A Photoshop merge of successive photographs of a sea eagle taking a fish out of Lake Malawi. The men of the tourist boat whistle to call the eagles and when one comes they throw a dead fish for it to swoop on. It was a spectacular site. It was fortunate that I had just worked out how to shoot in continuous mode.
The boat was bobbing around somewhat so I had just to try to keep the eagle in the viewfinder. The eagle made an arc as in the photograph, but I must admit, the arc as you see it was constructed in Photoshop. Mind you, it was lucky that the eagle did not take the fish from the left: the composition would not worked so well.
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lucero (1102) 2006-11-17 3:45
Es una bonita secuencia muy ilustrativa.
Un saludo: javi
demneh (309) 2006-11-17 3:48
this is fantastic
i like your idea, and have added it to my favrts
batalay (37861) 2006-11-17 3:55
This is a masterpiece! Superb timing, in concert with good composition, light, exposure. Warm regards from the first British colony in America, poised to celebrate its 400th anniversary (2007). Bulent
xsanthos (275) 2006-11-17 4:56
Woooww, fantastc photo. Very good.
drayde (380) 2006-11-17 5:08
Very good! You took this on a boat? Must have been a bit of work to merge this in PS, as the boat was probably moving.
I love the nice curve the eagle takes on this shot!
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2006-11-20 9:15
Fantastic overview of this eagle taking fish out of the water. And quite proper stitching/merging. There are some points you can see the work, but it's not really disturbing. And the cascade presented is nice.
But I don't know if this is against the ToS as this is not the photo as you saw it, although it's nice work, this did cost a lot of PhotoShop work and might thus be better placed on TrekLens, where heavy post processing is allowed.
Thanks for sharing the flight though.
prasadpaul (297) 2006-11-20 9:24
A perfect timing and superb frame! very nice
pari_ali (433) 2006-11-20 11:02
wow puting it together must have been a lot of work it works beautifully, great picture.
peschl (67) 2006-11-21 2:56
Très bel anchainement d'image. Cela ferait le bonheur des professeurs d'ornithologie. Ce découpage des phases de pêche sont très sympa.
Dommage que les retouches de l'image ne soit pas plus fine. Les vagues ne sont pas continues.
Très Sympa, Nicolas.
ktanska (26827) 2006-11-21 3:05
Fascinating series of exposures. The way it curves fits perfectly on the frame.
Cut and paste job could be better but it surely is difficult to paste something on a wavy sea. And imperfections only show on larger version.
tobourge (971) 2006-11-21 3:14
Impressive and very interesting serie of pictures!
Very well done!
jackart (6702) 2006-12-04 3:30
Great sequence of photos. Good DOF. Right place, right time. Wonderful photo !
Iggukflo (380) 2007-01-07 14:40
bonne serie de photos avec un assez bon workshop
c est une bonne idee
maloutim (9639) 2007-02-10 2:26
Incredible photograph and post-processing of it! It has attracted good attention, but not enough to my mind!
I keep a record of it to show my husband who is a lover of eagles.
Personally, I didn't know sea eagles existed. One learns so much everyday on TE.
I love the shape of the bird's course, to come and get his fish.
geehoo (654) 2007-05-06 18:09
It came all together. What a fantastic shot. I'm very impressed.
In one word Superb!!!
fannyloh (130) 2007-05-06 19:09
This is an amazing work of art!
nataliya (51) 2007-09-02 8:13
federico (3488) 2008-12-10 0:37
really interesting workshop, showing how the eagle catch the fish , nice idea Bob, well done
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2010-09-14 10:47
very beautiful & superbe shot...
- Copyright: Bob Stewart (bob8700) (32)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D EF18-55mm, 18-55 Canon II EF-S f/3.5-5.5
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Birds in Flight., My favorite animal photos, My favorite photos (1) (Gatti Matti), Images I do like [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-17 3:42
- Favorites: 3 [view]