Photos 7, page 29
Boating w Ray (more dolphins!)
|Once again, Robin was over visiting our friends, Ray & Ellen, when she called me Sunday (4/17) morning and asked if I
wanted to come over too. Sure. So I drove over and we had an evening picnic on the beach at Honaunau. The next day,
the girls weren't feeling up to going out in the boat so Ray and I went. We trolled out to the buoy (green line, 6.5 mi.) that
the state puts out there for fish to gather under. There, we caught fish heads (more on that later). Then we went down to
another buoy (orange line, 12.9 mi.) and had no luck there either. We trolled about halfway back before we finally gave up
and headed home (magenta line, 15.9 mi.).
|A couple of sunset shots from
I darkened the one on the left
considerably to catch the cloud
|After launching the boat, we found dolphins in the bay so we shut the boat off and just drifted while we watched the matinée.
(green line going out, magenta line coming back)
There's no really effective way to take pictures of dolphins on the surface. You don't know when or where they're gonna
jump until they've already jumped! The best you can do is point the camera in a general direction with your finger on the
trigger and sort of look over the top of the camera and just bang away as fast as you can. In the case of my camera, that's
pretty fast! It'll shoot 5 frames a second with autofocus. 11 frames a second without autofocus...
There's one just starting to jump in the
center of the photo...
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We have a jumping dolphin...
That's Honaunau "beach" in the back...
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Two dolphins, two snorkelers
This is considered to be one of the
premium spots for swimming with the
|There seemed to be this one guy who would do like three jumps in a row, end-over-end. The rest of the dolphins seemed
content to just cruise...
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It's funny to watch the snorkelers
charging one way and then another. I
wonder if the dolphins are playing with
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These are not my photos, I bought
them from a photographer in Kauai.
This is what it looks like to the
I've done this before (I don't know why I
didn't this time - I guess I was busy taking
pictures up top). Swimming with the
dolphins is seriously exciting!
|Look at the elevation on this guy!