Monday, January 19, 2015

White-bellied Sea-Eagle makes me look good

It's usually me trying to make the birds look good, but here's a White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) making me look good, by seeming to stare right down the lens on taking off from tall paperbark along Palm Creek.

Bird made restless even before my arrival when pair of Black-shouldered Kites objected to it landing on 'their' dead tree. I missed that action but captured two flight frames as bird launched again.

Next time, I'll ask it to pick cleaner background, allowing more hope of holding it in focus for a longer sequence. But it can keep seeming to stare at me for as long as it likes. 


mick said...

Huh? 'Making you look good' - ?? - Sounds like mock modesty to me! Try - 'making you look even better than usual'! Yeah! Yeah! You can't say it about yourself so I've said it for you :-)

Tony Ashton said...

Caught me, Mick. Was trying to make point that often the eye contact so sought after is no more than lucky angle and not interaction between subject and photographer.

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