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#1 elcab18

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:11 PM

Nothing dramatic here, just a nice look at these elegant giants :)

iso 1800, 500 mm, f 5.6, 1/1600


Nothing dramatic here, just a nice look at these elegant giants :)

iso 1800, 500 mm, f 5.6, 1/1600

Uh...Excuse me...a Brown Pelican

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:20 PM

Beautiful picture! I love watching them glide across the water almost as their rotund bodies were filled with helium. They soar for so long without a wing beat.
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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:49 PM

Great shot has a lot of detail. Thanks  sharing!


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:22 PM

Thanks guys, they do glide with ease just feet above the water, fun to watch.



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:00 PM

Good shot Doug. I enjoy watching them do their thing as well. I was cleaning a fish 20 years ago on a private dock in Stuart FL when someone tapped me on the back from the water side. I almost fell overboard because I knew there was no one behind me. A quick glance behind was of a Brown Pelican waiting not so patiently for the scraps.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 02:29 AM

SUPERB detail and subtle colouring, so well captured as ever Doug.  

 

John really like your story of a tap on the back such friendly interaction with "wild" creatures can be priceless..(-: 



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 03:02 AM

fantastic detail and really nice composition, Doug.

Haha, John :P



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:35 AM

Thanks very much guys, the wingspan has got to be 6-7 feet!






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