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Published: February 7, 2007
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When I arrived at the Albany jetty I was very disappointed that the sky was cloud-covered and very boring, but as a pelican was nearby I couldn't resist capturing his actions as he preened his feathers. But once the pictures were downloaded onto my computer, I quite liked the effect, as is helps the pink beak stands out so well.
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D50
Shutter Speed
10/5000 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
300 mm
Date Taken
Nov 10, 2006, 12:54:23 PM
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marble911's avatar
marble911| Photographer
Great portrait.
When I look at some of my zoo shots, I wish I had been there on overcast days more often. Quite a few of them are ruined either by blown-out highlights or deep shadows, and generally too harsh light.
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AdamsWife's avatar
I can relate to that :-) I don't know why I was disappointed when I first saw this grey background. :-)
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Cmac13| General Artist
really nice :clap: incredible detail :clap: and your tonality is - well, incredible too :clap: very nice :clap:
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Thank you very much for your lovely comment :-)
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Cmac13| General Artist
:manhug:
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Aimelle|Professional General Artist
oh great capture ! yes the color of the peak is beautiful and I like the pose :aww:
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AdamsWife's avatar
Thank you so much, I think its my favourite pelican capture. :hug:
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Aimelle|Professional General Artist
my pleasure :)
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AbidingDaRules's avatar
wonderful capture..i havent been able to capture any pelicans sitting ..Most of what i see is flying.. :clap:
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I see them flying too, but not very often I get a pic I'm pleased with.
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AbidingDaRules's avatar
you seem to be getting pretty lucky.. :hug:
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soiology's avatar
very beautiful shot
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AdamsWife's avatar
Thank you so much :-)
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soiology's avatar
mY pleasure
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s3mmy's avatar
wow...how did u managed to capture it in this position...and on that background...i got to admit it...the first time i looked at it...i thought the background was digitally added...but now...it doesn't look like that...it fits perfectly. nice one!
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thank you so much for your lovely comment.

I have had a lot of contact with the Pelicans that live near the Albany jetty and they let me get quite close as long as I do it slowly. :-)
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dansch|Hobbyist Photographer
this is a wonderful capture :clap:
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Thank you very much :hug:
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europhoto|Professional Photographer
Nice detail and composition with tranquilizing color tones gives the relaxed preening feeling.
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Thank you very much.
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Such soft, pretty colours and tone. :clap:
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Thank you for your comment and for adding this to your favourites. I appreciate the support :hug:
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