Birds - Vaiwaion

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The fishing

Lake Baringo, in Kenya, is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 470 species of them, some of which are easy to observe. One of the stars is the African fish eagle, of which there are several nests located along the various islets in this huge lake. It is exciting to watch and photograph this bird at the time it hunts a fish in the lake after lunging toward its prey having flown from its high vantage point at the trees of an island.
The madness is that I took this photo very early in the morning, with a very dim light. Thus, although the picture would be difficult to take as I tried to capture a very fast and short action with low light, the background could be very interesting, without great brightness or contrast, very uniform and blue. In this composition also helped the small water drops caused by the eagle action.

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From Kenya