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Pelican water skiing

Pelican water skiing
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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: 2007-09-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark 111, Canon EF 500 f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-06 18:01
Viewed: 3520
Points: 10
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I never tire watching these magnificent birds, this one provided a series of images as it approached, landed and then 'froliced in the water before settling to preen.

The variations in color are interesting but I am unable to tell male from female, insight would be welcome.

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-10-06 18:54]

Hi Lindsay,
Very good action shot, nice bird, high q. picture, good timing and pose.
Your equipment makes me jealous!
Congratulations and TFS.
Regards, Mario

Hi Lindsay,
Fine action shot of this Pelican.
Good exposure, POV and details.
Who taught him to ski! :-)

Hi Lindsay
just the perfect moment! great sharpness in this action shot. imho a bit more space in front of the bird on the left side would even improve the compo

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-10-07 21:33]

Hello Lindsay,
I am a fan of pelican watching as well.
What a fantastic moment you have caught, of this pelican skidding on the water surface upon landing.
Details are amazingly sharp, and the exposure is excellent on that white bird. Wonderful pose of the wings and feet.
You were just at the perfect spot!
TFS. : )

hello Lindsa

this is an GREAT action shot, i like very mush this kind of photos,
very good timing with excellent sharpenning and details,
i like also the background and the images framing, TFS


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