Glacier Bay Fly By



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38 Comments | Report
eskimotwila
 
eskimotwila July 17, 2012
Incredible clarity and landscape image! Thank you so much for sharing in MPoV!
ornani
 
ornani July 17, 2012
awesome capture. love it.
mattcooper
 
mattcooper July 18, 2012
Great shot!
ALittleAria
 
ALittleAria July 23, 2012
Wow
Sukinroxy
 
Sukinroxy July 23, 2012
Wow! Fantastic shot. :)
NUTT
 
NUTT August 02, 2012
stunning photo
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo September 17, 2012
Beautiful, clear photo!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions September 17, 2012
nice
jessicanicole
 
jessicanicole September 21, 2012
Amazing!
Angela_Lewry
 
Angela_Lewry September 24, 2012
Just beautiful, welldone :)
ChristinaFreak
 
ChristinaFreak September 26, 2012
Beautiful capture!! Voted!
photofairy Ultimate
 
photofairy October 12, 2012
Beautiful capture!
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD October 20, 2012
Great shot !
brodia65
 
brodia65 December 07, 2012
Awesome capture!
sunsetnurveins
 
sunsetnurveins March 22, 2013
great job
Redcow
 
Redcow March 24, 2013
Well done!
Jamie_Engel
 
Jamie_Engel April 26, 2013
great shot!
eastonh PRO
 
eastonh July 10, 2013
love the angle on this. looks like I am flying along with him. Simply gorgeous. vtd!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 July 15, 2013
Wow, nice shot!
danishaz
 
danishaz November 01, 2013
Spectacular shot!
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco November 01, 2013
Great focus.
Jacc
 
Jacc February 09, 2014
nice catch
CharlesYeaWright
 
CharlesYeaWright February 24, 2014
Thats the photo to beat... this has everything....
jofoster
 
jofoster May 16, 2014
good capture.
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel December 21, 2014
A good one. Voted.
allen Platinum
 
allen March 16, 2015
Great shot!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel June 11, 2015
2x
barbaramillesrobinson PRO+
 
barbaramillesrobinson March 17, 2016
Gorgeous photo. Voted OPEN WINGS. Good luck!
Mary18
 
Mary18 October 30, 2016
Cool shot!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden April 22, 2017
Congratulations on your Challenge Award!
Jcbtokcor PRO+
 
Jcbtokcor May 24, 2017
Thank you for joining my challenge. This is an awesome shot.
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz June 03, 2017
Fantastic capture! Thank you for joining my "Single Bird" challenge! Good Luck!
llowzz Platinum
 
llowzz July 08, 2017
Beautiful Image ! Thank you for entering my Seagulls In Flight Challenge ,good luck,Brian
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole August 13, 2017
Beautiful capture!! Thanks for joining my challenge!! : )
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett February 08, 2018
wow :)
lindalucas_6386 PRO
 
lindalucas_6386 March 12, 2018
I so wish I was there at this moment! That might be the highest praise we can offer a photo...
BFinkelstein PRO+
 
BFinkelstein March 26, 2018
I love this shot, however, Gulls are not true pelagic birds and your submitted photo will not be considered for the Pelagic Bird Species Peer Challenge.
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre April 29, 2021
Congratulations, Randy! You're People's Choice winner in my SHOREBIRDS Challenge! Great capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on a cruise ship in Alaska while touring the Glacier Bay National park.
Time
As I recall it as mid-day and I was enjoying some time on the balcony of my stateroom.
Lighting
As-is evident from the photo, it was cloudy and overcast at the time of the shot.
Equipment
I used a Canon 7D with a kit lens, handheld and no other gear.
Inspiration
As we were touring the bay, a large quantity of Seagulls swarmed the ship so I tried to coax them closer with some food. This required that hold food in one hand and the camera in the other which was quite tricky as the camera was quite heavy. I was shooting in fast mode so I got quite a few captures but this one was the money shot.
Editing
I did some dodging and burning and some exposure adjustment.
In my camera bag
I always have my Canon 7D and multiple lenses, cleaning cloths, remote trigger, multiple batteries, and plenty of memory cards.
Feedback
Always be ready to shoot. Have your camera ready to go at a moments notice and know the adjustments well. You rarely have the camera adjusted for that perfect shot so knowing the settings backward and forward will get you that wonderful image even when you have only a few seconds.

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