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DALMATIAN PELICAN


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: 2019-05-17 10:04
Viewed: 133
Points: 16
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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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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 12 N: 90] (9658)
  • [2019-05-17 11:01]

Beautiful, it is beautiful. Well exposed and composed TSF.

Indeed a great focus-point on your model looks like a movie-imaging well done MARIUS SECAN

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6478 W: 89 N: 15610] (65301)
  • [2019-05-17 13:38]

Hi Marius,peaceful moment for this pelican of delta,wonderful capture very very sharp and bright as usual,i like the composition too. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-05-18 6:15]

Hello marius,
Beautiful photo taken from a great low POV in excellent sharpness and clear colors.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Marius,
No doubt, beautiful shot. Perfect exposure and light. Like low POV here.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,
Srikumar

Hi Marius,

You have a good eye contact with the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Dalmatian Pelican. The light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

Hi Marius,
Excellent wide aperture photo with lovely blurred background, fantastic composition and mesmerizing early morning lights. Hats off for you, an artistic capture with perfect technical details.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Ciao Marius, great macro of beautiful pelican, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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