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Copyright: Stephanie Loh (greenpinkorange) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 94 N: 415] (1789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 LD MACRO Di II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-06 8:38
Viewed: 3833
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Australian Pelican
Pelecanus conspicillatus

There are seven species of pelicans in the world, all of which are similar in shape and, with one exception, are primarily white in colour. Males are larger than females. The most characteristic feature of pelicans is the elongated bill with its massive throat pouch. The bill is 40-50cm long and is larger in males than females.

Pelicans weigh 4.0-6.8kg, are 1.6-1.8m long. Pelicans have large wings and a wingspan of 2.3-2.5 m. They have an extremely light skeleton, weighing less than 10% of their total body weight.


Joke Time

Why do pelicans carry the fish they catch in their beaks?
Because they haven't got any pockets!

Why was the pelican kicked out of the hotel?
Because he had a big bill!

Why do birds fly south for the winter?
Its easier than walking!


PP Work:
Reduced for TN

There was no sunlight for me! :(

Hope you still like it.

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Hi Stephanie,
Interesting pose of the pelican!
It seems like having a big weight over him.
Very good the clear and sharpness of the image.
We can enjoy the all the beauty of the subtle pink tones of heir beak.
I think you managed so good the exposure to handle the lack of good light.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

nice pose by the bird but the photo is too dark. may need a little sharpening too. but still nice to look at

Hi Stephanie,

A beautiful pelican, looks like he is quite content! I think you did a really good job with the lack of sunlight! Good detail and sharpness, very well composed. Thanks so much for sharing! :)


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  • irimi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
  • [2007-04-06 10:30]

Hello Stephanie,
Very cute pose :) Although it looks a bit underexposed I still liked the exposure and the Pelican contrasting it. It looks sharp enough so I have no idea trinko suggested to sharpen it some more. I really liked the composition and the oval shape of the pelican. Well done.


Hi stephanie,
A very nice shot on this Australian Pelican. These guys are unique, and I love those big PINK beaks. Beautiful subtle colors and sharp detail. Low light, but you brought out the colorsd and detail very well.

Amaizing shot my friend .....
Very beautiful composition, pov, dof, sharpness and exposure! I like this natural settings and colors! Ana:)

Hi Stephanie,

Nice image of this Australian pelican. Good details and sharpness. Great relaxed pose. I've always loved these silly birds. Nice work in a low light conditions. TFS.


Cool pelican shot, Stephanie!
Nice pose and details. I have seen this guys when I was in Australia :)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-04-06 16:21]

Hello Stephanie
Great shot, very good POV and pose. Sharpness,details and colors are excellent.
Very well done.TFS.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-04-06 17:43]

Hi Steph,
You caught a very cute pose, I liked your POV. TFS

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-04-06 17:56]

Hi Stephanie
That is a very nice shot , nice compôsition with nice color.Also good POV
TFS Michel

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-06 19:03]

Hello Stephy,
You managed to give us great details and nice colors in this capture even with the low natural light you had, great work Stephy, thanks for sharing.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-07 2:27]

Interesting pelican, Stephanie.
He looks very different from ours.
Great POV and great pose.
He looks very comfortable on his post.
TFS. : )

Hi Steph, This is a very well framed, well detailed pic. A bit tight on the left, but it is ok. Overall, it looks very nice.

Good work, K

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-08 10:42]

Hi Stephanie

What a superb photo and what an outstadning pose this lovely australian pelican gave you here :)
The place where you found it is also terrific and it gave you just enough cearance for a nicely blurred BG.
Very good exposure (despite the missing sunlight), terrific and sharp details and charming composition.

Bravo, TFS and Happy Easter!

Hello Steph,
You captured a great pose from this bird. I like those details, exposure, POV and composition a lot. These birds make me smile every time I see them and I don't know hwy really... Well done,

You managed a really nice exposure on this beautiful bird despite the low light. I'm wondering how they manage the birds there at the park. Do they all have clipped wings?

Evelynn : )

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