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Sharing a Special Touch
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Sharing a Special Touch
Sharing a Special Touch
San Ignatio Lagoon, Mexico. These incredible gray whales come over to the boats to be touched and kissed. They are called "friendlies" because of their interactions with humans. With all of the excitement, it can get tricky sharing the space in the small boat. Thrilling!
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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    How much fun that must have been! Cool!

5/23/2011 7:03:58 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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What an exciting adventure! Great shot, Karen!

5/23/2011 7:47:35 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE Captured wonderfully...

Where's the next great vacation ???

Happy Shooting

5/23/2011 3:08:27 PM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Wonderful capture, Karen. I took my son on one of those trips a number of years ago and though we had a breathtaking experience, I was not lucky enough to get a photograph of it. We were the only boat around and there was so much activity, both in and out of our small boat,there was just NO way I could photograph these huge wonderful animals. Sadly, my photos are more at a distance... but I will always have the memory! Thank you for reminding me, Karen.

5/23/2011 3:27:32 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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I'll bet this was a very thrilling moment, Karen!! A what a wonderful capture and memory of your trip!

5/23/2011 6:03:59 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Can't imagine what an incredible experience that was and superbly captured, Karen!

5/23/2011 6:42:57 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Thanks for the nice comments. Jack, the next big vacation will be to see the Spirit Bears in Alaska. Just little ones before that one.
JudyAnn, I totally understand how difficult it is to get photos. Of course mine are mostly of the other boats. And between the movement of the boats and whales, the spray of the water when they blow, the excitment of everyone (mostly myself) and the luck of how close they decide to get, it's a very tricky adventure. According to the others, our group was unusually lucky to have so many whales get so close, so often. We were blessed!

5/25/2011 4:59:48 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Karen. Wonderful finalist!

6/22/2011 12:53:14 PM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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Congratulations on getting this to Finalist. Tells a great story - hope it goes further. TED

6/22/2011 1:03:35 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

6/22/2011 1:23:57 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Before remembering what the Theme was, my first thought was, "What a special moment they're sharing!" So, my friend, you captured a shared moment perfectly. Congratulations for the Finalist, and most assuredly, a Winner.

6/22/2011 1:36:09 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Karen!

6/22/2011 1:43:37 PM

 
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What a beautiful capture, congratulations on your finalist, Karen!

6/22/2011 1:45:31 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Huge Congratulations, Karen!

6/22/2011 2:58:41 PM

 
Brian Smyer
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What a fantastic experience. Thank you for sharing it.

6/22/2011 3:09:21 PM

 
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Congratulations Karen!

6/22/2011 4:51:12 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great catch, congratulations!

6/22/2011 5:41:33 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Karen, Congratulations on your finalist.Good luck in the next round.

6/22/2011 5:57:52 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on this awesome finalist, Karen!

6/22/2011 6:25:08 PM

 
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist Karen!

6/22/2011 6:58:52 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Well-done, Karen! Sorry I missed this one earlier - you know how much I love all your whale captures and this one is no exception! A terrific reminder of a thrilling moment. Super Congratulations - hope to see it with Gold!

6/22/2011 8:05:36 PM

 
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Wonderful capture of the very interactive experience. CONGRATULATIONS and expect seeing this with a GOLD soon, good luck, Karen!!!!

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6/23/2011 2:46:45 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations, Karen, on this beautiful Finalist!!

6/23/2011 4:04:23 AM

 
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This is beautiful Karen...congrats!!!

6/23/2011 5:48:07 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist Karen!!!!!

6/23/2011 6:17:39 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Karen;
I hope you had time (between shots) to personally connect with these fabulous creatures. Congratulations this is a Fantastic Finalist.
;) CC

6/23/2011 7:28:46 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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congrats on this great finalist!

6/23/2011 7:57:53 AM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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Congrats on your amazing Finalist Karen! What a cool adventure!

6/23/2011 8:58:02 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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This would be such a thrill! Congrats Karen on your wonderful finalist. Best of luck to you in the next round!

6/23/2011 9:57:15 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on this amazing finalist, Karen.

6/23/2011 10:48:27 AM

 
Maria Coulson
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Karen what a trill and what a shot! Congratulations.

6/23/2011 11:29:14 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fabulous finalist, Karen!! Very best luck in the next round!!

6/23/2011 11:50:50 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations, Karen! WTG!

6/23/2011 11:55:54 AM

 
David K. Hurt
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Congratulations Karen, Outstanding capture. I am sure your a winner once again.

6/23/2011 1:21:49 PM

 
John Connolly
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A wonderful image and congratulations on your well deserved finalist award. Karen! Well done!

6/23/2011 3:34:00 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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Such a fantastic capture and finalist, Karen!! Many, many congratulations to you!!!

6/23/2011 4:51:47 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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What a terrific Sharing MT entry, Karen. Congratulations on the finalist.

6/23/2011 5:06:22 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on your wonderful Finalist!

6/24/2011 9:03:38 PM

 
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Great MT image and Finalist, Karen!!

6/24/2011 10:52:50 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is a fabulous action shot, Karen! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb

6/25/2011 11:01:51 AM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Karen.

6/26/2011 4:25:14 AM

 
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Fabulous Finalist image, Karen, Congratulatons!

6/26/2011 8:33:15 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Heart felt graditude to each and every one of you that took the time to send kind words. You are very much appreciated!

6/26/2011 3:47:59 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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What a wonderful experience - congrats on your beautiful finalist Karen!

6/30/2011 10:56:53 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna

7/11/2011 4:17:14 PM

 
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HUGE congratulations on your awesome May finalist, Karen!!! What an amazing experience. Wish I was there :) No way are we permitted to get that close to our orcas or whales here in BC. Darn it!

7/20/2011 5:51:22 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Thank you Nadia, Merna and Sharon. It's well worth taking the trip to visit them, Sharon.

7/23/2011 6:23:12 AM

 
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Congrats on your awesome finalist, Karen!

7/29/2011 6:33:10 AM

 
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