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Dolphin Sunset 1   Featured in PhotoFlash #019 Photo Contest Finalist
Dolphin Sunset 1
Dolphin Sunset 1
© Michael A. Gunter
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Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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    This image is spectacular. Is it an original or created with photoshop? Very cool shot!!!!!!!

9/29/2004 2:59:18 PM

Jonna Bergström

member since: 4/8/2004

Great shot! Amazing! Beautiful! Love it!

9/29/2004 3:24:53 PM

Michael A. Gunter

member since: 4/8/2004

Thank you. I'm glad you like the image. It is totally original with no digital manipulation. The image was taken at Anthony Key Resort in Roatan, Honduras. The shot was taken with a Tamron 28-200mm zoom lens on a Nikon 8008s camera using Fujichrome Velvia 100 slide film. The slide was then scanned with a Nikon Coolscan 4000 slide scanner. I did not record the camera settings, but I metered for the sunset while keeping the shutter speed as fast as possible to freeze the dolphin and water.

9/29/2004 3:54:51 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Well I am very impressed Michael. It is so hard to know just when the dolphin will jump and you caught the moment perfectly. I hope you win with this shot!!!

9/29/2004 3:58:21 PM

Elena Rojco

member since: 4/15/2004

I also hope that you'll win with so great picture!!

9/29/2004 4:49:02 PM

Jeff W. Robinson
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A great image Michael! I also enjoyed your website very much. I look forward to seeing more of your work... Jeff

9/29/2004 5:58:26 PM

Karma Wilson
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member since: 6/27/2004

I will be absolutely shocked if this doesn't place and I think it should place VERY HIGH! Great job. It's gorgoeus!


10/4/2004 6:26:09 AM

Patrick Campbell
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member since: 4/21/2002

Impressive shot, Michael, all the more so because it was all done in the camera! Congrats on making the newsletter and good luck in the contest!

10/4/2004 7:55:49 AM

paulina michaud

member since: 5/9/2003

This is an AWESOME shot. I truly admire talented people who don't need photoshop to get good stuff like this.

CONGRATS, big time!!!

10/4/2004 12:27:09 PM

Michelle R. Kovach
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member since: 3/4/2004

Awesome shot!
Congrats on being in featured in the newsletter! Very well deserved! Have a great day!

10/4/2004 12:39:48 PM

Greg McCroskery
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member since: 2/27/2003

I can't even imagine capturing a shot like this! This truly looks like a 'once in a lifetime' shot. Great work on being ready to frame and expose properly for this. I agree with others -- if this is not a winner, I don't know what it takes!
God Bless,

10/5/2004 9:11:48 AM

Richard Billingham

member since: 7/17/2004

This is a grat shot ,must have taken a lot patience but rewarding result.
richard Billingham

10/15/2004 12:44:04 PM

Cathy Barrows
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10/15/2004 5:05:39 PM

Kelly Abernathy
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Beautiful! Congratulations! -K

10/15/2004 5:18:36 PM

Paula Lechten

member since: 10/23/2003

Fantastic capture, what a thrilling moment.

10/15/2004 8:13:46 PM

Nancy Grace Chen
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member since: 3/18/2004

Stunning-- you snapped at just the right time. I hope it's not rude of me to offer this suggestion... but if it doesn't win this time around, it may be because it looks quite grainy/pixely to me. I'd try fixing that (maybe with NeatImage) and resubmitting... but it's an extraordinary composition and hopefully it just wins this time. Congrats on a remarkable image.


10/15/2004 8:38:35 PM

Patrick Campbell
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member since: 4/21/2002

Congrats Michael!

10/15/2004 8:53:38 PM

Lori Ditlefsen

member since: 5/21/2003

Just a wonderful image! Congrats Michael!

10/15/2004 9:09:47 PM

Jennifer A. Okamoto
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member since: 9/10/2003

Great image. Good luck.

10/16/2004 12:50:23 AM

Carolina K. Smith

member since: 3/28/2004

Impeccable timing. Great capture and congratulations on this lovely composition!!

10/16/2004 9:29:02 AM

Karen-Jane Mrs Dudley

member since: 3/14/2003

what a truly spectacular and stunning piece of work Michael , a massive congratulations and well done not only on making the final but capturing such a beautiful moment and sharing it , well done , k-J

10/17/2004 10:33:22 AM


member since: 2/27/2003

Perfect timing and what a shot!

10/26/2004 1:48:38 PM

Sarah Baker
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