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Look Mum

Look Mum
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Copyright: Lindsay Cooke (cookie10) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 44] (492)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF 500 f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-17 0:48
Viewed: 3963
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have never witnessed a pelican flying with its beak open before.I am surprised the drag did not slow it down.
This was taken in the Jawbone state park near Williamstown. This seems to be an ideal rest preen area for pelicans and a small colony of breeding Australasian Ibis. Even though it is quite close to major residential and commercial infrastructure.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-17 0:51]

Wonderful capture!

Hi Lindsay,
Outstanding capture of a pelican in flight. Excellent exposure, detail, color, focus and POV. Exceptionally well done.


Hi Lindsay,

It's a beauty. Perfect flightshot. Sharp, nice colours, POV and BG are oké. A lot of details. Regards and TFS Bob

amazing pic, try to make artificially more space above the upper wing. greetings, Ori

Hi Lindsay
great capture with great pose! imho a bit centered and wing touching the frame no luck.
great anyway

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-18 0:35]

Hahaha... That is great, Lindsay.
I have to say I have never seen a pelican fly with its beak open either. It looks so strange.
A funny and unusual shot very well executed with sharp details and good exposure.
TFS. : )

Brilliant capture.
Strange indeed that he fly this way.
crisp clear.

I might have added some sky above and removed some behind, in some PP work.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-10-07 18:54]

Love the title!! Good one Cookie. It looks top-heavy in flight, I love the pose.
You were lucky to get the bird in flight - it isn't easy, and I congratulate you. But try to 'make' some more sky above it next time.
Still, well done

Hello Lindsay

Excellent image nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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