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Pelican - Plan View

By francisr  
Perhaps my favourite bird - The pelican seems well adapted to living in proximity to man.

I've been on fishing trips where these birds acted like pets, waiting to rifle any spare scraps of food while warily watching you over a long drooping beak - or circulating the boat like a sheep dog hearding fish!!

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: metro074, bunbeam, shandoor and 10 more

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metro074 8 8 Australia
10 Feb 2010 11:58PM
Beautiful! Superb flight capture. Awesome plumage detail. Well done

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bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 12:02AM
brilliant capture
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2010 12:02AM
A superb inflight shot very well timed wonderful detail
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
11 Feb 2010 12:13AM
A supreb capture,well done.thanks for sharing.
francisr 13 165
11 Feb 2010 12:14AM
Thanks everyone for this - forgot to explain - the bird is flying relatively low over bright white sand which reflects the strong sunlight under the wings. Otherwise it would have been dark blob aganist a bright sky.

The marco lens may be slow to focus, but boy is it sharp when it does!

11 Feb 2010 5:20AM
or u can use flashgun...excellent
11 Feb 2010 8:34AM
Great capture - well done
sparklep 11 146 1
11 Feb 2010 2:21PM
Absolutely stunning. From underneath is such a great shot. The wing span is amazing.
23 Jan 2011 11:39PM
Great shot.Well done.

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