Young Brown Pelican
|Copyright: Tage Bjorklund (Tage)
|Date Taken: 2005-06-12|
|Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-07-14 8:27|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Young Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas.|
I noticed this young bird on the beach when I was walking with my camera. He tried at first to look like a rock, but when he knew I had spotted him he got up and walked up onto the biggest "hill" he could find, spread his wings and did his best to ignore me while pretending that he was just to take off...
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- [2005-07-14 8:55]
Not a strong composition, you can't see the head in totaly, but wat a good result in form of sharpnes and colors!
Tage, I tend to disagree with Olger in that it is not a strong composition: I think it is excellent, and the shot is wonderful in its sharpness and clarity. You do not see the entire beak, true, but the details are fine against a blurry background, great DoF.
- [2005-07-14 23:17]
Great shot of the Pelican pretending he's bigger than he is! Excellent composition Tage, his pose on the 'hill' and the blurred waves in the BG make him look superb. Well done.
Great pose you've captured and well composed.
You can see the quality of the lens (I've got the same one) by the sharpenss on the wings and the ground. Unfortunately, I don't think the head is fully in focus.
- [2005-07-17 3:06]
Hi Tage, good shot. I like the low POV and the composition. The lighting is great and all round a very good shot. My only wish was that it would have been nice if the bird just raised his head a little so that the beak was visible. Well done.