Here a Dolphin has just started the attack for strand feeding. The fish are being driven to the beach by swift Dolphins. This one was about to break the water in front of me. You can see him looking up and beginning to hit the surface.
I’m not sure how I even caught this image, but a very high shutter speed helped.
This was one of the first indications Dolphins might strand feed the other day. At first a few Dolphins were in the middle of the river mouth, staying deep.
I saw a shape a few yards off shore, then a Dolphin raised up, swam by looking at me and the shore line. This was close but the Dolphin made no move other than to move right along the shore.
I moved back a little to give them space if they did feed, also it reminded me how quickly things happen. With a big lens there is no way to capture anything that close. It’s over before you can focus.
Earlier I had been told this happened as the tide went out, but no feeding on or near shore.
This is not a technique I use often but sometimes it can look a little more interesting than the usual sharpness. Besides, Shooting like this is the exact opposite of what I do daily, it’s not natural.