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Pelecanus onocrotalus

Pelecanus onocrotalus
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-11 5:33
Viewed: 6212
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great White Pelican

“This enormous bird has a spectacular azure blue bill with a central red stripe, and ending in a small, red hook. Beneath the lower jaw of the pelican, and extending to the base of the throat, is a bright yellow, elastic pouch that can hold a large volume of fish. The area of the face from the eye up to the bill is bare and fleshy pink. The head has a white crest of long, bushy feathers. The body feathers are creamy white with black tips to the wings. The feet are yellow and strongly webbed.

The great white pelican is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List 2004 and is listed on Appendices I and II of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS or Bonn Convention). It is listed on Appendix II of the Berne Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats and on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive. It is also listed on Annex II of the African-Eurasian Migratory Water Birds Agreement. By arkive.org”

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To shaharbv: OK focal = 400 mm.ferranjlloret 1 11-11 07:25
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Hi Ferran,
This is a very good shot. I assume it was done from a great distance. Pity that you didn't include more EXIF information, I can only guess that you used 400mm and not 100mm. Also, you applied too much sharpening to the photo. The edges are simply too sharp, it doesn't look natural.


Impresionante !!! No acaba de gustarme la ralla del fondo que parece artificial y la familia de aves que parece cortada en ambos lados. Por lo demás, despreciando en este caso enfoques, etc, es una foto impactante y agradabe.

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