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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Fujifilm 1,5 X Tele Conversions Lens
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-29 3:37
Viewed: 3965
Points: 66
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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, they make up the

order Pelecaniformes. Like other birds in that group, pelicans have all four toes webbed (they are totipalmate).

Pelicans use two different ways to feed:

Group fishing, used by white pelicans all over the world. They will form a line to chase schools of small fish into shallow

water, and then simply scoop them up. Large fish are caught with the bill-tip, then tossed up in the air to be caught and

slid into the gullet head first.
Plunge-diving, used almost exclusively by the American Brown Pelican, but only rarely by white pelicans like the

Peruvian Pelican of the western South American coast, or the Australian Pelican.
Pelicans can grow to a wingspan of three meters and weigh 13 kilograms, males being a little larger than females and

having a longer bill.

From the fossil record, it is known that pelicans have been around for over 40 million years. Modern pelicans are found

on all continents except Antarctica: they are birds of inland and coastal waters and are absent from polar regions, the

deep ocean, oceanic islands, and inland South America.

Pelicans are gregarious and nest colonially, the male bringing the material, the female heaping it up to form a simple

structure. Pairs are monogamous for a single season but the pair bond extends only to the nesting area; away from the

nest mates are independent.

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Beautiful picture ! I've never seen a pink Pelican before, they are so beautiful, so unusual. Nice composition. Sharpness is good, also, and there are lots of details. A real pleasure to look at !

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-03-29 3:44]

Hi Heinz,

What a colorfull duo (I am Dutch),never knew the existance of orange pelicans,I like the interaction between the 2 pelicans the sharpness and details are perfect,well done,


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-03-29 3:45]

Hello Heinz,
very nice capture with a superb composition. Sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-29 4:00]

Hi Heinz, great shot. I love the colours and the expressions caught here. Well done and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-29 4:03]

I love the pose and the colors on this one, Heinz.
Sharpness of details is excellent. What an interesting color on these pelicans. They look like flamingoes. : 0
TFS. : )

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-29 4:06]

Hello Heinz,
A very nice shot, you've captured a great moment. Lovely detail and colour, a nice composition. A small nit, the POV looks a bit elevated.

hallo heinz,
das sind ja 2 nette und interessante pelikane! :-)
an denen ist wohl ein flamingo verloren gegangen. *g*
die farbe ist wirklich ungewöhnlich,
noch nie diese art gesehen,
und die federn sind auch noch ganz nass.
eine wunderschöne zusammenstellung und gelungener bildaufbau.
danke & einen schönen mittwoch,

Hu Heinz, wonderful photo of this nice birds. good seeing details and good POV. Excelent explanationa about pelicans.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-29 6:47]

Hi Heinz,
Very nice capture.Excellent composition, Sharpness,light and colors.
Well done TFS

Pink pelicans! Woow! Very nice shot.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-03-29 8:05]

Hello Heinz!
End of butterflies? Something bigger today ;-) Lovely scene and pose! Spring is in the air!

Hi Heinz,
A very colorful pair of pelicans! We only get the white and brown colored pelicans here in North America. Spot on exposure shows the nice colors, and detail is sharp. Looks great!

Hi Heinz, What a excellent phot, the colors are wonderful, everything is right on , TFS Kyle

Hello Heinz,
Very nice shot! You've captured the birds in a great poses and their colours are really beautiful. I wish the FG and BG was nicer, but you couldn't really do anything about it.
Overall, good shot.

Hello Heinz,
Superb shot. I like clear details, nice colors, sharpness and framing a lot. Congratulations...
Well done.
Ali Rıza

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-29 9:06]

Hi Heinz,

As a real dutchman I like to see orange birds.
The details in the feathers and the pose of the two birds is wonderfull.


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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-03-29 10:16]

Belle compostion bien équilibrée. L'expsition donne des couleurs superbes et bien saturées. La netteté permet de distinguer plein de détails dans le plumage. Bravo.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-03-29 10:26]

Hello Heinz,
Never seen that colour of pelicans,(but orange is our colour) looks like they are dressed up for a party.
Very nice POV, sharpness and colors.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-03-29 10:28]

Bonjour Heinz,
Belle prise ! Composition, netteté, couleurs parfaites. Félicitations

A romantic moment, indeed!
Beautiful birds well captured.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-29 14:02]

Hello Heinz , A Very very beatifull photo from this duo ,
beauty colours ,i have never seen this colour ,everithing is good i like it ,tfs ,Greeting Teunie .

Fantastic capture Heinz,
I've never seen pelicans this colour before, thankyou for this first.
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and lighting are excellent. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week my friend.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-29 15:07]

Hallo heinz,
die zwei scheien sich ja ganz gut zu unterhalten. Eine tolle Aufnahme, feine Farben und Details. Die Bildeinteilung wieder ganz klasse.
Gruss Sky

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-03-29 22:20]

Hi Heinz!

I love this shot fot it's colors. That pink-orange against the grey-blue water looks great. Details in the feathers are very sharp. And the compositon is well balanced.
Great work and TFS.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-29 22:31]

Heinz, you usually don't post birds, but this is a great capture. Congratulations.

I do enjoy pov, colors and composition. Sharpness is great too.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-30 1:17]

Hello Heinz!
Excellent capture.Details are amazing.I liked POV,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-04-01 16:06]

Great Furry Birds, Heinz!!!
Also a nice moment you captured.
Best greetings,

Hi Heinz

Wow... this is a stunning shot. Love the plumage colour. Good clear close details. Good note too. :-)

Very nice colours this two bird!
Nice work, bye Tom!

Interesting birds.
Very colorfull, nice composition and moment frozen


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-04 1:57]

Woow ! What a lovely and interesting couple that you have very well captured ! The title works well for this great quality shot. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Heinz and thanks for sharing.

Hello Heinz
Unusual color - I'm not familiar with this one. I think your analysis of the conversation is correct. It's amazing how expressive animals can be. Focus, compo, exposure are all first rate.

It is soo beautiful... it is amazing!!!

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