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Pelecanus onocrotalus 4

Pelecanus onocrotalus 4
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-23
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-26 7:11
Viewed: 2837
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pelecanus onocrotalus Linnaeus, 1758. Juvenile
White Pelican, Great White Pelican, Eastern White Pelican

Pelecanus onocrotalus is a large bird with a wingspan of 280 cm in the family Pelecanidae. Adult has white plumage with in breeding season faint yellow-pink tinge. It has a characteristic grayish-yellow bill-pouch (brighter yellow when breeding). It has also a bare pink facial patch around the eye and pinkish legs.

It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes. Well scattered groups occur from the eastern Mediterranean through to Vietnam and south to South Africa.
Migratory populations are found from Eastern Europe to Kazakstan during the breeding season and from northeast Africa through Iraq to north India in the winter. More than 50% of Pelecanus onocrotalus breed in the Danube Delta in Romania.

The diet of Pelecanus onocrotalus consists mainly of fish.

In Cyprus it is a rare passage migrant and a very rare winter visitor.

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Helo Christodoulos,
Amazing colours and sharpness in this beautiful image. In fact, it is a fantastic image of this lovely bird with wonderful colours and detail against the out-of-focus background. Very well done indeed.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-26 7:54]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very beautiful photo of this Great White Pelican in a majestic pose. Splendid colours and excellent sharpness. Taken from the best POV. Fantastic DOF.

Christodoulos this is WAUWH!!
looks very very good
i like the sharpness and all details to see of this bird
great sharpness and beautiful colours
i like this picture Christo
thanks greeting lou

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-26 8:30]

Hello Christodoulos,
nice pelican,great macro,thanks..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-26 9:12]

Hi Chris,great choice of point of view to create this very imposing perspective,the pelican seems too big from this corner..eehe..great idea and great capture,and the usual top quality of details and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Your picture always influence me and bound to think one day I shall capture such beautiful picture.
This Pelican is really beautiful.Top to bottom well sharpen and well detailed.Nice BG.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of fantastic bird, fine details, superb sharpness, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-11-26 11:33]

Hi Christodoulos
Perfect square format
Great portrait

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-11-26 15:53]

Hola Christodoulos; que belleza de especie y de foto, me encanta la composición y el entorno natural ademas el fondo...excelente luz que permite apreciar todos los detalles de esta bella especie...saludos.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-26 18:20]

A stunning shot Christodoulos!!
What an attractive bird you have presented to us. The White Pelican is definitely a beautiful bird with a rather uniquely marked pattern to it's plumage. The light earth toned colors of it's wing and body in contrast to it's pinkish face and bill and yellow pouch is an eye catcher for sure. The detail is exceptional and exposure is right on the money. Great job!!!

Hi friend, well composed close up shot of this bird. its very sharp and clear. Design in the wings is too good. nice in color also.



Hello Christodoulos,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
整體亮麗 非常美麗 尤其是它的尾部的花紋
真是美麗極了 還有一雙大粗腳 很新奇
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-27 1:15]

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb light falling on this Pelecanus onocrotalus, a very proud species as we can see on your shot. Excellent sharpness, beautiful fine colours and a blurred background but showing also a little bit of the background.
Thanks a lot!

Hello Christodoulos,
Another impressive capture,lovely pose,details,clarity and colours are best.Very perfectly exposed and well balanced composition.

Hello Christodoulos
Nice picture of this interesting bird White Pelican.
Superb sharp and very perfect colour.
best wishes,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-11-27 9:37]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Great shot of this White Pelican ..
Good detail, colours and sharpness. Exposure and lighting are good.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-27 10:54]

Hi Christodoulos,
What a beautiful capture. Excellent sharpness details,
amazing colors and perfect the eye's contact. Nice point of view.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Christodoulos,
Great shot of this beautiful pelican! I only saw pelicans in the Zoo, and I love to shoot them, but never see one in the wild. Superb DOF, gorgeous POV, fabulous lighting, excellent composition, outstanding clear details, and brilliant natural colors. Thanks and best regards!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-28 5:13]

Beautiful species captured with fine details and colors...just too close for comfort..tfs.

Just a masteprice MF Christodoulos. Top details and sharp. Wonderful colours results.


Hello Christodoulos,
you have filled the frame with a fine shot of the pelican,there are immaculate details in the plumage and the eye is bright and sharp all in an alert pose.
A superb Natural History photograph.
My best regards Les.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-11-29 2:05]

Beautiful species, picture and presentation. Thank you for sharing it. Congratulation. Saludos.

Trčs belles couleurs, et magnifique netteté

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-12-14 1:32]

Hello Christodoulos
wonderful image of this big bird. Splendid clarity and the lighting is o wonderful.
Exciting work again


Hello Christodoulos

Excellent and very beautiful photo of the Great White Pelican, with always great POVs
at the levels of the birds, wonderful lights, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • Filnato (101)
  • [2014-01-04 12:13]

Great image Christodoulos, the Pelican is taking a very nice pose and you have captured it from a very good angle and with excellent sharpness, clarity, exposure and background.
Best regards,

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautifully composed, tack sharp photo with perfect DoF - probably color saturation should be increased a bit? Otherwise an amazing photo of a rare species, congratulations!
Best regards, László

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