PESO - Eagle And Flag

Paul Stenquist pnstenquist at
Tue Jan 9 05:50:38 EST 2007

Good work, Mark. Did you shoot that eagle on one of our zoo adventures?
On Jan 8, 2007, at 11:35 PM, David Savage wrote:

> On 1/9/07, Mark Cassino <mcassino at> wrote:
>> Not a shot of found objects, I made this:
>> A composite shot - the bird was taken with A Pz-1p and A* 400mm f2.8,
>> AF500FTZ flash. The flag was a little 8x10 inch plastic lawn flag
>> snapped with a Nikon Coolpix 990. A little gaussian blur on the flag,
>> knock the two images together, viola... (Um - pardon the French.)
>> This was the cover shot and July image for a DAV calendar. I don't
>> remember what year - I think  2006, maybe 2005. (Can't lay my hands on
>> my copy.)
>> One of the stock agencies I work with sold it. I got a copy of the
>> calendar in the mail as just part of the regular mass distribution,
>> opened it up and though "Dang! I have a photo just like that!" then
>> realized it was mine. On the calendar the Pledge of Allegiance was
>> overlaid on the bottom of the image image in gold type.
>> I was surprised that it sold, because there are pretty stong 
>> conventions
>>    that the stars must be on the left.
> A bit cliched/kitch, but I like it anyway :-).
> What's the reasoning behind having the flag flipped? To me it works
> just as well with the flag the right way around, and the eagle looking
> to the right..
> Another interesting thing. When I open the .jpg in PS it has a ruler
> guide to the left.
> Cheers
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