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    Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, feeding at a "bait ball" at Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA.

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    1. BarbW0608 31 months ago | reply

      your whale shots are amazing, Bill. What a special moment for you. It is one of my dreams, to catch photos of the whales, though I'd be torn between wanting to see it through my own eyes or the eye of the lens. Awesome work!

    2. Toxic Roy 31 months ago | reply

      I feel sorry for the guy on the boat trying to get a picture of the humpback and getting blurry pelican underbelly instead.

      Great pictures Bill, good on you for being in the right place at the right time with the right kit!

    3. nipomogirl 31 months ago | reply

      I would not have believed this if I had not been there to see it, only thing my camera
      did not do nearly as good a job as yours did. I would like to purchase a copy of this
      picture please?? Cannot find your contact information. Sue

    4. Bill Bouton 31 months ago | reply

      Hi Nipomo Girl,

      Contact me at bbouton@charter.net

      Bill

    5. Photosuze 31 months ago | reply

      I saw your photo on the NBC website front page--hope it was with permission. Congrats on all your accolades!

    6. BaeYongHyun [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

      Amazing and beautiful and Fantastic photo!!

    7. Crooked Hill [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

      Very, VERY cool shot!!!
      --
      Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

    8. morrisroos 30 months ago | reply

      WOW. This is amazing. Wonderful capture.

    9. James A. Crawford - ♪♫♪"Crawf"♪♫♪ 30 months ago | reply

      Bill, Congratulations on your Fantastic image making SLO Coast Journal for September, 2012.

    10. jusabar 30 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, Bill!

    11. DrgnMastr 30 months ago | reply

      Congratulations from DM's Lair! This photo placed in the top five for the Best Image Rank placed in the Group for the previous month (see here for more details).

      (Seen in DM's Lair, a treasure trove of images.)

    12. sylva maxim CZ 29 months ago | reply

      Hello Bill, greetings from Czech MAXIM magazine! congrats to this amazing picture! We would love to buy the rights from you and publish in as double page spread in our Dec 12 issue of Czech MAXIM! Will you be so kind and contact me on: tomaskova.sylva@seznam.cz with some addditional information please? I don't know how else to contact you than through this forum:)
      cheers Sylva Tomaskova/picture editor MAXIM, Czech Republic

    13. MarciaMuellerPhotography 29 months ago | reply

      Shot of a lifetime! Am I ever jealous! Congratulations!

    14. DrgnMastr 26 months ago | reply

      Congratulations from DM's Lair! This photo placed in the top five for the Best Image Rank placed in the Group for the year 2012 (see here for more details).

      (Seen in DM's Lair, a treasure trove of images.)

    15. coach48 26 months ago | reply

      (¯`•¸•´¯)Great capture……!I like it....!!
      Complimenti…….. coach…………..

    16. GPR06 23 months ago | reply

      Stunning!!!!

    17. Maureen Clark Photography 21 months ago | reply

      Bill... You da man bro! I was living in Avila every other weekend, I MISSED that one!
      I am so jealous I missed the shot, but so happy for you! Kudos!!!

    18. bcanepa_photos 19 months ago | reply

      Bill, a bit late, but this really is amazing. However . . . in looking through your portfolio, your bird photos are just enviable and magnificent. Such a pleasure to view so many fine captures. Great inspiration as well as motivation. Thanks for all of this and mostly, the friendship.

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