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PORTRAIT - DALMATIAN PELICAN


PORTRAIT - DALMATIAN PELICAN
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-02-23 7:58
Viewed: 124
Points: 18
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DALMATIAN PELICAN (PELICANUS CRISPUS) - DANUBE DELTA

The Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is the most massive member of the pelican family, and perhaps the world's largest freshwater bird, although rivaled in weight and length by the largest swans. They are elegant soaring birds, with wingspans that rival that of the great albatrosses, and their flocks fly in graceful synchrony.

The Dalmatian pelican is found in lakes, rivers, deltas and estuaries. Compared to the great white pelican, the Dalmatian is not as tied to lowland areas and will nest in suitable wetlands with many elevations. It is less opportunistic in breeding habitat selection than the great white, usually returning to a traditional breeding site year after year unless it becomes completely unsuitable. During the winter, Dalmatian pelicans usually stay on ice-free lakes in Europe or jheels (seasonal lakes) in India. They also visit, typically during winter, inshore areas along sheltered coasts for feeding.

This pelican usually migrates short distances. It is dispersive in Europe, based on feeding opportunities, with most western birds staying through the winter in the Mediterranean region. In the Danube Delta, Dalmatian pelicans arrive in March and leave by the end of August. It is more actively migratory in Asia, where most of the birds that breed in Russia fly down for the winter to the central Middle East, largely around Iran through to the Indian Subcontinent, from Sri Lanka, Nepal to central India.

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Another proportional wild life portrait here indeed by excellent and colorful BG- as always stunning details well done again MARIUS SECAN

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-02-23 12:02]

Hello Marius,
Great close-up! Perfection.
Regards,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6446 W: 89 N: 15591] (65228)
  • [2019-02-23 14:38]

Hi Marius,very very difficult close up but not for your as i can see,the result is wonderful,what a timing and what a sharpness,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9585)
  • [2019-02-23 21:03]

The visible eye is the height of excellence, superb.

Hello Marius,
Perfect shot. Details and focus looks excellent. Well out of focus background for such profile shot.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

Hi Marius,
Exceptional portrait, well composed, sharp and clear, with spectacular lights. Perfect exposure to show all details on the plumage. Gorgeous!
Kind regards, László

Perfect selection of the bird's body in flight for this portrait, Marius. The background is wonderful.
Ram

hallo Marius
very nice potrait of this bird with great details and nice light
gr lou

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 152 W: 0 N: 436] (8529)
  • [2019-02-25 1:57]

beautiful..

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