Bird Photo Competition 3 2012 : Entry Number 105

Judges Comment

We initially thought this image had been mis-posted, as there was no bird in sight. Only after a few seconds did we spot the eagle-like outline of the smoke plume. Superb creativity!

Photographers Comment

Just to be funny, I entered this photo into competition to give the judges something unusual and completely unexpected to consider. I surely didn't expect a "Mark of Excellence" from them, but rather perhaps a laugh. Playing with strobe lighting and smoke, it just happened. Very little post production. I see many hard earned photos here more deserving of this award.