Gallery wrapped canvas inspiration – served up from time to time
with the generous permission of APC’s awesome customers!
Photographer: Geoff Coe
Size: 36 x 24 gallery wrap
“On some mornings I know what I want to photograph. Other times, I just head out to my favorite bird beach on the Gulf of Mexico and wait for great light, then find a good subject. That was the story behind ‘The Maestro.’
“I saw the early morning sun starting to break through some low-hanging clouds to the southeast and could literally see great light moving toward me on the bay. Looking around, I saw several Brown Pelicans diving for fish offshore, and quickly moved out onto a sandbar to get as close as I could. Not close enough – so I moved off the bar into about two feet of water and set up my Gitzo tripod and Canon 50D with a 500mm lens and 1.4x teleconverter. Right on cue, this Pelican dove for, and caught, a redfish. Then, his meal complete, he stretched out his wings in the beautiful light.
“He reminded me of an orchestra leader calling the musicians to attention. Hence, the title.” – Geoff
Geoff Coe is a Fort Myers, Florida-based wildlife photographer and workshop leader.