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Old 03 June 2016, 14:14   #21
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Great to read someone elseís adventures too ..I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and looking at your photos. ..you are no slouch with a camera either
Glad you enjoyed! The good photos were taken by donegaldan with his special box of tricks
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If I am totally honest Willk.. I have to say ... Im green with envy of this photo. (its the one of the dolphin speeding through the water ..blow hole open gulping air.)

I have waited a lifetime to get a shot like that. I saw plenty in the Sound of Raasay..and have a few photos..of fins and backs ..but nothing like this.

I would go as far as saying ..I would swap a whale full of bones to get a photo like that one

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If I am totally honest Willk.. I have to say ... Im green with envy of this photo. (its the one of the dolphin speeding through the water ..blow hole open gulping air.
Right? I don't think there's much of a trick to it. He just watches them underwater and snaps them when they surface...
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I guess the trick is being able to get close to them.. this is a typical snap I got of one off Raasay.

Cynics will say its a bit of drift wood..(over on left near horizon) but its a shy dolpin..honest.

Birds donít seem to mind my wild camping BO though ..and some come close enough for a sniff...occasionally ?

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thats a great trip willk. Regards to Dan and yourself.... thanks for sharing it
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I guess the trick is being able to get close to them.. this is a typical snap I got of one off Raasay.
Ah, I see the problem now. It's a parallel to the American Adage that there's no Replacement for Displacement. You're in a wee boat and dolphins like a big hull moving a wall of water. The willkcraft shifts a lot of water aside at 8-10kts - a wakeboarders dreamboat. Whales like a big hull too - maybe the shape gets their juices moving? We had a Minke give us a wee hull rub for luck!
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Birds donít seem to mind my wild camping BO though ..and some come close enough for a sniff...occasionally ?
They don't seem to mind donegaldan either...

IMO - birds aren't as fussy as Cetaceans.
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I managed to take a little footage with my phone - the dolphins certainly were keen to party!
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Cracking tale and cracking boat.

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excellent write up n photos
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