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Last week we got lucky at spotting the bottlenose dolphin in Panama. Close to Isla Colon, dolphins stay for reproduction and usually keep their distances from boats, to protect the youngsters. Though, this time a young dolphin came to play with our boat, and swam in front of it. The bottlenose dolphin is one of the 17 species of dolphins, and the most famous, for being the most playful.

Nikon D300, Nikon 17-55mm, B + W UV filter.

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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful. I think this one looks great especially because the dolphin is still underwater. There are ripples, but they are so soft, we can see the dolphin perfectly. Yet, because it's still underwater it seems to look a bit softer, not with a stark contrast. A well done photo!

Sincerely
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015   Photographer
I'm very happy you like it :) It wasn't an easy photograph to make... In a way i was on this excursion about 12 times, spotting dolphins, and this was the only notable photograph i could make... Photograph jumping dolphins is another thing, and as you say, now it's complete and visible, although under the water :) 
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, so you had some tries to get various results. Good to hear that you had the chance to take so many trips. I wish I could be able to take photos of dolphins as well, but sadly the only trip I ever took that was supposed to let one view dolphins turned out to be a failure. The trip itself was great and interesting but just the day we went, there were no dolphins. :/
Anyway, as I've said before, it's a great photo. Though I wouldn't mind also seeing jumping dolphins, but this one is more interesting, because it's not the 'usual'. ;)
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Dolphingurl21stuff Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cute!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015   Photographer
Thank you a lot! :)
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Dolphingurl21stuff Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YW! :)
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015   Photographer
;)
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Dolphingurl21stuff Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
;P
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Wow, that only-slightly-rippling effect is great, the dolphin looks like it's really watching me!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015   Photographer
Thank you a lot for the positive comment! :)
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Minia4 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Photographer
Thank you! :) 
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Minia4 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome, delightful photo, they are so lovable. 
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artiethief Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Schitterend gewoon! Je kan de dolfijn zo super gedetailleerd zien, in dat mooie heldere water. I think I've fainted. 
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015   Photographer
Dank je!
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Lucky you are to have taken such a photo!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Photographer
Thank you for the comment! And indeed very lucky... As i went on this boat trip for about 12-13 times, and only once the dolphin came so close :) 
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
It was the finger of faith!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Photographer
It is a probable possibility :) 
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KikiLynnhedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I love dolphins^^,there my favorite animal there so cute
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Photographer
They are also one of my favourites :) So i was always happy to go out and search for them...
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:iconkikilynnhedgehog:
KikiLynnhedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
*giggle *yeah I hope I get to see one up close &in person :D
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Photographer
There are some places where it is sure to see them, or like 95% sure... Here in Panama it is, and it is nice as they're not too much annoyed by humans. In Mexico or Cuba you can swim with them, but i don't like that... It's interfering too much with nature.
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KikiLynnhedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:D,thanks what u doing?
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sanjab Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! :D
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much Sanja! I was gone for a few days ;)
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sanjab Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lucky you :D
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Photographer
:)
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psychogizmo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So sweet!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Photographer
Sweet and lucky :) Thank you!
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LegendofVelotron Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Is that really real? Sorry I have to ask. It looks like something you could do on a computer. Maybe it's the trick of the water.
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Photographer
It is 100% real :) If you look in my gallery, there are only photographs ;) 
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aprmason Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Sébastien,

Great photo.

Toni.
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Photographer
I'm very happy you like it Toni :) 
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philippeL Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely shot :wow: Who would not love to this encounter?
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you a lot! :) 
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Une rencontre magique et une superbe photo ! :clap:
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Photographer
Merci! Ca prend du temps et de la chance pour certaines photos... Disons que j ai deja ete voir 12-14 fois les dauphins ces 8 derniers mois, et c etait la seule fois que un dauphin est venu nager devant le bateau si pres...
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
ah oui , il a fallu de la patience ! heureusement elle a été bien récompensée avec cette belle image ! :nod:
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   Photographer
Merci beaucoup pour le compliment :) Malheureusement plus d'appareil photo ici avec moi, il faudra attendre mon retour en Belgique pour en acheter un nouveau et faire de nouvelles photos... A bientot!

S.
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pariah87 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
:) One of my favorite animals, it must have been a nice feeling. Did it allowed you to touch it or was just accompanying the boat?
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Photographer
Normally they don't even go close to the boats... It is not like in some countries where you can touch dolphins or swim with them. Here everything is strict, and wildlife stays wildlife. So there is no way to interact with them... And i'm happy it is like this :)
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pariah87 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
That's interesting I prefer it that way too, hope they can keep it that way. :nod:
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Photographer
Me too :) leave nature on its own... More or less :)
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Wintella Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting view ;)
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Photographer
Thank you a lot :)
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Wintella Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :)
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Photographer
:)
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice photo!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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