By George D. Lepp And Kathryn Vincent Lepp, Photography By George D. Lepp
Hundreds of sandhill cranes and a vigilant bald eagle are revealed as the sun rises over Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. The five-image panoramic format yields an image of substantial resolution, enabling a print that does justice to the birds and their environment.
Canon EOS-1DS Mark II, 100-400mm at 340mm, ISO 400Readers of Outdoor Photographer Magazine and students at my seminars and field workshops know I love to create panoramic images. It’s all about the way we see: As our eyes sweep across a scene, our brain stitches the series of images together to form a single vision. Many outdoor photographers have mastered the composite landscape panorama by merging a linear set of images of unmoving scenery; with a bit more effort, the technique also can be applied to live subjects. A panoramic study of a group of birds or animals