I put this image montage together a couple weeks back and wanted to share it. I’m not totally sure how I feel about it or even if it is exactly what I am after. I like the concept, and this is my first try.
I was photographing at Lake Jackson in the Prairie Lakes Unit of Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area south of Kissimmee when I saw this Great Blue Heron. He was too far away for a standard portrait so I decided to try something a little bit different. Since the bird looked agitated, like it might fly, I decided to try this.
What you are seeing is a series of frames showing the Great Blue Heron preparing for take off and then flying the first few wing beats. Each frame is stitched together, using the background as a reference. This allows you to see the path the bird takes as it leaves its perch to fly to the other side of the lake.
What do you think? Is this a successful image? Does it work for you? I want to know!