Thank you +Marius Louw
--this image was made about 3 years ago, with my old Canon 40d and my new 300mm f2.8 lens (1/6400)
Aperture: f/5.6, Focal Length: 300 mm
I processed it yesterday , used Photoshop to increase warmth and saturation, then used Pixel Bender oil paint to increase the smooth texture and contrast, then back into PS, dodged and burned to increase contrast and create the effect of light in the wave. I sharpened last in selected areas to direct the viewer to the inside of the wave and the curl. I hope that helps.