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This one is for Gina (whalegeek), whose whale images are the real thing and are all outstanding. View Gina’s work here and don’t miss her albatrosses!

The original photo is not mine. This is based on a free download photo of a breaching, barnacle-encrusted gray whale. I used the Wave filter in Photoshop and finally got it pretty much the way I wanted it — not too realistic, but not too fragmented either. Then I posterized it, which brought out the colors in the sky area.


abstracts, gray whale, photoshop, posterized, un whale, wave filter, whale, animals

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work!!

  • Thank you, Vitta. I always appreciate your wonderful support!

    – AuntDot

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertalmost 4 years ago

    Well Dot, I’ve seen lots of breaching humpbacks but this is a new one for me!!! I bet Gina will love it!! Nice work:-)

  • I’m so glad you like this, Brenda. Thanks so much for your support and encouragement!

    – AuntDot

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™almost 4 years ago

    Love it Aunt Dot!

  • Many thanks, Chris!

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    awesome work

  • Thanks so much, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanalmost 4 years ago

    So different and unique Dot. Fabulous work

  • I appreciate that, Angela. Thanks very much!

    – AuntDot

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 4 years ago

    lovely work

  • I am having a bit of fun with these un-animals, Antanas. Thanks so much!

    – AuntDot

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77almost 4 years ago

    great image

  • Thank you for visiting and commenting, Shiva. Truly appreciated.

    – AuntDot

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...almost 4 years ago

    Well, Dot, you may call this an _UN_whale but to me it certainly looks unmistakably like a breaching whale…:-)) The energy and jubilance of a whale breach shines through your abstracted work. You did well. I still don’t know how you do this! A wonderful piece. I wish I could Favorite more than the one time I am allowed. I think this should be in the Dolphins & Whales group as well for a different look at whales. Thank you for the very kind link to my portfolio, Dot. How exceptionally thoughtful of you to share your kindness with others. All the best to you, Gina

  • Ah, thank you so much, my friend. I’m glad you like my version of a whale. The closest I’ll ever get to a real one is through your photos and those of other talented whale watchers on RB. I thank you so much for your support and your favoriting this child’s play! I did join Dolphins & Whales and will submit this there now. Thanks for the heads up about the group!

    – AuntDot

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...almost 4 years ago

    Oops, I erred with my italics. Too sleepy this morning, I guess!

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Dot!

  • Thanks so very much, Rainy!

    – AuntDot

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