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Australian Pelican

Australian Pelican
Photo Information
Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 22:11
Viewed: 5389
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) is found throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea and western Indonesia. In Australia it is widespread on freshwater, estuarine and marine wetlands and waterways including lakes, swamps, rivers, coastal islands and shores.

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WOW! Beautifull bird and superb shot!

My, what an amazing bill to this bird, Chi!This is a fantastic frontal capture of this Pelican.
It is not a simple picture; it is a work of art of high quality.
Thanks for sharing this great image.

he looks so disjointed and strange i presume some of the plumage is black as it disapears into the background. still a beautiful image. would have liked to see more reflection it seems cut off.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-07 0:38]

Hello Chi,
Excellent photo in a perfect POV. Great contrasting colours and sharpness. Fantastic composition.

Hello Chi,

Wonderful frontal shot of this big beautiful Pelican.
Love the contrast between the B&W in the feathers and the wonderful colors on the bill.
Pity the BG is a little dark and therefore the black feathers of the bird don't pop up as much as I wouls like to have seen.
Excellent sharpness and exposure and due to that all feather details, even in the white ones, are beautifully visible.

Best regards, Harry

What a wonderful eye-catching photo! It jumped out at me in the gallery. Great b&w combinations here creating the most interesting shapes and effects. Great dynamic range. Good details. A wonderful shot! :)

Hi Chi
Wonderful composition and contrasting color
Crystal clear image with superb detail.tfs jon

Hello Chi,

Very nice and funny picture of this pelican. Good POV, DOF and sharpness. Superb colours. I like the eyes and the colours of the beak.
Well done,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-07 9:39]

Hi Chi.
Wonderful creative work. I am amazed with combination of white (light) parts of the fine bird and deep dark surroundings. Terrific exposure, great sharpness and details, refined use of lights and darks. Bravo.

A beautiful frontal capture of this fine pelican specimen in contrasty colours and good plumage detail Chi, the dark BG really made this a perfect composition.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-07 13:32]

Hi Chi,
Very nice portrait of this pelican. Your frontal POV is lovely, the eyes look amazing. Nice colors and contrast. TFS

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-07 15:48]

Hola Chi.
Artistica foto. Bella momento capturado. Este pelicano tiene grandes aptitudes para set todo un artista.
Exelente presentacion, una vez mas se muestra aqui la calidad del fotografo.
Saludos Chi.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-07 21:50]

Hi Chi,
Outstanding shot of this Pelican with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours. Superb light and exposure management and I like this black BG which highlights the subject well. Fantastic eye contact and this frontal POV makes the image so striking. The reflection on the water looks superb. Excellent DOF and a wonderful composition. Kudos.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-08 14:04]

Very striking high-contrast shot of this Pelican, Chi!!!!
Extremely sharp with very crisp details.
Stunning clarity as well.
Brilliant head-on POV and a great frame-filling composition.
Superb use of the light.
Very well done,


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-04-08 21:39]

Hi Chi Liu,
A great POV of this pelican.
I love the frontal view, and the symmetry that it affords.
Excellent details and colors on that wonderful beak.
There is a lot more black on this Australian pelican than we see on ours.
Very interesting image.
TFS. : )

great capture, TFS Ori

Hi Chi ,

Great work with nice light.


Hello Chi,
This is an excellent full frontal portrait!
I like the point of view eye to eye with your feathered friend, great details in the plumage...
The framing works well and the rippled reflection is a bonus!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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