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GREAT WHITE PELICAN


GREAT WHITE 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: 2019-04-10 23:46
Viewed: 100
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
GREAT WHITE PELICAN - in Danube Delta, in the morning light

The great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) also known as the eastern white pelican, rosy pelican or white pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes.

The great white pelican is a huge bird, with only the Dalmatian pelican averaging larger amongst the pelicans. The wingspan can range from 226 to 360 cm (7.41 to 11.81 ft), with the latter measurement the largest recorded among extant flying animals outside of the great albatrosses.

Great white pelicans are usually birds found in and around shallow, (seasonally or tropical) warm fresh water. Well scattered groups of breeding pelicans occur through Eurasia from the eastern Mediterranean to Vietnam. In Eurasia, fresh or brackish waters may be inhabited and the pelicans may be found in lakes, deltas, lagoons and marshes, usually with dense reed beds nearby for nesting purposes.

The diet of the great white pelican consists mainly of fish. The pelicans leave their roost to feed early in the mornings and may fly over 100 km (62 mi) in search of food, as has been observed in Chad and Mogode, Cameroon.

Pelicans are not restricted to fish, however, and are often opportunistic foragers. In some situations they eat chicks of other birds, such as the well documented case off the southwest coast of South Africa.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15609] (65297)
  • [2019-04-12 2:28]

Hi Marius,magnificent capture of this pelicans meeting,perfect light to have the best sharpness and brightness,rich composition very pleasant to watch! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.

What a beauty?

Hello Marius,
Eye catching ODD NUMBER composition and excellent exposure and focus on them. Beautiful shot.
Thanks and regards,
Srikumar

Hi Marius,
Fantastic bunch of pelicans, and the exposure is spot on. Perfect usage of the technique. What I might do somehow else is cropping the leftmost specimen off as it's too closed to the edge of the frame. Obviously just a personal opinion, otherwise a spectacular photo.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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