Soaring Soaring by Sudipto Sarkar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. After years of deliberations and procrastination, I finally took a trip to Goa this weekend. And I hadn’t heard the right things about the place. What I had heard of were the EDM festivals, the cheap booze and the food. But no one had told me of the exquisite biodiversity in the place. Perhaps, I was asking all the wrong questions… This photo was taken during a backwater trip through the mangroves, just behind Palolem beach. The boat guy had somehow befriended the birds over there… He kept throwing pieces of chicken, and the eagles and the kites kept leaping in the water to get hold of them. This was one of them, waiting for its turn. I’m not entirely sure if it’s a Black Kite or a Steppe Eagle, but it is magnificent. EXIF Info Exposure f/5.6 1/640 sec ISO 100 Focal Length in 35mm 105 Date taken 2018:10:21 11:14:46 Camera NIKON D3200 Spread the love Tweet Post navigation MicroscopicThe shapeshifter 14 Comments Awesome capture! I love how its plumage is backlit!! Reply Thanks, Steven… The backlighting's the best part… The time of day was just right for getting both the blue sky and the backlight… 🙂 Reply Magnificent, indeed, Sudipto. WOW. Reply I was lucky enough to be able to frame this right. They were circling around so fast. 😀 And I'm grateful to the boat guy. He made my day… 🙂 Reply This is an awesome shot! Reply Thank you, Christine… 🙂 Reply Un Milan ? Pas facile à capturerJP Reply En effet, JP… Le fait qu'ils aient été séduits par leur petit-déjeuner a aidé… De plus, Google Translate n'a pas pu traduire Milan… 😁 Reply i am with you on this, i have no visited Goa and did not know about its bio diversity. you reacted well to capture that bird! Reply You really must visit sometime, Ayush… If you're into raves, Christmas – New year's the best time… 😊 Reply Très belle prise ! Bien joué ! Reply Merci beaucoup, Olivier. 😊 Reply Perfectly captured! The picture is just awesome and the article about your experience is quite interesting. I am actually imagining the whole scenario you have described above. But, I can’t even imagine how difficult it would be to capture this perfect picture. Really appreciating! Best photography tours Bulgaria Reply […] I thought it was a sea eagle. I suppose those are bigger. We fed them some chicken too! They were circling above the boat and diving in the water to get their […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.