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Flamingos dance

Having arrived very early at Lake Nakuru for bird watching, it was a great pleasure to put myself standing quietly on the shore and watch the comings and goings of flocks of flamingos. The Lesser Flamingo was once very numerous in this area but its population have been seriously affected in recent years by heavy metal poisoning and other threats. It is a species included in the AEWA agreement, and I hope they will recover in the future, but the threats they face (human activity) are difficult to combat.
I observed a tonal consistency for the background, offered by the lake water and, over the horizon, the distant morning mist, so I tried a simple high-key photograph of the flamingos, contrasted with the black parts of their plumage and beak, being the pink of them the only additional tonal component in the picture.

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