This is a pelican, an incredible bird I met at the saline Nakuru lake located in the Rift Valley, west central Kenya. They are thousands of Pelicans along the shore lost among hundreds of thousands of Flamingos.
Many of them did walk along the shore but sometimes they would gracefully fly over my head in the early deep blue sky. It was a morning we dedicated to search lions in the woods surrounding the lake but we failed to find any of them. I was a bit disappointed we spent so much time to look for non lions when we could have gone close to the lake right away. Anyway, after few minutes seeing those beautiful birds, my disappointement went away...
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elihesamian (26149) 2008-01-24 10:21
You captured and freezed it skilfully,with an excellent details and sharpness,colors and contrast.the colors are fine indeed.a perfect captured and focuse,nicely done !
Niebaotan (300) 2008-01-24 10:53
Amazing capture with great focus on the pelican. Excellent colors and lovely blue sky.
Leonie (8809) 2008-01-24 11:07
Hi Steven...beautiful! That is how I imagine freedom, too! :) Very well captured! Cheers, Léonie
dlevy23 (2018) 2008-01-24 11:11
Hi Steven, excellent quiality photo. You can tell you have a great lens. The detail and the colors on the bird are amazing.
StandAlone (185) 2008-01-24 11:48
Ilove this photo beautiful colours and very sharp well done.
Keitht (1292) 2008-01-24 12:22
Superb shot. To have such a sharp image with such accurate exposure is no easy task. I also like the position of the bird in the frame - space to fly into and all that.
aloyho (6798) 2008-01-24 16:32
Firstly I admired the clarity and the sharpness that you are able to get in this condition. The absence of any visual indication of movement seemed to suggest that the pelican is gliding and thus highten that feeling of peace,leisure and freedom. The blue sky allowed us to focus on these aspects. Great shot!!
wolf38 (30142) 2008-01-24 22:59
Hello steven. When regarding the TE-gallery one stops at this picture. It is simply perfect in all photographic disciplines. Really protruding and worth seeing. Best regards, Wolfgang.
TravelerNL (3011) 2008-01-26 10:02
A very nice shot well captured. Colors are very beautiful and many details can be seen due to very good sharpness.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L USM IS, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: KENYA SAFARIS
- Theme(s): Great animal photos 2. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-24 10:17