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Pelecanus rufescens in flight

Pelecanus rufescens in flight
Photo Information
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: 2008-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-12 9:03
Viewed: 4720
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) is a member of the pelican family of birds. It is a resident breeder in Africa, southern Arabia and Madagascar in swamps and shallow lakes. The nest is a large heap of sticks, into which 2-3 large white eggs are laid. The chicks feed by plunging their heads deep into the adultís pouch and taking the partially digested regurgitated fish.

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Other Pelecanus rufescens
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This photo is taken in the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kasese district, Uganda. Cropped format.

bahadir, nglen, jaycee, micica, siggi, eng55, Juyona, pekkavalo1, Dis. Ac., Argus, marhowie, Jamesp has marked this note useful
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Hello Ferran, superb shot of this pelican in-flight with wonderful sharpness and details.
TFS and greetings,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-12 9:56]

Hi Ferran. A very good inflight shot of this Pelican. You have very good timing to get this shot. It looks so big in the air . You have captured fine detail and natural colours. good detail in the wings. well done TFS.

Have a good weekend.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-12 10:06]

Hi Ferran,

Amazing capture of this Pelican in flight. It is so up close and personal! Fantastic details of the face, beak, eye, feet and especially the wing tips. I have never seen a Pink backed and love the subtle colors. Even the water looks marvelous.


hi ferran, amazing pict! very sharp and lovely light! good pov. tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-12 12:28]

Hello Ferran,
Great shot!good composition and pov, superb sharpness and clarity, excellent dof and great detail. nice colors .
Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-12 13:28]

Hi Ferran,
Magnificent in flight capture.POV,details,framing and timing are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Ferran,
that shot is marvelous, so close, so sharp, a wonderful action-shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-12 14:56]

Hola Ferran,
precioso momento captado,
detalles y efectivo pov...

Hi Ferran,
Pelicans are just amazing birds. Very good capture of this Pink-backed Pelican in flight; great POV and composition, sharp details and beautiful colours.

Hello Ferran,
Great shot on this inflight Pelican!
good sharpness with nice colour and details
well done

Hello Ferran,

very good shot of tis inflight pelican.
good of sharpness and details.
Beautiful colours.


Hi Ferran, great action shot of this pink-backed pelican in-flight with excellent details, sharpness, nice POV/DOF and composition.
TFS and cheers,

nice capture , TFS Ori

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-13 0:54]

Hi Ferran
exellent fly and composition
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-13 1:50]

Hello Ferran,
Beautiful photo of this pelican in flight. Excellent sharpness and natural colours. Perfect timing. Good composition, DOF and POV.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-13 2:22]

Hola Ferran,
Preciosa toma de Pelecanus rufescens en un buen momento con excellente nitidez.
Lo he visto en Gambia pero antes de tener una camera!
Excellente trabajo!

Hello Ferran

Wonderful POV,it is like you are flying beside it.
The details are sharp and well focused.
Lovely natural colours and good use of the light.
Well placed in the frame.
Great job.


Excellent in-flight Ferran!
Everything looks spectacular :)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-13 22:40]

Hi Ferran

A lovely action shot of this less common pelican. I took some shots of the same species in the same location.


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