Monday, April 27, 2009

Born to Fly

Every once in a while I get an unusual request for the use of my photos. A few months ago I got an email from someone in the Netherlands asking to use some of my eagle photos in a book. I granted permission and forgot about it. Today I got a copy of the book in the mail, "Geboren Om Te Vliegen" by Henk Stoorbogel and Eugene Poppe. They used five of my images in black and white.

I don't read Dutch so went to Babelfish to get a translation. The title translates as "Born to Fly," and from some of the other text it seems they are using the eagle as a metaphor for ... something. If you were in the Dutch equivalent of Barnes and Noble you would probably find this title in the Self Help or Religious aisle.

Here's one of the images they used, although they flipped it right to left to fit in with the page layout. Click to view larger version.

South Dakota Eagle