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PREENING2 by AdamsWife PREENING2 by AdamsWife
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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marble911 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008   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 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
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 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007   General Artist
really nice :clap: incredible detail :clap: and your tonality is - well, incredible too :clap: very nice :clap:
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Thank you very much for your lovely comment :-)
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007   General Artist
:manhug:
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Aimelle Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  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 Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Thank you so much, I think its my favourite pelican capture. :hug:
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Aimelle Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
my pleasure :)
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AbidingDaRules Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007   Photographer
wonderful capture..i havent been able to capture any pelicans sitting ..Most of what i see is flying.. :clap:
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
I see them flying too, but not very often I get a pic I'm pleased with.
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AbidingDaRules Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007   Photographer
you seem to be getting pretty lucky.. :hug:
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soiology Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
very beautiful shot
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
Thank you so much :-)
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soiology Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
mY pleasure
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s3mmy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
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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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
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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s3mmy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
cool
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dansch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a wonderful capture :clap:
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
Thank you very much :hug:
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europhoto Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
Nice detail and composition with tranquilizing color tones gives the relaxed preening feeling.
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
Thank you very much.
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killertoothbrush Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007   Photographer
Such soft, pretty colours and tone. :clap:
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
Thank you for your comment and for adding this to your favourites. I appreciate the support :hug:
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killertoothbrush Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007   Photographer
;) No probs, it's beautiful.
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JacquiJax Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
WOW! great closeup!
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
Thank you very much :-)
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ocularimages Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
I have become a big fan of those Aussie Pelicans!!!! Love this and it's definitely a fav!!! :love:
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
I love them to death and I feel down in the dumps if they aren't in their usual place at the Albany jetty. :-) Thank you so much for adding this one to your favourites, I think it's my favourite of all I've taken of them. :-) :hug:
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ocularimages Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
THese bird just make me smile when I look at their pictures....I'm so glad that you and Zarafa can keep me smiling by posting these characters! :XD:
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CirceMoon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
Yes, I agree! I love the white background -- it gives the shot a wonderful softness and also really makes the pelican stand out. :)
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
Thank you very much :-) I think this is my favourite of all the pelican photos I've taken.
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webworm Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
:clap: :clap: Another great pelican shot!!!!
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
I think this is my favourite out of all the pelican pictures I've taken.
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webworm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
It's great for an enlargement!!! And a prize-winner!!!
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SheTakesPics Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Nice composition :heart: bird portrait shots:)
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Thank you very much :-)
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SheTakesPics Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Very welcome:)
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot - amazing how it looks so peaceful
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Thank you very much. Yes, I like the feeling I get from this photo.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Remarkable.. very simple study.. well done.
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Thank you very much. :-)
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aladyx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really striking. I love the composition. It is simple and elegant!
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for adding this to your favourites.
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aladyx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, Eve.
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MorticiaAdams Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Nice close-up. His feathers look almost like fur, so fluffy :)
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Thank you very much :-)
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louloubell Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
nice one Eve
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:iconadamswife:
AdamsWife Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Thank you :-)
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NocturnalVampire Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007   Photographer
Excellent shot!
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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