Flight Of The Great White

© Bill Wyatt

Flight Of The Great White

Uploaded: January 03, 2008


Taken at LSU Campus in Baton Rouge LA.
Spot metering is so important on these when there is lots of sun.
F/5.6 at 1/1000s, ISO 100, Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Heliopan UV filter and hand held.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Bill Wyatt January 03, 2008

Paul E. Earl

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member since: 3/18/2005 Fantastic capture, Bill!! Perfect exposure.
1/3/2008 7:44:46 PM

Avril Young
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member since: 4/25/2007 awesome sharpness..and you hand held the camera to take this...WOW!!!

1/3/2008 8:43:59 PM

Amy Jackson

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member since: 7/24/2005 Wow! Awesome capture, Bill!

1/3/2008 8:46:02 PM

Teresa A. Burnett

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member since: 9/29/2007 WOW Bill!!! This is gorgeous!!! I'm too new at this to know what spot metering or Heliopan UV filters do, but I do know the lighting is perfect, as is just about everyting else in this one!!! Love it!!!


Evy Johansen level-classic January 03, 2008

Simply beautiful, Bill!! #5289255

Roxanne M. Bubar January 04, 2008

Bill this is so graceful and magnificent. #5289581

Carol Sawyer January 04, 2008

Gorgeous capture, Bill! #5289863

Danielle Fuller January 04, 2008

Alright so let me get this right...you spot metered this by following it with your HUGE Canon zoom lens, while keeping it on the bird you adjusted your exposure, adjusted for your awesome dof, and still managed to take this shot without a spec of camera shake.....alright, just wanted to make sure I'm getting the whole picture! Bill you're a god!!!!...LOL...Just appreciating your fabulous skills! Great job on this one. #5290526

Deb Koskovich January 04, 2008

Incredible, Bill!! #5290559

Lynne Morris January 04, 2008

Wow Bill, whatever you did, you sure did it right, this is an awesome capture with perfect exposure! #5290563

Milan Banik January 04, 2008

great catch ,love this. #5290796

Sarah G January 04, 2008

According to Danielle this is too good to be true, but I'm looking at it anyway. At least I think I am. Perhaps I need to get my eyes checked...or my brain. LOL!

This is soooooooooooo beautiful and you've captured the majesty of this bird magnificently.


Bill Wyatt January 04, 2008

OK he was sitting on a log I spot metered him then he bolted so I was in spot meter mode I simply took a quick reading and lock on the brightest part of the wing and started blasting. #5291001

Melissa G. Meiselman January 04, 2008

Fantastic exposure for white with ultra sharp detail, great lighting...I like the way the light varies on the bird's body, and terrific composition, Bill!!
Thanks for the spot metering tip. Once I can figure out where I can change it on my camera I will do that as I am taking portraits of my birds. #5291786

Elida Gutierrez January 04, 2008


John Connolly January 04, 2008

Stunning work here Bill! Your exposure is spot on, and your lighting is outstanding. I think we should see this one again! #5291945

Amber J. Skene January 04, 2008

Wonderful capture! This is beautiful. Wonderful detail, color and clarity! #5292053

Beverly A. Wright January 04, 2008

Amazing capture in stunning light! This
is absolutely gorgeous Bill! #5292172

Erika Haight January 04, 2008

Awesome Bill... Just Awesome! erika #5292241

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 04, 2008

Awesome in flight capture my friend! All the grace and beauty captured! #5292420

Kathy Reeves January 04, 2008

So beautiful!!!!!! #5292515

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic January 04, 2008

Beautiful and very elegant Bill!,
Amalia #5292841

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 04, 2008

Style, grace, elegance! Beautiful Bill!

jo ann c. #5293005

January 04, 2008

Skillful shot!! #5293020

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic January 04, 2008

Great job Bill! I love this! #5293272

Nadya Johnson January 05, 2008

Yet again - FANTASTIC capture, Bill! #5294793

Stephen Zacker January 05, 2008

Amazing capture and backlighting. How do you get time to spotmeter? #5294848

Emily E. Bem January 05, 2008

P E R F E C T O !!!! #5295109

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 05, 2008

Wow!! You get better with each shots, Bill!! This is just Great!!! #5295227

Melissa McCabe January 05, 2008

Gorgeous light and composition! -mm #5295831

Cassie L. Woodlee January 05, 2008

Gorgeous capture and lighting Bill!!! #5296162

Carla Metzler January 05, 2008

This is so beautiful, Bill! #5296168

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic January 05, 2008

WOW! How graceful he looks and how beautiful the sun shines through. Superb capture, Bill. #5296662

Joyce ONeil January 05, 2008

You are truly TALENTED! This is one of the most graceful "in flight" shots I've ever seen... wonderfully done, Bill! #5296707

eileen bedford January 05, 2008

AWESOME Lighting Bill, well done, you'r such a pro at these shots. #5296781

Eugenio Diaz January 05, 2008

Flight Of The Great White...excellent! well seen and great play of scale and color! #5296949

Heather L. Haderly January 05, 2008

GORGEOUS Bill!!!!! #5297089

Sandra R. Alvey January 05, 2008

Bill this is a stunning motion capture! Fantastic light work and detail as well as DOF!! Awesome hon! #5297901

Ronald F. Fischer January 05, 2008

Stunningly beautiful capture, Bill! I would say perfection! #5297965

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 05, 2008

Boy, Bill!
Is this ever spectacular!!!
A truly breathtaking image!
:) Lisa #5298231

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic January 06, 2008

As everyone agrees, perfect exposure on the whites. Awesome Bill. #5298661

Vladan D. Djordjevic January 06, 2008

Wow, this is a terrific photo with great lighting, color, timing. I love this bird! Fantastic feeling Bill! #5300006

Manuel Barrera January 06, 2008

Good Camera, good lens, and steady hands, and a great photographer! #5301180

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 07, 2008

Beautiful capture Bill, love the light thru its wings! #5305879

Rosemary Buffoni January 08, 2008

Absolutely amazing shot!! All your great white shots are totally gorgeous!
Ro #5310612

Daniella Puente January 13, 2008

WOW..I can say this is perfect! #5333649

Elida Gutierrez February 22, 2008

Congratulations in your finalist!!! #5533329

Melissa G. Meiselman February 22, 2008

Bill, this finalist is simply beautiful!! Congratulations!!!! #5533432

Sylvia Rossler February 22, 2008

Big congrats on another amazing finalist Bill :O) #5533895

Carla Metzler February 22, 2008

Congratulations, Bill! This is so beautiful! #5533979

Manuel Barrera February 22, 2008

Big Congratulations, Bill #5534225

Nancy (Peaches) Harker February 22, 2008

BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!! #5534315

Crystal L. Craig February 22, 2008

Congratulations Bill on this absolutely stunning finalist! Very nicely done :) #5534764

Corinne M. Thompson February 22, 2008

Congrats on your Finalist for this fabulous capture! #5535243

Cassie L. Woodlee February 22, 2008

WTG Bill, congratulations on this wonderful finalist my friend!!!!! #5535577

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalist Bill! #5535591

Angie Sidles level-classic February 22, 2008

BEAUTIFUL work Bill!! Big congrats to you!! #5535855

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 22, 2008

Congratulations on this Awesome Finalist, Bill!! #5536020

Barbara Waldoch level-classic February 22, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Bill! #5536252

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Bill, this is lovely! #5536342

Robert R. Goodman February 22, 2008

I can't believe this beautiful image,is all the way back on page 34.This should have been the first one I saw.Where do they have their heads at.A very big congratulations,my friend.Stunning image Bill!!!!!!!! #5536459

Margaret R. Barry February 23, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill! #5536957

Deb Koskovich February 23, 2008

Congrats on this stunning finalist, Bill! Well deserved! #5537626

Sam Britt February 23, 2008

Congratulations, Bill! #5538061

Kathy L. Clark February 23, 2008

Congratulations Bill on another beauty of a finalist. #5538092

Danielle Fuller February 23, 2008

Yay...Love this one too Bill. Excellent job and good luck in the next round!!!!! #5538709

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 23, 2008

I can't believe how many wonderful images I missed when I was sick!!! This is one of them and it is sooooooooo awesome, Bill!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! ♫ k #5538770

Nadya Johnson February 23, 2008

WTG, Bill!! Congratulations on your awesome finalist! #5538878

Patrick Rouzes February 23, 2008

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this incredible finalist, Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5538971

Susan Fox February 23, 2008

Congrats Bill on another wonderful finalist :-) #5539365

Sandra R. Alvey February 23, 2008

Another gorgeous finalist Bill! Congrats again dear!! #5539937

ALLEN O. HOWARD February 23, 2008

I was wondering where I was going to find this fantastic capture! Congratulations Bill Wyatt!!! #5541245

Ronald F. Fischer February 23, 2008

What a spectacular finalist, Bill! I hope we see some gold on this one!! #5542127

Cheryl E. Molennor February 24, 2008

Awesome!Congratulations!! #5544322

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 24, 2008

Another great capture from the lens of Bill W. Congrats yet again my friend. #5545234

Nadine A. Lewis February 24, 2008

Yes, CONGRATULATIONS again, Bill!!! Both are soooo deserving!!!! <>< #5545882

Kimi A. Phillips February 25, 2008

YIPPPEEEE!!!! #5548469

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe February 25, 2008

Congratulations Bill!!! WTG #5552294

Datha Y. Thompson February 25, 2008

Congratulations Bill on your Finalists!! WTG :0) #5552308

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe February 25, 2008

Congratulations Bill on this gorgeous finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5552340

Carol Teal February 26, 2008

So beautiful and graceful Bill! Excellent capture and congrats on your finalist! #5559473

Laurie Daily level-deluxe February 29, 2008

Another congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill!

March 04, 2008

Wow, Bill! What were you flying in? :oD #5590681

Lisa A. Car March 11, 2008

WOW this is amazing!!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! #5629074

Rod Partington December 28, 2008

What an Awesome capture,Bill! The award is well deserved! You have many outstanding images in your collection.Cheers! #6949646

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