Whale – Gold Coast

Whale watching will require a long lens of the order of up to 300mm for success. If taken from a boat, generally the boat will roll and make it dificult to frame the image. A lens with vibration reduction or image stabilisation would be very useful for this type of photography. A lens with a large aperture will help to keep the shutter speed up to avoid camera  movement.

The image above was taken from a boat with a 300mm lens on a very dull day.

The image below was taken from a viewing platform on the shore at the Great Australian Bight where the whales come in close to the shore for breeding every year.

Whale – Great Australian Bight

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