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Flying through gold by Ben Waggoner

Framed Prints

Small (12.0" x 8.0")

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A pelican wings its way south as the sun sets.
Note that this is not a “sepia” photo. It is a color photo of a golden sunset.
Upham Beach (viewing the Gulf of Mexico)
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

If you like Flying through gold, you may also enjoy Sunset through sea oats, Sunset through sea oats 2 or Seagull Sunset

Nikon D40x, Nikkor 55-200 mm
1/500 sec, F11, ISO 100
© Ben Waggoner, All Rights Reserved.


  • NicoleBPhotos
    NicoleBPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    That’s a Beauty!
    Love how the action is on the left whereas the right stays ‘empty’!
    Draws my eyes to the main point of interest, the bird.
    Well done!

  • Thank you! I would have preferred to have caught him sooner, flying in from the right. Or where he is, but flying the other direction. I like to see my birds flying “into the frame” rather than exiting it (when I can), but apart from that little detail I was pleased with this one. I appreciate your kind words!

    – Ben Waggoner

  • Phil Woodman
    Phil Woodmanalmost 4 years ago

    nice capture, Ben.

  • Thank you, Phil!

    – Ben Waggoner

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonalmost 4 years ago

    Love the golden shimmer! Lovely!

  • Thank you, Jacqueline!

    – Ben Waggoner

  • Benredbubble
    Benredbubblealmost 4 years ago

    I love this one Ben!!!

  • Thank you! =)
    Now I have to try to figure out which one of my “fans” you are… Mom? Is that you? =D

    – Ben Waggoner

  • Benredbubble
    Benredbubblealmost 4 years ago

    Hey Ben I love this one!

  • Thank you!
    Still mystified…

    – Ben Waggoner

  • Benredbubble
    Benredbubblealmost 4 years ago

    Ben it’s Fibi! I tried about 8 times to sign up for redbubble and could never read the code right! I finally got logged in ( the only reason was to comment about the beautiful sunset!) and I still don’t know how I ended up with that as my user name… Anyway I went to edit it to Feebs and reposted the second message and it still came up as benredbubble! I will stick to FB for comments! I love the sunset and wanted to order the next size up from an 8×12 but couldn’t select that for the canvas.

  • Hi Fibi! What a nice surprise! =)
    Just so you know, you don’t have to sign up for a Red Bubble account to place an order, just to comment (which you have!).

    The limitation on the size is based on the image I uploaded, and if I had to crop it significantly to create the view I wanted (or to get rid of unwanted peripheral details), then it just can’t be printed in the larger formats and retain the quality that RB wants (and I want) to be known for. Imprinting it larger would cause it to lose definition and crispness.

    If you have your heart set on an 18" by 12" canvas, I’ve checked the sizes, and both Seagull Sunset and Sunset through sea oats 2 can be printed that size. If you don’t like either of those, though, I guess I will just have to go back to the beach and shoot another pelican for you! ;D

    – Ben Waggoner

  • Thank you so much for your interest in my work! =)

    – Ben Waggoner

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous colour!!!! Love the silhouettes :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thank you! I really enjoyed taking this series. =)

    – Ben Waggoner

  • nanabop
    nanabopover 3 years ago

    Can’t wait to get my cards! Flying through Gold is gorgeous!

  • nanabop
    nanabopover 3 years ago

    PS: Nanabop is Cindy O!

  • Hi Cindy! Thank you so much for buying some of my cards! I’m so glad you like this – it’s one of my favorites also!
    (In fact, if you decide you don’t like it when you get them, I will buy them from you… but I’m pretty sure you’ll like the cards – everything I have gotten from Red Bubble has been outstanding quality!)
    Thanks again! You made my day! =)

    – Ben Waggoner

  • …and I might have guessed… who else would "Nanabop” be? ;-D

    – Ben Waggoner

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