Sharing a Special Touch

© Karen Celella

Sharing a Special Touch

Carolyn M. Fletcher Student 5/23/2011 7:03:58 AM

How much fun that must have been! Cool! #1379485

Ann H. Belus 5/23/2011 7:47:35 AM

What an exciting adventure! Great shot, Karen! #9423748

Jack Gaskin 5/23/2011 3:08:27 PM

AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE Captured wonderfully...

Where's the next great vacation ???

Happy Shooting #9424416

JudyAnn Rector 5/23/2011 3:27:32 PM

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. #9424439

Terry Cervi 5/23/2011 6:03:59 PM

I'll bet this was a very thrilling moment, Karen!! A what a wonderful capture and memory of your trip! #9424620

Courtenay Vanderbilt 5/23/2011 6:42:57 PM

Can't imagine what an incredible experience that was and superbly captured, Karen! #9424675

Karen Celella 5/25/2011 4:59:48 AM

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! #9427160

Patricia Seidler 6/22/2011 12:53:14 PM

Congratulations Karen. Wonderful finalist! #9473545

Joseph T. Pilonero 6/22/2011 1:03:35 PM

Congratulations on getting this to Finalist. Tells a great story - hope it goes further. TED #9473598

Nancyj Hovey 6/22/2011 1:23:57 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9473716

Kathy Wesserling 6/22/2011 1:36:09 PM

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. #9473796

Kathy Salerni 6/22/2011 1:43:37 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Karen! #9473842

Carol Eade 6/22/2011 1:45:31 PM

What a beautiful capture, congratulations on your finalist, Karen! #9473857

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/22/2011 2:58:41 PM

Huge Congratulations, Karen! #9474293

Brian Smyer 6/22/2011 3:09:21 PM

What a fantastic experience. Thank you for sharing it. #9474353

Renee Doyle 6/22/2011 4:51:12 PM

Congratulations Karen! #9475104

Randy D. Dinkins 6/22/2011 5:41:33 PM

Great catch, congratulations! #9475408

Kay E. Mahoney 6/22/2011 5:57:52 PM

Karen, Congratulations on your finalist.Good luck in the next round.
#9475508

Terry Cervi 6/22/2011 6:25:08 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Karen! #9475707

Phyllis Burchett 6/22/2011 6:58:52 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Karen! #9475887

Rona L. Schwarz 6/22/2011 8:05:36 PM

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! #9476416

Usman Bajwa 6/23/2011 2:46:45 AM

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

UB. #9477426

Janet McNeil 6/23/2011 4:04:23 AM

Congratulations, Karen, on this beautiful Finalist!! #9477681

Agnes Fegan 6/23/2011 5:48:07 AM

This is beautiful Karen...congrats!!! #9478103

Bobby Ray Goodman 6/23/2011 6:17:39 AM

A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist Karen!!!!! #9478214

Carla Capra 6/23/2011 7:28:46 AM

Hi Karen;
I hope you had time (between shots) to personally connect with these fabulous creatures. Congratulations this is a Fantastic Finalist.
;) CC #9478498

Karen Bacon 6/23/2011 7:57:53 AM

congrats on this great finalist! #9478589

Mary Dimitriw 6/23/2011 8:58:02 AM

Congrats on your amazing Finalist Karen! What a cool adventure! #9478725

R. J. Laudenbacher 6/23/2011 9:57:15 AM

This would be such a thrill! Congrats Karen on your wonderful finalist. Best of luck to you in the next round! #9478809

Leslie McLain 6/23/2011 10:48:27 AM

Congrats on this amazing finalist, Karen. #9478923

Maria Coulson 6/23/2011 11:29:14 AM

Karen what a trill and what a shot! Congratulations. #9479039

Ellen Hodges 6/23/2011 11:50:50 AM

Huge congrats on a fabulous finalist, Karen!! Very best luck in the next round!! #9479103

Patrick Rouzes 6/23/2011 11:55:54 AM

Congratulations, Karen! WTG! #9479128

David K. Hurt 6/23/2011 1:21:49 PM

Congratulations Karen, Outstanding capture. I am sure your a winner once again. #9479479

John Connolly 6/23/2011 3:34:00 PM

A wonderful image and congratulations on your well deserved finalist award. Karen! Well done! #9479964

Freddy Bland 6/23/2011 4:51:47 PM

Such a fantastic capture and finalist, Karen!! Many, many congratulations to you!!! #9480372

Nikki McDonald 6/23/2011 5:06:22 PM

What a terrific Sharing MT entry, Karen. Congratulations on the finalist. #9480469

Carol L. Fowler 6/24/2011 9:03:38 PM

Congrats on your wonderful Finalist! #9483869

Robert K. Bemus 6/24/2011 10:52:50 PM

Great MT image and Finalist, Karen!! #9484020

Debra R. Harder 6/25/2011 11:01:51 AM

This is a fabulous action shot, Karen! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9485001

Bojan Bencic 6/26/2011 4:25:14 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Karen. #9486375

Sabrina Ryan 6/26/2011 8:33:15 AM

Fabulous Finalist image, Karen, Congratulatons! #9487025

Karen Celella 6/26/2011 3:47:59 PM

Heart felt graditude to each and every one of you that took the time to send kind words. You are very much appreciated! #9487919

Nadia Paul 6/30/2011 10:56:53 PM

What a wonderful experience - congrats on your beautiful finalist Karen! #9498444

Merna L. Nobile 7/11/2011 4:17:14 PM

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

#9523080

Sharon 7/20/2011 5:51:22 PM

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! #9543337

Karen Celella 7/23/2011 6:23:12 AM

Thank you Nadia, Merna and Sharon. It's well worth taking the trip to visit them, Sharon. #9549017

Mariann Kovats 7/29/2011 6:33:10 AM

Congrats on your awesome finalist, Karen! #9563583

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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!
MT - Sharing

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 5/23/2011 6:23:54 AM

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