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Flying home

Flying home
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Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 5.6L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Tanzania 2008
Date Submitted: 2008-03-10 13:53
Viewed: 4464
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Late afternoon at Lake Manyara National Park. We came by almost empty Hippo pond,where we were told that there are a lot of pelicans. Before we have had enough time to became dissapointed, they started to come back home in the golden light by sunset. Observing flying birds was breathtaking.

About Pelicans from Wikipedia:
A pelican is any of several very large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae.

Along with the darters, cormorants, gannets, boobies, frigatebirds, and tropicbirds, pelicans make up the order Pelecaniformes. Modern pelicans are found on all continents except Antarctica. They occur mostly in warm regions, though breeding ranges reach 45° south and 60° North. Birds of inland and coastal waters, they are absent from polar regions, the deep ocean, oceanic islands, and inland South America.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-10 14:19]

Hola Lenka,
sensacional captura y gran pov...
bello foco, hermosa escena,

Hi Lenka,
Splendid pose caught!
I like the warm light on the bird and the good details got, on he textured beak and every single feathers.
Did you applied some noise reduction at the background? There is a kind of halo around the bird's silhouette.
Well done and thanks for share.
My best regards,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-03-10 17:04]

Ola Lenka
Esta fotografia foi tirada no momento certo, a nitidez ficou otima, e a composição. A ave é muito interessante.

beautiful, but a bit blurry, TFS Ori

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-11 6:08]

hello Lenka,
a wonderful bird, in a great flying pose.
You captured him very well, the details in the plumage shows off very perfectly.
Very nicely set against this grey BG, which shows it off perfectly.
Very nice work


The composition, POV, , Lighting, Colours, BG and detail are all excellent, especially under difficult circumstances.



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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-03-12 16:04]

Hi Lenka,
beautiful composition to show us this majestic pelican. Good light control and focus.
well done and TFS

Hi Lenka

Great shot of the pelican in-flight.
Excellent sharpness and good composition.
The light is perfect.


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