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FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 6- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. )013 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE cape gazette Beach Continued from page 40 heron's mouth. "I've shown that to some bird experts like left 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 Ma ha'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- it/g, looking toward Rehoboth B ach. Depending on how you e unt them there's at least 10, maybe a dozen, lightning bolts i each flame. Oddly enough, if lid 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 sniped. "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 )graphy is so much daytime - you can't rotter for a long time I do have a lightning will trip the camera, the perfect storm re's just enough light Is of the dunes in the foregrounq." The boqk will contain shots Fleming took only a few weeks ago, such in a sandca "I ware shoot the otherworld of the phot appears to ; one of a sandcastle ;fie contest. until twilight to )icture so it got this ly kinda feel," he said o that on first glance De a real building. Fleming has covered the world. He' worked in 26 coun- tries and Ipent a decade as a National Geographic photog- rapher. A began his per photo[ numerous tional'awal For as m Fleming's eras and k His workt 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 body. The camera is capable of shooting flames per second. It's so fast, Fleming said, that sometime before he can lift his finger fron a second h His long weighs 131 sometimes tripod. "It's the to wildlifi L the button he's shot aine. Lens is a 600mm-f4. It ounds, and F[ ming uses it with its own )nly way to get close 7' he said. He uses a D800e 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 Prlmehook. 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 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- 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 day of spring. An aerial shot of Cape Henlopen looking south aware's southern coastline. State Park on the first encompasses nearly all of Del- ILLAGE TOoMPsO N COMM UNIt IES