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Needs Help: Friendly Playful Dolphin get usage counts

The current one is better than nothing, but I think whether or not there is room for improvement is worth discussing.

I chose that image in the YKTTW for this trope, which in turn was created based on this thread. I had recently watched Dolphin Tale at the time, so it happened to come to mind quickly as a source of potential images. It was called "playful dolphin" at the time, so I figured showing Winter grabbing a toy would be sufficient, but it seems less so with the new name.
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Bumping, as this thread seems to have fallen behind in the past few days.
"I even like the idea of a nice man who sees me when I'm sleeping and knows when I'm awake. And that man is Barack Obama." - Bill Maher
 3 Willbyr, Fri, 25th May '12 6:09:22 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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If we can't find a pic of this from a media source, then a pic of a dolphin doing something with a human at Sea World would be better than nothing.

edited 25th May '12 6:10:47 AM by Willbyr

[up] Here's a google image search of it.

Before we decide what image to go for, we should have an idea what we're looking for in a page image.
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I like this image, because it shows a human and a dolphin clearly "playing" together (as opposed to being fed or somesuch), and both human and dolphin look like they're smiling.

Actually, looking at the other images in that series, there are a bunch of good candidates, as well as (unrelated to this trope, but super-cute) pictures of Anna Paquin with a penguin.

edited 26th May '12 9:12:57 AM by suedenim

The main gist of the trope is dolphins, prefereably wild untrained ones, interacting with humans in a friendly, playful manner.

This scene is a good example from a media source though I'm not entirely happy with the quality of the screen shots. If we don't want to use them for the main page, maybe they'd do for an Image Links page.

edited 26th May '12 11:42:07 AM by Catbert

I like the dolquin pics.
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I like the second one best; the quality is fine to me.
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[up][up][up] Second one looks like Marshmallow Hell. (Not even sure whether that's a guy or a girl, I'm just saying what it looks like out of context.)

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I'm not sure where you are getting Marshmallow Hell from. It is a boy riding a wild dolphin (in-universe, obviously they used trained dolphins for filming).

edited 26th May '12 5:16:28 PM by Catbert

 11 Willbyr, Sat, 26th May '12 8:43:03 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Either of those last two are good.
[up][up] I'm just saying what it looks like.
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 13 Japanese Teeth, Sun, 27th May '12 12:46:34 PM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
I don't think it looks like Marshmallow Hell (given that it's a fin), but I'd prefer one where we can see the dolphin's head.
[up] Well, different people will look at it differently. The blur makes it look like it's a dolphin's head at first glance. (Granted, taking a closer look makes it clearer that it isn't, but still...)

But yeah, getting to see the dolphin's head helps too.

edited 3rd Jun '12 12:00:46 PM by HiddenFacedMatt

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6.2 seems fine to me, though I'd prefer to see the dolphin's head. Are the suggestions in 9 from media? They look like Sea World photos.

edited 3rd Jun '12 5:01:55 PM by rodneyAnonymous

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 16 Willbyr, Wed, 18th Jul '12 6:16:53 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I like 6.1 best so far.
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 18 Willbyr, Wed, 18th Jul '12 8:45:04 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I lean toward that one myself.
 19 jkbeta, Thu, 19th Jul '12 11:25:31 PM from right behind you Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
6.1 is good.

 20 Willbyr, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 7:28:48 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Not much consensus for 6.1, but since the clock's up and people seem to have issues with 6.2, I went ahead and put 6.1 up. Locking up.
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