I recently read the interesting article on raptor migration at Eilat in the July edition of Bird Watching. I noticed that a couple of photos were not what they seemed. The Black Stork photo on page 84 was clearly photo-edited and no attempt to hide it of course with the credit given to the two photographers (of the stork and the landscape shot). However, the shot of Levant Sparrowhawks on page 87 gives a false impression. It is clear that it is a montage of birds, four of which are duplicated in the image itself. Presumably, it has been constructed from a number of photos (five) of single birds (and a blurred pair) to give the impression of mass migration. I’m sure you and others were unaware of this. As a pro photographer myself, and someone who is against photo manipulation of THE EDITOR SAYS: There was no dishonesty on the part of the photographer, but we should have made it clearer that our designer had tweaked the image for artistic effect – apologies for any confusion.
this kind, I find this is a bit dishonest of the photographer concerned and I would presume that such photos would be avoided if detected. Steve Morrison