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a bird's eye shot

A scene photographed or filmed from an angle above the subject. Stand on the roof of that building and get a bird's eye shot of our lead actress walking down the street.
See also: eye, shot
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We've also got contracts in cricket, so if you've been watching the Ashes, we've provided platforms for the bird's eye shot of bowlers coming in."
Constraint-Based Master Planning (CBMP) detects where bottlenecks or potential problems will be in fulfilling an order, and Viewpoint gives a bird's eye shot of the whole supply chain community that can be used by executives in the various elements of the chain.
Peering down from a twin-engine plane, the bird's eye shots were snapped by a land surveyor for the council.