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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art


I’m not sure that this is really a great fit for this week’s challenge but I decided to use it as I thought it might make a good album cover.  I also chose it as it was attempt to take a photo and make it more like a work of art.  I took this photo in Yellowstone Park a few weeks back.  This Osprey was sitting at the very top of a tree and decided to take off – nicely into the sun.  I caught a nice sequence of photos but this is my favorite because of the wing positions, the claws, and the eyes of the great bird.  It certainly conveys to me what it might be like to be able to fly…..I fine theme for an album.

Wind beneath my wings

Wind beneath my wings

28 responses

  1. What a beauty…a lot said without words.

    October 24, 2014 at 9:23 am

    • Ese, Thank you. It definitely was a speechless moment

      October 25, 2014 at 4:55 pm

  2. Wow! A stunning work of art.

    October 24, 2014 at 9:27 am

    • Thanks Stephanie – I really appreciate it – I was very happy with the way this turned out.

      October 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm

  3. Very cool photo, Scott, ala Robert Bateman.

    janet

    October 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

    • Janet – Thank you so much! I have seen Robert Bateman’s work and always liked it but had forgotten the style. I just went back through many of his works to get some ideas. I am working on one of leopard photos to try and emulate one of his (but of course with my own feel). You’ll probably see it on the blog soon – let me know what you think!

      October 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm

  4. Linda Sterger

    Scott, I love all your photos and posts, but this one deserves an extra WOW!
    Thanks!

    October 24, 2014 at 9:53 am

    • Thanks so much Linda – it was a fun shot and I was trying something different with the processing but it seemed to work!

      October 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm

  5. KG

    So beautiful.

    October 24, 2014 at 10:06 am

  6. Great capture! That eye, yes, it’s very piercing…

    October 24, 2014 at 10:36 am

    • Thanks Anita – I’m always pleased when I can get the real character of an animals eyes – it really makes the photos.

      October 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm

  7. Certainly dramatic.

    October 24, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    • Thanks Colline – He timed his launch perfectly….and I was lucky enough to click at the right time 🙂

      October 25, 2014 at 5:02 pm

  8. Lovely image

    October 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm

  9. Cool and awesome!

    October 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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  12. elizabethweaver

    Gorgeous shot & perfect cover art!

    October 26, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    • Thanks Elizabeth – I appreciate it!

      October 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm

  13. 2812 photography

    Nicely caught!

    October 27, 2014 at 10:51 am

    • Pete,
      Thank you so much. I really enjoyed going through your blog. You’ve got some really nice work there!

      October 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm

  14. good shot !! 🙂

    October 28, 2014 at 9:33 pm

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