It's a Beautiful Life by Adam Gormley

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This has to be one of my favorite shots I have taken to date, as I was shooting Fiery Skies I noticed a pelican in the distance incomming, I raced back to this palm I had in the shots earlier, as I knew the fisherman to the left of frame would get the pelicans attention… Paid off, one of the frames used in this shot was a cool timing pelican landing :) I carefully pasted out the other captures of this pelican in the other frames, so the one was clear in the HDR.

I was almost going to paste in the whole landing sequence, as I pumped up the ISO to get the camera shooting at max fps.

I hope you enjoy this shot, was real fun making it, and shooting it! Noosa River, Noosaville, Queensland, Australia.


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  • Ron Fitzgerald
    Ron Fitzgeraldabout 5 years ago

    Just a great image all of the elements work well done

  • Thanks very much Ron mate! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 5 years ago

    wow, that’s excellent planning and timing Adam! Sure paid off. :)

  • Thanks very much Jenny, I was happy this one turned out like this! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

    Stunning as usual. Fantastic

  • Thanks very much Ann, appreciate that :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearabout 5 years ago

    It’s certainly one of my faves Adam ;) xoxox

  • Thanks very much TK, appreciate the kind words! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyabout 5 years ago

    It is beautiful Adam, and I love your story!

  • Thanks very much Sharon, glad you like it! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Simmone
    Simmoneabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image! A co-worker and I were just looking at this shot and day dreaming about being there. Very nice!

  • Thanks very much Simmone, was a very sureal sunset :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • roseduggan
    rosedugganabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful !!!! ~ :)).

  • Thanks very much Rose! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandabout 5 years ago

    just awesome love it and wish I could be there right about now!

  • Thanks very much Rita, it’s a nice place to spend the evening picnicing :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    It is wonderul, love it!

  • Thanks very much Barbara! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Helen Corr
    Helen Corrabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much Helen! :)

    – Adam Gormley

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