Watching the salmon return to spawn is so inspirational! They just don’t quit till it’s all over.. I want to be like that; walking until I just can’t walk anymore… taking pictures until my eyes won’t focus and my arthritic fingers won’t hold a point’n’shoot! Yeah, baby!

It took a couple of days of shooting them (well not constantly)… between clouds so the light was right. And yes I did get wet and the lens got a little splash too. Took this shot just after the last time it rained…
I hope it rains again soon for them!

Perhaps not the sharpest shot in the bunch but this one caught my eye over and over when reviewing them. To me it embodies their gung ho, give-it-all-ya-got, enthusiastic determination. They are FAST wigglers! Most of the time I couldn’t even catch them at 1/4000 of second! Lots of in-focus tails with part of the tail out of the frame.

Humpy Creek, Port Alexander, Baranof Island, SE Alaska
September 6, 2010
D90 Nikon 18-200mm Lens
200mm 1/2000 f/5.6 0EV ISO 400

Photography has opened my eyes to boundless visions of nature. It gives my little meanderings meaning with opportunities for learning, expression, challenge, and sharing.

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  • JanT
    JanTover 4 years ago

    Brilliant light capture. That salmon looks luminous, and the droplets sparkle, DJ! What a beautiful capture. A fine inspiration!

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtover 4 years ago

    WOW what action – they really are something eh – Great work DJ

  • JanT
    JanTover 4 years ago

    A tee and hoodie would be perfect, DJ! With that title!

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 4 years ago

    Love it! (September 19, 2010)

  • Gerry  Temple
    Gerry Templeover 4 years ago

    Powerful and beautiful capture.

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 4 years ago

    amazing image

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture. Congrats for the Feature

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    lovely capture

  • Rhonda  Thomassen
    Rhonda Thomassenover 4 years ago

    This is a great capture :-)

  • Sandy Keeton
    Sandy Keetonover 4 years ago

    Love the action here DJ!! Great capture and so glad you got it:)

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