This shot was taken at my favorite bird sanctuary, Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. This was taken in February 2013. The habitat in the sanctuary gives you an opportunity to work on your subjects.
I followed some Pelicans for few days. I was taking the usual documentary pictures – in-flight, landing and takeoff shots. However, this wouldn’t give any indication of the habitat where they were taken.
After some searching, I spotted a place where I could sit and watch them. There were small bunds, where the Pelicans were resting in the afternoon. I located one such bund, and I kept watching it for some activity.
The picture looked like a painting due to the misty background. White color Pelicans and the dark color background complemented each other.
I got the symmetric look by keeping the Pelicans in the center of the frame.It was cloudy and the filtered sunlight was an added bonus, giving a perfect contrast for the scene. After a long wait, a few of the Pelicans stood up and started preening. And I got one of my favorite Pelican shots the way I visualized it.
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