Intro by Skip Cohen
Now and then there's an image shared on Facebook that simply deserves to be seen by more photographers. My good buddy Scott Bourne knocked it right out of the park on so many different levels with his shot of the eagle above. Click on the image to see it enlarged in the SCU Lightbox, and keep in mind I'm sharing a screenshot of Scott's photograph on Facebook. Now, imagine how good the original print must be!
With the image above, Scott wrote the following:
This is a commissioned piece I made for one of my Chinese patrons. It is called "Go Fish?." I have never shown this image on social media before.
It is a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) fishing in the Cook Inlet of Alaska. This is one of my favorites - not because of anything to do with the creation of the image but because it shows my favorite eagle behavior. Sometimes, when they aren't sure if they actually caught a fish they will bring their talons up to their beak to see what (if anything) they caught. Kind of cool.
Get Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II, Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 Pro Lens at ISO 500 - f/7.1 - 1/2000 - hand held from a moving boat.
Corrected in Luminar and finished in Topaz Impression II.
Check out more of Scott's work on his blog. You'll never be disappointed in the images or great advice he shares! Just click on the banner below. And, make sure you check out his workshop schedule.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.