Dolphin Sunset 1

© Michael A. Gunter

Dolphin Sunset 1

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 9/29/2004 2:59:18 PM

This image is spectacular. Is it an original or created with photoshop? Very cool shot!!!!!!! #173883

Jonna Bergström 9/29/2004 3:24:53 PM

Great shot! Amazing! Beautiful! Love it! #812512

Michael A. Gunter 9/29/2004 3:54:51 PM

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. #812568

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 9/29/2004 3:58:21 PM

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!!! #812576

Elena Rojco 9/29/2004 4:49:02 PM

I also hope that you'll win with so great picture!! #812687

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 9/29/2004 5:58:26 PM

A great image Michael! I also enjoyed your website very much. I look forward to seeing more of your work... Jeff #812802

Karma Wilson 10/4/2004 6:26:09 AM

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

Karma #821017

Patrick Campbell 10/4/2004 7:55:49 AM

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! #821254

paulina michaud 10/4/2004 12:27:09 PM

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

CONGRATS, big time!!! #821789

Michelle R. Kovach 10/4/2004 12:39:48 PM

Awesome shot!
Congrats on being in featured in the newsletter! Very well deserved! Have a great day!
Michelle #821817

Greg McCroskery level-classic 10/5/2004 9:11:48 AM

Michael,
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,
Greg #823964

Richard Billingham level-classic 10/15/2004 12:44:04 PM

This is a grat shot ,must have taken a lot patience but rewarding result.
richard Billingham #843560

Cathy Barrows 10/15/2004 5:05:39 PM

Congrats!...awesome #844367

Kelly Abernathy level-classic 10/15/2004 5:18:36 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations! -K #844492

Paula Lechten 10/15/2004 8:13:46 PM

Fantastic capture, what a thrilling moment. #845952

Nancy Grace Chen 10/15/2004 8:38:35 PM

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.

Nancy #846083

Patrick Campbell 10/15/2004 8:53:38 PM

Congrats Michael! #846142

Lori Ditlefsen 10/15/2004 9:09:47 PM

Just a wonderful image! Congrats Michael! #846205

Jennifer A. Okamoto 10/16/2004 12:50:23 AM

Great image. Good luck. #846721

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 10/16/2004 9:29:02 AM

Impeccable timing. Great capture and congratulations on this lovely composition!! #848452

Karen-Jane Mrs Dudley level-classic 10/17/2004 10:33:22 AM

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 #850992

Thomasa level-classic 10/26/2004 1:48:38 PM

Perfect timing and what a shot! #870980

Sarah Baker level-classic 9/6/2008 5:51:39 PM

amazing!!! #6420867

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