This past year I took the same shot on a different visit to Westcave when it was a nice sunny morning. This is one with some clouds. Tough call on which is better. I like em both. The fisheye is the key to the shot. I use my fisheye oftern and if you were thinking of getting one for your bag…do it! I have not thought twice about buying it. I know we all have a lens or two that just sits there and never gets used. For me its my 50mm 1f/1.4. I really shoudl pack it sometimes, it is a great lens! Back on fisheyes…I bought mine used for only $350!! Check Ebay and see what is available for your camera. Once you have it, it becomes a favorite lens! I have even seen some Photographers on Flickr…all they use is a fisheye! I am an official Fisheye Fanatic!
Finally…a shot I have always wanted to try!!!! The American Bald Eagle is the symbol is the United States of America. I have always seen shots form other people and was hopeful one day to get mine! We were in Myrtle Beach for vacation and I had wanted to visit the famous Brookgreen Gardens. I will post am HDR shot and tell you more details soon. At Brookgreen there is a small zoo. I noticed they had Bald Eagles on the list! Nice! We arrived and they were in a netted enclosed area. Ugh! Tough to shoot through nets! Then I noticed a hole about 3-4 inches in diameter on the front face of the net (there on purpose)…maybe for people to take photos?? I stuck my big Nikon 70-200 though it (hoodless as it would not fit with the hood)…perfect! They had a male and female hanging out and I snapped away!! I love Fractalius and couldn’t wait to see how it would work with a bald eagle! A little photoshop fun…and a cool shot!! Fractalius is one awesome plug in for photoshop!! For some reason I always feel so sad for zoo animals…I know they are fed and kept safe, but these magnificent birds should be flying free.