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    Whale Shark pics from Sail Rock

    I've made a book of my underwater photography from a year spent in South East Asia.... We were lucky enough to spend 2 dives with a whale shark at Sail Rock. It was just a little one, maybe 4 meters, but was still awesome! (other pics in the book are from Sipadan & the Philippines).

    I've entered it in a contest, but it's one of those popularity contests... you have to get the most votes to become a finalist for judging, so would love it if you checked it out and voted for me!

    Vote for this book in the Best Blurb Books Contest

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    great pics, really amazing work. i guess you guys are professionals in underwater photography?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glamourpuss
    I've entered it in a contest, but it's one of those popularity contests... you have to get the most votes to become a finalist for judging, so would love it if you checked it out and voted for me!
    so you thought you'd spam this forum to get the votes.... why not post at least one or two of the pics here asshole?

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    Enter a real competition, Natures Best, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Antibes, then you don't have to trawl for popularity, you could win by ability.

    I saw my only ever whale shark at Sail Sock in 1992.

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    Some of the piccs look like they might be decent, but, doing this



    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    so you thought you'd spam this forum to get the votes....

    is more likely to get people to vote for a "rivals" work.

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    We are harsh and fair play there are some nice photos in the book.

    One of my dearest friends is one of the worlds great U/W photographers, he was kind enough you may remember to allow me to post some of his work on here. There's a fair few pics in the book I know he would have deleted underwater.

    We were chatting recently and I said it must be great with digital to be able to shoot so many more shots on a dive as opposed to the limit of 36 on film. He said that he still only took 18-24 pics a dive. If he doesn't have certain rules satisfied he won't even press the shutter and regularly edits (deletes) underwater. That's perfection.

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    Sorry for the spam... I've been reading the boards for a while, but don't post much, as I'm not living in Thailand like most people on here. Just thought some people might be interested, if not no big deal.

    Lovethai - Thanks! But no I'm not a professional photographer
    Bobcock - I have entered a couple of those contests, but as I said I'm not a professional and am still learning. Will probably enter a few more this year as well.

    For those that are interested here are a couple of pics I should have posted the first time:






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    i see u shot them all with canon 40d and some underwater lights. amazing pics for such ordinary setup. again well done.

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    Enjoyed the pics. Been to Sail Rock multiple times but was never fortunate enough to swim with a Whale Shark. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glamourpuss
    Just thought some people might be interested, if not no big deal.
    Good photos. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glamourpuss View Post

    A whale shark at Sail Rock. It was just a little one, maybe 4 meters,

    All the whale sharks spotted at sail rock are smallish, 4 metres and under.

    I've often wondered why the mature ones never show up ?

    Foked if I know.

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    Awesome pics, thanks for sharing, I wanted to dive with some whale sharks a few times, but it never did work out for me yet.

    That would have been amazing !

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    Nice.

    Lots of whales in pattaya if you want to take some pics down there one day.

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    Nice pics.

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    Simply magnificent pictures. Thank you soo much for sharing.

    Jordan.

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    how deep were those pics taken ?

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    You might be waiting a while for the answer.

    Last Online: 04-11-2009 07:26 AM

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    The turtle shot is excellent! I think its a good representation of diving in Thailand as well.

    I was working on an UW book project (i.e. my own pers' project) - its been 4 years in the making. Unfortunately probably another 10 years to go!

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    Great pics of a magnificent creature. I have never see one. It must be a thrill to be so close to it. I hope future generations will be able to take similar pictures.

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