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It was getting very dark when I took this photo and had to push the camera a bit to get it. I took the exposure compensation down to -2.67 to darken it even more. I was looking for something different than the usual bright light photograph. I was looking for the Batemanish quality of the photograph, to see the subject and not see it at the same time.

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Taken in Portland, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
ISO 1250
EV -2.67
Pattern Metering
No Flash
400 MM


  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 3 years ago

    very serene…

  • Being out with them is an amazing experience, especially when they are calling in the morning and are only 10 feet away from you, magical

    – Michael Cummings

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenover 3 years ago

    Great shot…saw a couple of these off the Scottish coast recently but too far away for a shot.

  • Thank you very much Jamie, I just love these birds

    – Michael Cummings

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 3 years ago

    Oh wow this is different! Love the rich colours and composition.

  • Thank you very much :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • labaker
    labakerover 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Larry

    – Michael Cummings

  • Jim Cumming
    Jim Cummingover 3 years ago

    Just love that green jade background

  • Thank you very much, Jim

    – Michael Cummings

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Wonderful quality. I’d say you got what you hoped for very well!

  • Thank you very much once again Aunt Dot

    – Michael Cummings

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 3 years ago

    Nice mood to this image

  • Thank you very much, Dan

    – Michael Cummings

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichover 3 years ago

    I think you accomplished your goal, Jim. The tones and colours are amazing. I am surprised you got such a great result at 1/100.

  • Thank you very much David, I was surprised as well as I was also in a boat, luckily the bay was fairly calm.

    – Michael Cummings

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichover 3 years ago

    My apologies for messing up on your name, Michael. I noticed it just as I pressed ‘save’. So sorry.

  • Not a problem David, Jim is actually a friend of mine so no insult there :-))

    – Michael Cummings

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  • Thank you :-)

    – Michael Cummings

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