Bald Eagle stealing fish from Osprey


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I was walking along a pond in Florida when I watched an Osprey catch a fish. Just after the Osprey shook the water off with his meal safely in tow, a Bald Eagle rapidly zoomed in and harassed the Osprey for several minutes. They flew around for several minutes but the Eagle seemed to be the better, faster flier. The Eagle circled around and came up behind the Osprey with talons forward and snatched the fish from the Osprey. The Osprey is the more skilled fisherman but apparently the Eagle is larger and stronger. It was quite an interaction! Size matters!!!


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Horse stampede in the sea

A glorious, breathtaking stampede of horses in the sea! This is a perfect scene for not only those who like horses, but for those who appreciate the incredible energy and power of animals. A single animal can prove to be powerful enough. Bring together the energy of several examples of the same animal, and you have boundless potential for that energy and power. Artists have captured this in their works for years, and this piece is no exception. Available in several different prints, or as an interior décor product, such as duvet covers, t-shirts, or shower curtains. (Jan Keteleer)

A glorious, breathtaking stampede of horses in the sea! This is a perfect scene for not only those who like horses, but for those who appreciate the incredible energy and power of animals. A single animal can prove to be powerful enough. Bring together the energy of several examples of the same animal, and you have boundless potential for that energy and power. Artists have captured this in their works for years, and this piece is no exception. Available in several different prints, or as an interior décor product, such as duvet covers, t-shirts, or shower curtains. (Jan Keteleer)

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Osprey


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This large Hawk is unique in it’s ability to dive into shallow water for fish. The Osprey is also unique among hawks because their diet consists almost solely of live fish.
Ospreys have barbs on their feet to help them grip the slippery fish. Amazingly they are successful in catching fish about 70% of the time! This one has quite a large meal in it’s talons as it flies away to have dinner.

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Giraffes Fleeing

Three giraffes fleeing in the dead of night. A powerful, perhaps ominous moon hangs over their fearful heads. Where are they going? What are they afraid of? There is a sense of urgency this piece that reaches into our hearts from the first moment in which we lay eyes upon it. This is a piece that can prove to be a beautiful addition to not only homes, but to a place of business, as well. The landscape, giraffes, and moon serve to create something powerful. Available across numerous lovely prints, or as an interior décor product for the home. (Jan Keteleer)

Three giraffes fleeing in the dead of night. A powerful, perhaps ominous moon hangs over their fearful heads. Where are they going? What are they afraid of? There is a sense of urgency this piece that reaches into our hearts from the first moment in which we lay eyes upon it. This is a piece that can prove to be a beautiful addition to not only homes, but to a place of business, as well. The landscape, giraffes, and moon serve to create something powerful. Available across numerous lovely prints, or as an interior décor product for the home. (Jan Keteleer)

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Photoshoppers, photographers, philosophy & psychology

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On the 11th of February 2012 “The daily Petapixel” quoted from an article by Ben Long on CreativePro where he states that “all photos are manipulated” (see complete petapixel article below).

“Photography author Ben Long has a thought-provoking article over at CreativePro in which he argues that “all photos are manipulated” and that “there is no such thing as absolute truth in photography”: All images are Photoshopped. Or Lightroomed, or iPhoto’d, or dodged, burned, re-touched, cross-processed, developed with more or less agitation in the tank, at warmer or cooler temperatures, and so on and so forth. This has been true since the beginning of photography. Understanding the representational nature of photography will help you take better pictures because you’ll better understand how to exploit the strengths and weaknesses of the medium. But perhaps more importantly, it’s important to understand that all images are manipulated. Still photos are the dominant communication medium used for everything from entertainment to artistic expression, journalism to sales. Becoming a more informed, understanding viewer will make it easier to understand when and whether there’s any “truth” in the images put before you.” (PetaPixel 11th Feb. 2012)

When reading Ben Long’s whole article on http://www.creativepro.com/article/all-photos-are-manipulated it looks like some terminology got mixed up creating confusion, at least for myself.
Ben Long quotes people asking him, if his photographs were photoshopped, meaning as much as manipulated and the person who asks that wants to know, if the image is true. He answers that yes, all photos are edited and manipulated. I think here language leads to confusion.
In the first place, if manipulating images is equal to photoshopping images not all photographs are manipulated, because not all photos are photoshopped. If manipulating images is equal to images are always carrying the photographers personal connection to what he/she sees, yes in this case all photographs are manipulated.

Also the word “truth” is a sensitive one. The word “truth” is a philosophical term. There is nothing like an absolute truth, there is only relative truth, an always-changing truth. Remember the times when people thought that the earth is a disk. One day they found out that the sailor wouldn’t fall of the disk by sailing to the west. He eventually arrived back where he started and it was proved that the world is a globe. There are every day new examples of how “more truth” is seen and understood in any part of life. So the word truth in connection with the question, if an image was manipulated/photoshpped/edited doesn’t really fit. The word “genuine” might be the better choice. Isn’t that what the people want to know when they ask about photographs? Is this photo genuine? not tempered with? just as it was taken?
For what reason does this question annoy photographers? Because none of their photos is genuine anymore?

All are photoshopped? Don’t get annoyed, see it as an opportunity to rethink things in photography.

I agree that most of the published photos are photoshopped nowadays. They look pretty much all the same as if one day one photo won a completion and now everybody thinks that this must be the standard and then they try to copy this kind of “standard” in order to receive recognition and awards. But where does that lead photography to when all photographers like lemmings follow that route to the cliff? Well, they will fall off the photography edge and become photoshoppers. Isn’t it about time to distinguish these two crafts of art? There are photographers and there are photoshoppers and both are accepted art forms. Wouldn’t that be more clear and genuine for the artists and the public? The photographers are the one with the genuine photographs and the photoshoppers are the one with the edited/photoshopped artwork, maybe called “artEdimage”.
Look at the winning photo of the World Press Photo 2012. The winning image was once a photo before it became a photoshop artwork, inspired by old master paintings. Isn’t it confusing that this artwork is called a “photo”?
To make it easier for all of us, the artists, the public and the juries, lets start seeing photography as photography and photoshop as its own art form. Lets talk about photographers and photoshoppers and lets be conscious that a lot of philosophy and psychology is touched by art and lets not confuse it.
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Hello. My name is Dave Welling

Since childhood, I have been fascinated by wildlife and the natural world and began using a camera to capture those unique moments when wild animals do something spectacular or the light on a landscape takes your breath away. With that background I became a professional wildlife and nature photographer in the early 1990’s. I now concentrate on the western and southwestern United States for both landscape and wildlife subjects. I also have image coverage from Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and east Africa. Each year I donate a portion of my earnings to wildlife rescue facilities and wildlife and habitat conservation and protection organizations. Our wildlife and natural habitats are disappearing at an alarming rate and these organizations help to raise our consciousness about endangered wildlife and ecosystems.

I have over 67,000 stock images available for licensing. I have been published in numerous books, calendars, and magazines, as note cards and in a variety of other print and web/Internet media. Past clients include
Magazines: National Geographic Adventure, Kids, Explorer and Travel; National Wildlife's Ranger Rick and Your Big Backyard; Nature's Best; Outdoor Photographer; BirdWatching; Living Bird; Natural History
Calendars/Notecards: Audubon; Barnes & Noble; COMDA; Inner Reflections; National Wildlife; Northword Press; Palm Press; PlanetZoo; Pomegranate Communications; Sierra; World Wildlife Fund
Books: National Geographic; Capstone; Farcountry Press; Grand Canyon Association; Prentice Hall; Voyageurs' Press; Cowles Creative; Holt Reinhart; Houghton Mifflin; Prentice Hall; Trident Press; Rio Nuevo Publications; Tyndale House

My photographic awards include numerous first place and honorable mention awards in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, National Wildlife and Nature's Best photo contests.

My latest book, SANCTUARY, is now available. It is a coffee table photo book of images and stories of some of the 70,000 wild animals rescued by a major, local wildlife rescue and care facility that I have been involved with for over 25 years. You can view this 120 page book here:
SANCTUARY ,

I am also the major image contributor for the book, A TEXAS WILDLIFE PORTFOLIO, by Farcountry Press. You can view that book here:
A TEXAS WILDLIFE PORTFOLIO.

I also write photo/text articles for magazines. For an example please see MY LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY ARTICLE IN THE APRIL, 2011 ISSUE OF OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER.

I am a charter member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) and a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). In addition to licensing my work directly to clients I am also represented by the following stock agencies: Animals Animals/Earth Scenes, Nature Picture Library, Jaynes Gallery/Danita Dellimont and Photo24. I am also available for nature, wildlife or environmentally oriented assignment work.

Many of my wildlife and nature/landscape images are available as fine art prints through my e-commerce web site on MY FINE ART AMERICAPRINT WEBSITE.

You may purchase open edition fine art prints of these images on MY FINE ART AMERICA E-COMMERCE SITE.

I have two stock licensing web sites:
www.strikingnatureimagesbydavewelling.com with over 3.800 images,
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All images on both sites have extensive key wording and complete location information; wildlife images include complete common and Latin names.
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Whistling Death

F4U Corsair in Flight
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The first Vought F4U Corsair was delivered to the U.S. Navy in 1940 but due to landing performance issues it became a land based fighter bomber for the U.S. Marines. Known as "whistling death" by the Japanese the aircraft served with distinction in both World War II in the Pacific Theater and during the Korean conflict. In total there were 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured between 1942 and 1953.

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