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41 Comments | Report
marthe
 
marthe December 19, 2013
Great timing!
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph December 23, 2013
Great timing.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 30, 2013
Superb capture - hope he or she caught a fish! Congratulations.
elfiedwards Premium
 
elfiedwards December 30, 2013
lol:-) imagine the headache afterwards!:-)) great shot! congrats on the feature
debhall PRO+
 
debhall December 30, 2013
Awesome capture! Congrats on your feature!
meshersmith PRO+
 
meshersmith December 30, 2013
Amazing shot!! Congrats on your feature!!
bbranyon
 
bbranyon December 30, 2013
Great capture!
andrew2
 
andrew2 December 30, 2013
Awesome Capture.....I snapped one almost identical to yours in the Mobile Bay Delta recently...congratz
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK December 30, 2013
Awesome capture! Congratulations on your Feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 December 30, 2013
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska December 30, 2013
very nice
phspanky
 
phspanky December 30, 2013
Cool capture, congrats on the feature.
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock December 30, 2013
Great shot!
kkat PRO
 
kkat December 30, 2013
Great Capture!!! Super neat!! Congratulations!!!!!
brentmorris
 
brentmorris December 30, 2013
Great capture congrats
symesie04
 
symesie04 December 30, 2013
Great timing.
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios December 30, 2013
Very nice timing, this is a great stop action photograph. Great detail... Well done!
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LoreenSwann December 30, 2013
Congrats on being featured!! Excellent timing here!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade December 30, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
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tsambaproductions December 30, 2013
congrats
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions December 30, 2013
congrats
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 30, 2013
Great capture! Congrats!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life December 30, 2013
WOW ! great action shot !! Congrats !! :):)
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle December 30, 2013
Impact point! Great timing for this shot. Congratulations on being featured.
TeddyChan
 
TeddyChan December 30, 2013
You captured the great action, well done ! ^^
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan December 31, 2013
Excellent timing, incredible detail and amazing diving angle. Brilliant capture......congrats on the feature.
wwinter86
 
wwinter86 January 03, 2014
Good catch
iancolston
 
iancolston January 09, 2014
Superb capture well done!!
gaynorhayesclarke
 
gaynorhayesclarke January 23, 2014
Wow, what a fab picture, well done.
fredbarber
 
fredbarber March 10, 2014
I have wanted to get this shot for years! You beat me to it! and you have done a wonderful job!
Ohlyns
 
Ohlyns April 15, 2014
Graet Patience and timing Thumbs up
Timbo
 
Timbo May 05, 2014
Excellent timing.....well captured.... Awarded
birdlover54
 
birdlover54 May 07, 2014
What a fantastic capture! I love this!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita June 27, 2014
ha ha...perfect timing. Wonder if he caught something!
Santoshah
 
Santoshah November 29, 2014
superb
iesphotos
 
iesphotos January 01, 2015
Superb, lovely timing!
pjbell_1949 PRO+
 
pjbell_1949 January 26, 2015
Brilliant
Highlandsportsphotography
 
Highlandsportsphotography February 09, 2015
nice capture!
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 March 05, 2015
Brilliant!!!
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 March 05, 2015
Brilliant!!!
rogercampeau PRO
 
rogercampeau March 21, 2015
Awesome timing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Near Arcata, California
Time
Noon
Lighting
All natural lighting at high noon.
Equipment
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Lens: 300mm Canon No tripod, no flash, no photo alteration
Inspiration
I was amazed at the diving pelicans - how they didn't crash into each other or the harbor seals that were playing in the surf. As they came in at such speed and force, I thought I would never capture what I was seeing before me. I gave it at try and, to my delight, this is what I came up with.
Editing
No post-processing.
In my camera bag
Normally, since I photograph mostly birds, I just take my 7D with my attached 300mm Canon lens, along with my extra battery and disk. The remaining gear typically is left at home.
Feedback
Being an amateur, I don't have any revolutionary advice. Just keep trying, keep practicing, and take chances on seemingly impossible shots!

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