partial annular eclipse as viewed from Quincy Beach on June 10th, 2021 at roughly 5:35am. a bird passed by at near to the moment of fullest eclipse in Boston. as Ron noted, the sinusoidal motion of the bird flapping its wings mirrors that of the sum of sines that the earth, sun, and moon all spin in, all aligned in some way for us to see in this image. I mean, at the end of the day, we are all just sums of sine waves. maybe a few cosines in there (you know who you are).
consecutive frames were statistically combined using a minimum function to include the dark silhouetted bird in every frame against the eclipse. Other image manipulation was limited to basic brightness and contrast adjustments. This is processed, but not a contrived image.
Copyright Zev Hoover, Christian Lockwood and Zoe Chakoian.