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Angel on the Wing
Photographer: Santosh Saligram
Location: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, India
It was the spot-billed nesting season and several pelicans had been building nests on the banks of the Cauvery River in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. As we rowed in a small open boat, this pelican came swooping down to the water to pick up a twig and we were at just the right place to capture it as it approached the water, which when converted to black and white, looked like an angel descending to help.
Digital Alterations: 
Just the basic adjustments and enhancements including levels, contrast, black-and-white conversion, sharpening and moderate burning and dodging
Camera Information: Nikon D600 digital SLR camera; NIKKOR 500mm f/4 G AF-S VR telephoto lens
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