Here it is, the elusive transfer. Most all the photographers that shoot regularly try to capture what we all refer to as the transfer. This is an act the Eagle will perform sometimes soon after the catch where he will transfer the fish from his talons into his mouth while in the air. It does not happen very often. I have caught a frame or two in the past but usually they are too far out of reach for me by the time this happens and I usually never get much more then one or two frames. This will be the layout I use for print.
You will have to click on the image, I couldn't get it to size here.
This is so much more than just a great action photo. As a single photo the last one is to me a winner on its own. The background is not great but not distracting. The power of the wings and the light is just perfect. When are you coming for a photo shoot in my part of the world?
Thank you Aart for your comments and kind words. I too wish the background was not there in the last one but it is what it is and for this series I will take it. I have tried every year there to get this series and always came up short in one area or another. This year I was lucky enough to capture two, the other I will post in time, they are still sitting in post. As for me coming to your neck of the woods, if I had the means I would be packed and on a plane now and would surly enjoy every minute if the trip. Maybe I will wind the lotto one day and come visit.
Thanks Brad. Your thought of the panorama was actually my first thought while in post. The problem I had with t was blending the water and then the background in the last image. I may try again with blending the water. The problem I had is the Eagle was not only fly forward which makes the waves in the water not line up very well but he is also flying up. Then I thought it just wouldn't look right with the last image with out a lot of work.