By ColleenA
Good morning......
Thank you for your votes and comments on my birds yesterday and to those who helped ID the terns.
Apologies for only voting yesterday, I had a dinner party to plan yesterday, it went well last night, hence my late upload.
I am going to subject you to more of my bird photography....The fishing is excellent in Pelican bay, the fishermen were pulling out 15kg kabeljou. I walked to the cleaning tables to look and I was not alone, there were lots of pelicans and seagulls looking for scraps. It was almost too hard to get decent images of them as they were on top of each other.
V2 catch of the day
V3 a group of pelicans watching the fishermen who were throwing scraps to them.
V3 another pelican with fish blood on his chest
Have a nice day....

Tags: Pelican Wildlife and nature Walvis bay Pelican Bay Kabeljou

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mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
4 Mar 2014 6:47AM
Super capture in V1 Colleen, lovely colour and a very intense expression.
Amazing how such a small head supports such a larg beak. Love the lighting in V2.
Cant see v3 yet, will pop back later.


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Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 6:52AM
Wow, an excellent set of images Colleen, V1 really is stunning
gss 4 1 Romania
4 Mar 2014 6:52AM
Very nice photo set. Always loved pelicans ( we have a lot here especially in the Danube Delta). Especially I like the first and the third pictures in your set. And what a more suitable subject for illustrating the Pelican Bay rather than this one?GrinGrinGrin
V1 is my absolute favourite , Colleen ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin- Ectremely good compositon ! - Excellent images ! --- Jukka.Smile
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 7:07AM
Stunning collection Colleen - V1 is superb - the lighting and colours spot on - and amazing eye contact! Smile

JohnoP 12 2
4 Mar 2014 7:07AM
Amazing birds Colleen! Love V2! John
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Mar 2014 7:12AM
Super images, Colleen, I love pelicans Smile Carol
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 7:15AM
Wonderful shots and love V1 expression.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 7:19AM
A wonderful set
Each has its own charm
paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
4 Mar 2014 7:27AM
What a great close-up. Beautiful image.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
4 Mar 2014 7:29AM
Not for the squeamish.......great looking birds with beaks for the job in hand...........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 7:31AM
How wonderful these viewings are Colleen
a great set but do like the lead one
Lovely set. Great lighting and exposures.
4 Mar 2014 7:46AM
Brilliant set Colleen, just up my street..Grin
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 7:52AM
Wonderful set of this fascinating bird Colleen. Great work.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
fotobee Plus
4 4 3 South Africa
4 Mar 2014 7:54AM
Version 1 the best for me! You have inspired me with the colours! I will definitely get my "pelican" flying again! Regards Martin
AnneB50 5 118 18 Scotland
4 Mar 2014 7:54AM
Only just spotted these Colleen, absolutely superb. The whole set really tells a story. I particularly like the detail in V1 and V2.

Outstanding images, Colleen. Brought a smile to my face and even with the blood, it was in the best possible taste (excuse the pun)GrinGrin.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 150 16 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 8:00AM
Great set of images Colleen, well capturedSmile

4 Mar 2014 8:14AM
Super set Colleen, V1 my favourite,
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
4 Mar 2014 8:25AM
V1 is a cracker to lead with Colleen…. very nice detail.

viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 8:26AM
Amazing birds and great images Colleen. V1 shows excellent detail of the beak and head.

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 8:30AM

Quote:Wow, an excellent set of images Colleen, V1 really is stunning

I agree. Smile
4 Mar 2014 8:49AM
Super images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
4 Mar 2014 9:08AM
Brilliant set, Colleen.
jdinne 14 16 England
4 Mar 2014 10:18AM
Great set Colleen and to me V2 demostrates a great bit of photography love it and that one gets my UA.

ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
4 Mar 2014 10:33AM

Quote:Great set Colleen and to me V2 demostrates a great bit of photography love it and that one gets my UA.


Glad you liked the "catch of the day" John....we had some for dinner that night, also known as Cob...a great tasting fish...thanks for the UA
4 Mar 2014 10:57AM
Fabulous set Colleen. V1 for me, stunning detail and colour GrinGrin

mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 11:30AM
V2 for the light and dof.
cheers phil.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 11:31AM
An excellent set Colleen. Those eyes are haunting me in V2 and I do love eating fish.
Full marks for the close up in V1.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
They are such splendid looking pelicans, I have never seen them with these colourful bills/ beaks out here...Ours are just plain, nothing fancy Grin

A wonderful set Colleen, love the pov on the fish..

Lynette Grin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
4 Mar 2014 11:36AM
Tells a story Colleen.
8 10 10 England
4 Mar 2014 11:48AM
All superb Colleen but V1 shows the lovely colour and detail of the bird.
4 Mar 2014 12:29PM
torn between V1 and 2 today Colleen so half vote each I guess

4 Mar 2014 12:34PM
Lovely set of photos Colleen.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 12:49PM
A splendid set and esp. love V1
ukgubbi 6 5 India
4 Mar 2014 1:02PM
V1- brilliantly captured it's characteristic feature. V3 and v4 - awesome.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 1:43PM
Excellent set of images Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
well taken and another superb set

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
4 Mar 2014 2:41PM
No. 1 is a real winner!

4 Mar 2014 3:12PM
Oh Colleen arn't these just fantastic,? V3 for me, love the look of all of them, great colours tooSmileSmileSmile
4 Mar 2014 3:40PM
I have never seen a pelican close up, they look so different. Super shots Colleen.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
4 Mar 2014 4:23PM
They're strange looking birds, aren't they? A fine set here, Colleen, but V1 just has to be the winner Wink
Trev Smile
4 Mar 2014 4:24PM
What a fabulous collection of images, Colleen!
I just love V1!!SmileSmile
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 4:45PM
What a pecker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Mar 2014 6:08PM
This is a great set of a slice of life in a pellican's day-- Excellent images telling a story!
myrab 11 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 6:12PM
Brilliant Colleen.

4 Mar 2014 6:13PM
A super set Colleen, V1 is awesome!

John Smile
capto Plus
5 5.0k 8 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 6:21PM
A great set, but v1 is quite stunning.Smile

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 6:54PM
Four great capturesSmile

4 Mar 2014 7:09PM
One of your best Colleen.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
4 Mar 2014 7:11PM
A great portrait in v1 showing the details so great

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
4 Mar 2014 7:18PM
A brilliant set ColleenSmile
4 Mar 2014 7:38PM
A wonderful set well captured Colleen v1 for me
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 7:42PM
V2...Oh Cod.... they have spotted you!
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
4 Mar 2014 8:17PM
Cracking set of good images Colleen!! V1 for me today, too!!
4 Mar 2014 8:29PM
Stunning collection, v1 for me
4 Mar 2014 8:53PM
What a great set Colleen, V1 my favorite..Lin
Lovely set Colleen. Lovely birds. Cathy
6 3 8 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2014 9:26PM
V1 is my fav in the Pelican images as it is a fantastic portrait.
But surprisingly V2 is my winner overall. A great pov and very original and offers something a little differentGrin
Four beauties with two very detailed close ups. Never been this close to a Pelican. Well done Colleen.
5 Mar 2014 7:57AM
very fine set of images colleen. A
xwang 8 56 8
5 Mar 2014 2:31PM
Wonderful set, V1 made me Grin...
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 525 England
5 Mar 2014 11:07PM
V1 is a super image.
Wouldn't like to be a fish when that beak's around Grin
6 Mar 2014 12:26AM
Just seen this shot, what a cracking shot colleen
fantastic portrait. love it !!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 4:57AM
How amazing!
This images display much beauty in a unique style... Favorites: V1 and V2! Grin
evelen 13 5 England
6 Mar 2014 6:22PM
great set of shots .
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Mar 2014 9:16PM
An exceptionally fine set Colleen, v1 is a wonderful pelican portrait and one of your best avian images. I like the way they are all lined up expectantly in v3 waiting for the fishermen to throw them some of their unwanted fish they'd netted

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