Sharing a Special Touch

© Karen Celella

Sharing a Special Touch

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 5/23/2011 7:03:58 AM

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

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 6/22/2011 12:53:14 PM

Congratulations Karen. Wonderful finalist! #9473545

Joseph T. Pilonero level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 6/22/2011 1:43:37 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Karen! #9473842

Carol Eade level-deluxe 6/22/2011 1:45:31 PM

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

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 6/22/2011 4:51:12 PM

Congratulations Karen! #9475104

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

Great catch, congratulations! #9475408

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

Karen, Congratulations on your finalist.Good luck in the next round.
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Terry Cervi level-deluxe 6/22/2011 6:25:08 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Karen! #9475707

Phyllis Burchett level-deluxe 6/22/2011 6:58:52 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Karen! #9475887

Rona L. Schwarz level-deluxe 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 M. Bajwa level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 6/23/2011 4:04:23 AM

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

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 6/23/2011 5:48:07 AM

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

Bobby Ray Goodman level-deluxe 6/23/2011 6:17:39 AM

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

Carla Capra level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 6/23/2011 7:57:53 AM

congrats on this great finalist! #9478589

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 6/23/2011 8:58:02 AM

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

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 6/23/2011 10:48:27 AM

Congrats on this amazing finalist, Karen. #9478923

Maria Coulson level-deluxe 6/23/2011 11:29:14 AM

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

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 6/23/2011 11:50:50 AM

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

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 6/23/2011 11:55:54 AM

Congratulations, Karen! WTG! #9479128

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

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

John Connolly level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 6/23/2011 5:06:22 PM

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

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

Congrats on your wonderful Finalist! #9483869

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

Great MT image and Finalist, Karen!! #9484020

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

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

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 6/26/2011 4:25:14 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Karen. #9486375

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 6/26/2011 8:33:15 AM

Fabulous Finalist image, Karen, Congratulatons! #9487025

Karen Celella level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 6/30/2011 10:56:53 PM

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

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

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

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Sharon level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 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 level-deluxe 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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