikon D90


Here are some Risso's dolphins for ~Misted-Dream!!! (only she will understand those exclamation marks)

Title refers to their swimming manners. While the Common dolphins were zooming all over the place, leaping and frolicing in the waves, these Risso's dolphins were incredibly calm (except for one that was breaching in the beginning and a small group playing in the end), they'd come up slowly, take a breath, and dive down again. Heck, they were calmer than the Sperm whales we saw! Truly a whale spirit in dolphin size :)

Oh and did you know that Risso's dolphins are actually really dark grey? They turn whiter due to all the scars the get from each other and their main food source - squid.



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Emi-Gemini Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice !
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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lovlyninja39 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
Wow your so lucky to have seen the great Risso's Dolphin!
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, sure was - it was amazing! :love:
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Merintia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Beautiful! IŽd love to see them!
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really was awesome to see them for real! :D
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
SO AWESOME :love:

look at all that scarring!
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES they were mega super awesome dolphins to see :love:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww man, Risso's dolphin?!
You're such a lucky ducky! :XD: :iconaflacplz:

You seem to have had a wonderful trip! :)
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Multiple Risso's dolphins, sir (about 40 of 'em, scattered around the boats) :rofl:

Oh it certainly was wonderful! Though I secretly plan on going back some day to really stay there for a couple of months or so, to observe a larger variety of species and to help with research there :D
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