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Pelecanus Erythrorhynchus 1

Pelecanus Erythrorhynchus 1
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Copyright: Ricardo Tames Vargas (RII) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): BIRDS OF AMERICA, 50-60 points (chapter 5) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-25 3:28
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Points: 59
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Pelecanus Erythrorhynchus

Kindom : Animalia
Philo : Chordata
Class : Birds
Order : Pelecaniformes
Family : Pelecanidae
Scientific Name : Pelecanus Erythrorhynchus Gmelin,1789

Diagnóstica Description : It measures 152 cm. and weight 7 kg Is very great, of white color with primary and secondary external blackish. The adults have the tip, stock market and the skin of the face of ignited yellow color. They are tiznados of gray in the nape of the neck (outside the time of young). The immature units present/display white plumage in the body, mixed with fusco. The tip and stock-market are grayish. It differs in color, habitat and behavior of the "gannet" (Pelecanus occidentalis), that in addition is smaller.

Hábitat : They frequent fresh water lakes, zones of marsh waters opened and sometimes, calm coastal bays, during the season that is not of anidación demonstrate to preference by the salubrious water matting and protected salt water bays.

Habits: The American White Pelican is a diurnal bird. One is to him single and in flocks of up to 3500. It rests unemployed in the border of the deposits and water obstacles. In the flight it uses the thermal columns to acquire height, later glides. The flocks fly in form of "V" and India row. It is documented to him to obtain 500 kilometers in 24 hours and heights of 3050 meters.

Feeding: Fishing while nothing on the surface to search carefully and to cucharear with the tip; it does not carry out nailed like the pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis).
Longevity: In the nature to this pelican a longevity of 26,4 years is considered to him. The mortality of pichones is high, considering itself in approximately a 40%.

Distribution: The American White Pelican nests to the north of the United States and in Canada. During the autumn it flies to the states to the south of the United States, seeing him to it with relative frequency all the winter in the states of the Gulf of Mexico, including all Florida. Also a good number of them invernan in Mexico and Guatemala. Some individuals even continue the passage more to the south in Central America; they have been seen them in Costa Rica and is possible that they arrive until Panama, usually during his passages of migration fly on earth but also there are data of visitors in the greater islands of the Caribbean.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-06-25 5:47]
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Well composed pic with a good sharpness and detail of the subject. TFS,

Hello Ricardo, excllent details, here good lighting, great BG, DOF, POV Great Job, TFS Kyle

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-25 8:19]
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Hi Ricardo
It is a fantastic portrait of this American white pelican. The details are absolutely amazing and that wonderful eye is stunning. I just love it.
The composition is exceptional, the colours are splendid, the DOF is spot-on with tack sharp focus, the darkish BG is complementary, and the exposure was perfectly managed with great contrasts on the white.
Excellent work and TFS.

Good capture Ricardo,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Bonjour Ricardo
très jolie cette composition avec ce beau portrait de ce pellican,les couleurs et les détails sont très jolis.

Merci et au revoir....JP

Hi Ricardo

Running late so a quick visit. Very nice work, well composed with great POV. Thanks. :-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-25 14:55]
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Hello Ricardo,
Excellent portrait.POV,details on white feathers,clear eyes,expression on face,framing and composition are wonderful.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-06-25 14:56]
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Hola Ricardo,
Excellent White Pelican Portrait.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,note,framing and lighting.Gracias Senor:)

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-06-25 15:29]
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Hi Ricardo,

Excellent shot.
Perfect details, sharp, colors and POV.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-25 17:14]
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Hi Ricardo, nice portrait. Excellent colours, exposure and lighting. Well done and TFS.

Hola Ricardo,
Otro bonito retrato en primer plano de un ave; los detalles y la iluminación son óptimos, a pesar del blanco intenso de su plumaje.También el colorido del pico es impactante. Muy buena la nota. en la última revista de National Geographic en español, salió un artículo con muchas fotos de este interesante pájaro, ¿la has visto?

PD: ¡cómo es que tienes siempre 50 fotos en la galería?

Olá amigo,
gostei da perspectiva, composição e luz!
A foto tem uma cores muito boas!
Thanks Ana:)

Hi Ricardo,
What a proud guy..! He has got a lot of self comfidence, I can read in his eye and the pose..!
You do well in this capture, lovely textures and good details! Colours are talking loud and clear, dynamic composition...
Pablo -

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-26 4:28]
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Hi Ricardo
Beautiful portrait again. Great colours, light, sharpnes and POV.
Well done Ricardo

Hi Ricardo,
Great portrait shot on this White Pelican. Beautiful saturated colors and sharp detail. You did well keeping the plumage looking so good. I love these birds and have posted several shots of them too. This looks excellent.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-26 7:49]
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Hello Ricardo,
very nice portrait, POV colors and details are wonderful.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-26 7:57]
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Hello Ricardo, nice shot. It's a good portrait. Perhaps the BG is n't very complimemntary but good details and well done on the composition.

Hi Ricardo,
Nice detail, color, and exposure, with great DOF and eye contact..
Well done and Thank You!

good compo, exposure and details. Perhaps few about him.
hi mario

Wow!Beautifully composed,with excellent detail on the eye and colours...
Simply stunning....Superb work....

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-06-27 2:01]
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Hi Ricardo, fantastic shot of thie wonderful bird. Good POV and coloures. VEry nice explanation.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-06-27 2:24]
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Very well done on this portrait. Loks somewhat like a wise professor looking down his nose.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-27 3:18]
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Hello Ricardo,
A very nice portrait shot.
Excellent exposure and detail of the white plumage,great colours and DOF.
Nice work,well done.


Excellent close up portrait of this beautiful pelican both color and details are amazing. Well done Ricardo. :)

Hi Ricardo,
Excellent capture.
Wonderful POV and great details.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-29 1:41]
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What a wonderful portrait that you have very well done ! I like this guy and its glance. Exposure and sharpness are very good. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Ricardo and thanks for sharing.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-06-30 5:18]
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Hi Ricardo,
Excellent shot! The details are extremely sharp and clear, great colours and nice framing.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • cokke (120)
  • [2006-06-30 13:59]
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Hola Ricardo, de nueva cuenta una gran fotografia, el balance de colores es genial, la composicion e idea de la imagen correctos, mis felicitaciones.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-02 6:09]
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Hola Ricardo,
Una foto magnífica e impresionante a la vez. La nitidez, el color, el enfoque y la composición configuran un retrato muy bueno de este pelícano. Buen trabajo y nota.
Un saludo,
José M.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-03 3:24]
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Hi Ricardo,
Great picture of this bird.
Great color, DOF and BG


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