“The Stretch”…a fishing silhouette

Today’s  below-zero windchills make it tough to remember the warm temperatures of Monday afternoon. That’s when I went crappie fishing at Marion Reservoir with a local expert.

As well as photographs of Warren Kreutziger fishing I was often looking for other pics. I got lucky and spotted this angler along the rip-rap dam, fishing for who-knows-what, probably trying to get a snagged lure free from a rock.

The problem was that the angler was half a dam-length away, hence the use of a maxed-out telephoto lens. I had to use a high shutter speed to compensate for my wobbly arms and the rocking of the boat. To get the guy’s head silhoutted against the glare of the water instead of having it blend into the landscape I had to stand atop a boat seat.

The photo has had a lot of cropping  to increase the size of the angler. More details are listed below.

Date: 1/9/12
Time: 4:33:00 PM
Model: Canon EOS 7D
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Firmware: Adobe Photoshop CS Macintosh
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Lens (mm): 400
ISO: 400
Aperture: 10
Shutter: 1/4000
Exp. Comp.: 0.0
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Program: Aperture Priority