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44 FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 6- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. _)013 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE cape (;azette Beach Continued from page 40 heron's mouth. "I've shown that to some bird experts like Jeff Gordon from the American Birding Association; he leads tours all over the world. He's never, ever seen anything like this," Fleming said. Fleming said he'd shoot ev- ery day there was promise for good light. Although titled "The Beach," the bookcontains images of coastal Delaware's wildlife and nature. Primehook, Rehoboth and Indian River Inlet, Delaware Bay and Broadkill Beach are included. "That's the Great Dune. It's the highest spot on the East COast between the Outer Banks arid Maha's Vineyard," Flem- ing said, showing a photo of the moon rising over the dune. There's a photo of a thun- derstorm shot from a Cape Henlopen State Park dune cross- iifg, looking toward Rehoboth Bach. Depending on how you unt them there's at least 10, lybe a dozen, lightning bolts ieach frame Oddly enough, ifid not rain on me at all. The storm was to the south, over Rehoboth Beach," he said. It was nearly dark when the picture was snapped. "It's a long exposure, and I was able to capture the multiple lightning bolts Nighttime light- ning photq easier that open the sl in daylight. trigger thal but this w for me. Th to get detai foregrounc The boo Fleming to ago, such a in a sandca "I ware shoot the otherworlc of the phot appears to Flemin world He' tries and National rapher. A began his per photo[ numerous tional'awal For as m Fleming's eras and 1 His workk body. The shooting 11 It's so fasl sometimes finger fron a second fr His long weighs 13 1 sometimes tripod. "It's the to wildlifi )graphy is so much daytime - you can't rotter for a long time I do have a lightning will trip the camera, s the perfect storm re's just enough light Is of the dunes in the k will contain shots ok only a few weeks ; one of a sandcastle ;fie contest. until twilight to )icture so it got this ly klnda feel," he said o that on first glance De a real building. has covered the , worked in 26 coun- ;pent a decade as a ;eographic photog- Delaware native, he :areer as a newspa- ;rapher. He has won aational and interna- ds. ach as he uses them, tools, Nikon cam- nses, show no wear. orse is a Nikon D4 camera is capable of frames per second. , Fleming said, that before he can lift his L the button he's shot arfle. tens is a 600mm-f4. It )ounds, and F[ming uses it with its own )nly way to get close ," he said. He uses a D8OOe for landscape with a 14mmwide-angle lens. Regarding the use of software such as Photoshop, Fleming said to get into a book, every digi- tal photo uses a software tool. "What you're seeing in the book is the color that I saw," he said. Fleming said it's common for people to say he works a lot of hours to get his shots. But, he said, that isn't so. "The light is only good in the morning around sunrise, and in the eve- ning around sunset," he said. Fleming's idea of good would be what many would call perfect. "I had a thousand great egrets and snowy egrets in front of me at Primehook. I'd never seen a day like that in my life. That was a Saturday I went back on Sun- day, and-there wasn't one white bird in sight. That's how fickle wildlife photography can be," he said. In a da he's lucky to get' two usable shots: The first 1,000 books will be signed and numbered. The book cost $75 each with a free calen- dar. There's a pre-publication special offering, two books for $100 and two free calendars. The offer is available at www.thedela- warebeachbook.com. The book is scheduled to ar- rive Friday, Nov. 8, in local stores Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach and Biblion in Lewes, just in time for Christmas. "You don't want to come out with a big book like this on De- cember 26." Fleming said. A migrating male grey seal pauses at Cape Henlopen State Park on the first day of spring. An aerial shot of Cape Henlopen looking south encompasses nearly all of Del- aware's southern coastline. ILLAGE T noMPSO_N , COMM UNI3 IES,