And the final planned image from the series is this one. I actually like it best but didn’t think my opinion was in the majority since the wings weren’t extended very much and the entire subject is below the ‘horizon’ of the background. Honestly, I fell back on the books for this edit and used the Rule Of Thirds to make it more comfortable for viewing by the true photography connoisseurs, a crowd of the best of the best that I obviously shouldn’t be rubbing elbows with. LOL! But it’s possible to see the way the wings are pulled by avian musculature thru the feathers, especially around the back of the bird’s body. It’s also more obvious why a bird with larger wings has “double stroke” wings: lifting the entire flight surface at once would either make it impossible to fly without diving or force the bird to run a long ways to achieve ‘flight speed’. These are things I’ve never seen before since I don’t/won’t pay for TV and can’t watch The Discovery, Nature, or The Really Boring Nerds Channels.
For those of you in my shoes (You’re welcome to borrow them since I’m not wearing them right now; being a nudist, shoes belong in the “clothing optional” category), seeing detailed shots of bird backs while taking off can really make your night ‘one to remember’. Truth.
Grammar note: I’m quite painfully aware the grammar misused in this blurb was glaringly obvious but I tend to be extremely lax in blurbs, allowing all manner of mangling “The Queen’s English”. Those of you who study the language certainly know this by now. Those who study language and typing, are probably suicides or certified as criminally insane from reading my blurbs. Those people need not worry about being badly influenced as dead people don’t read my blurbs and the certified criminally insane are only allowed computer access restricted from social networking websites.