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Copyright: Jose Miguel Cisneros (JoseMiguel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 3 N: 1610] (5658)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-13 13:18
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture last week end, in Laguna de Tacarigua (Tacarigua’s Lagoon), a small coastal town located about 2 hours by car from my home in Caracas, Venezuela.

This picture was taken just minutes before the sunset, -when still enough light-, I had this pelican so close, at about 5 meters, that I was happy to have that great light and no need to use the full focal length, in order to make this photo.
Handheld with IS, at 5:57 pm, cloudless weather.
Just crop a little at the left, levels, resize and sharpen for TN.

Brown Pelican
Unique among the world's seven species of pelicans, the Brown Pelican is found along the ocean shores and not on inland lakes. It is the only dark pelican, and also the only one that plunges from the air into the water to catch its food.

Along with the darters, cormorants, gannets, boobies, frigatebirds, and tropicbirds, it makes up the order Pelecaniformes. Like other birds in that group, pelicans have all four toes webbed (they are totipalmate). Modern pelicans are found on all continents except Antarctica. They are birds of inland and coastal waters and are absent from polar regions, the deep ocean, oceanic islands, and inland South America.

Rarely, pelicans will consume animals other than fish. Pelicans are gregarious and nest colonially, the male bringing the material, the female heaping it up to form a simple structure.
Sexes look alike; males slightly larger.

Other facts:
•While the Brown Pelican is draining the water from its bill after a dive, gulls often try to steal the fish right out of its pouch. The pelican itself, however, is not above stealing fish from other seabirds.
•The Brown Pelican frequently lowers its head onto its shoulders with the bill open, pulls its head back, and stretches the pouch over its throat and neck. The exposed neck looks like a large lump sticking up out of the pouch.
•Unlike most birds, which warm their eggs with the skin of their breasts, pelicans incubate their eggs with their feet. They hold the eggs under the webs that stretch from the front toes to the hind toe, essentially standing on the eggs to warm them. This peculiar incubation method made them vulnerable to the effects of the pesticide DDT. The DDT made the eggshells thin, and the incubating parents frequently cracked their eggs.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae
Genus: Pelecanus
Species: Pelecanus occidentalis


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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To RAP: Bienvenido a TN :-)JoseMiguel 1 04-11 19:53
To arfer: I agreeJoseMiguel 1 03-13 19:11
To herve1993: Merci beaucoup!JoseMiguel 1 03-13 18:47
To delic: a lot of help from the Sun!JoseMiguel 1 03-13 13:29
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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-13 13:23]
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Hello Jose-Miguel,
This is an interesting pelican shot: the feathers, the pose. You captured it very well with a little help from the sun. I'm impressed with the detail and sharpness. Bravo.
Best wishes,

Ottima compo, l'occhio del pellicano è super.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-03-13 13:53]

great colors nice focus good pose

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-13 13:54]

Hi Jose,

I love this close up of the Pelican. You captured a wonderful positioning of the wings. Colors and details are great - wonderful eye!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-13 14:12]

Hi Jose.
Time of shooting was selected perfectly. Amazing bird in warm sun beams looks very nice. Pictured scene and moment is perfect too. I like how well you have composed this picture, its great details and sharpness, perfect saturated bright colours (of the bird and of the sky). Next your really brilliant work. My compliments and best regards.

Hello Jose Miguel,
This is very impressive! I like the pose you captured and those details are breathtaking... I like to see its wet feathers and this exposure and lightning are wonderful! I wonder how you can get such clarity using F4... This is a great picture again with superb colors and composition. Thanks,

bonjour josé miguel
voila un superbe cliché,ce pelican pose pour vous.
couleur du ciel somptueuse,excellents details et bonne exposition(a part le blanc sur la tête qui est legerement OE).
bien vu et merci.

Good image, Jose...
1/200 and sharp...:)
Well done

Wow what a wonderful image Jose-Miguel!

The light and pose are the best things here and the detail is also exceptional. The low light has emphasised the texture in those magnificent details. Your composition is perfect.

Sorry for small critique, headache is distracting me!


Lovely details, white on head a little OE-ed & foot cropped a little, but otherwise a lovely picture.


Wow Jose a superb shot the details and light is excellent I like the angle and pose captured fine work well composed best rgds Necip.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-13 16:10]

Hello Jose Miguel,
Magnificent capture.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.POV,sharpness,BG and composition are excellent.

Hola José Miguel,
Es una estupenda foto, lo mejor es como parece saludar el pelicano. Los detalles en el plumaje son maravillosos y la luz muiy buena.

Hi Jose,
Excellent capture of this interessting bird! It´s sharp and well composed. Great exposure and lighting too. TFS.

Regards, Peter

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-13 17:57]

Hola José Miguel,
Excelentes detalles realzados por la luz rasante que exagera magistralmente el relive del plumaje. El punto de vista tan bajo y la pose tan atractiva y retorcida proporcionan una imagen de fuerte impacto y original, siendo ya de por sí rara esta ave. Un retrato muy logrado, si señor.
Saludos, JM.

Hola Jose Miguel, wonderful pelican with great pose, splendid light and colors, lovely details, perfect focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Jose Miguel
Tu as réussi une image très percutante de ce pélican. Est-il en train de se sécher? la posture est en tout cas très originale et nous montre comment l'oiseau doit trouver l'équilibre entre tous les éléments de son corps dans ce genre de situation. J'aime beaucoup le rendu sur le plumage mouilé, qui replace ta photo après une action qui vient de se produire. L'arrière plan uni presqu'irréel renforce encore la composition.
Et puis tu as le don pour capter le ragard des oiseaux, qui sembelnt toujours si expressifs sur tes photos.

very good shot. very good exposed and focused. wiht a great moment freezed.

ciao, mario

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-13 18:42]

Hola José Miguel,
Asido a este original posadero
este corpulento pilícano se ordena sus plumas,
un buen pov, y bella iluminación...
buena captura amigo. saludos

Hi Jose,
Fantastic capture with super colours and detail.

beautiful colors and light, very sharp, excellent capture... and amazing position of that pelican, well done

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-13 19:02]
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Hello Jose

Perfect focus with excellent detail and texture in the plumage.The colours are well saturated and natural.Very good lighting.The pose reminds me of a body builder showing off his muscles LOL.Wonderful eye contact and detail .An excellent image.TFS


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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-03-13 19:04]

Hi Jose, this is a very sharp, excellent pose of this Brown Pelican. It was very good of him to lift his wing and turn his head for you like this. The colour and detail are excellent, with very nice contrast against that blue sky.

Thanks, John

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-13 20:49]

Bela ave no seu habitar interesante a forma que se ve fazendo a higiene pessoal uma foto realmente exelente muito boa mesmo, parabéns.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-14 0:11]

What a fantastic shot, Jose.
A magnificent close-up with very sharp details and beautiful light.
I really like the pose (what a contortionist!) and his wet plumage.
Great visual impact.
TFS. : )

superbe portrait
beaux détails et couleurs,

Hello Jose,
Beautiful brown pelican. Perfect composition, sharpness, and exposure. Great pose from this bird. TFS this fine picture.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-14 5:42]

Hola Jose,
The wet feathers look very interesting. Very nice pose,light , focus and composition. TFS

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-14 6:23]

Hi Jose

Another splendid photo from you, my friend!
Indeed you were very fortunate to come across such a lovely bird, as well as to be so close to it.
The arm evening light was definitely enough for such a shot, but it also made all the colors and tones very beautifully sautrated.
The details (especially in the plumage) are wonderful and very sharp and the pose you caught it in is also exceptional.
The lovely blue BG is charming as well, and (because i'm somebody that likes little details) i also like the nice contrast and sharpness in the eye (good eye-contact).

Bravo and TFS

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-14 7:31]

Hi Jose,
What a great POV of this nice pelican, great on the details and very sharp.

What an avian gymnast you snapped there my friend! All that detail almost makes this pelican look skeletal. The late sunlight really warmed up your subject. Great PoV. Tfs, JM

Hello Jose Miguel,

Returning from 2 weeks vacations at the Margarita Island, your picture brings me very please moments passed at the Laguna de la Restinga where we can see several pelicans like yours... I like the pov you took and the unusual pose of the bird letting us see the details of the feathers... The white is maybe a little bit burned on the head but it is still a very nice picture!

Great job and TFS,


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-14 8:20]

Hello Jose Miguel,
Superb capture with a very interesting pose. The colors and details you have captured are exceptional, Bravo.

Hola José Miguel. Me gusta mucho la composición de la foto con la pose del pelícano y dejando solo el cielo completamente azul de fondo. Excelentes detalles del plumaje. La luz está perfecta. Saludos, Yvonne

Hello Jose,
Dynamic pose and POV, well set against the blue sky. Very good sharpness, detail, natural color, and interesting light.
Very well done.

Hello Jose,
The bird's posture to scratch its wet feathers is very interesting.
The picture is very sharp and clear with the pale blue evening sky for BG.
The details and colours are perfect.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-03-14 14:04]

I don't know why but he doesn't seem very happy,great shot, sharp well focused, great POV!Thanks Jose!

Excellent shot Jose.
Very pure and sharp shot. Vey well done. tfs.Stev

hi jose,
very nice capture of the pelican,
well composed shot, nice point of view, sky makes a fine bg,
sharp image with good details,
tfs & regards

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-03-14 23:11]

Incredible sharpness and details in this photo of the Brown Pelican. Beautiful blue sky background and rich well saturated colors of the pelican in this very clean photo. Very interesting pose with good eye contact.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-15 5:08]

Hola Jose Miguel
Yo creía que los pelícanos tenían el plumaje impermeable, pero a éste se le nota que se ha dado un buen chapuzón, jaja. Con ese pico tan largo acicalarse las plumas, o en este caso escurrirlas tirando de ellas, debe de ser complicadillo.
La imagen es excelente y lo captaste la mar de bien.
Me ha parecido curioso e interesante saber que incuban los huevos con los pies.

Hola Jose,

Excellent sharpness, superb details.
Nice blue sky for BG.
Superb shot.


Hola José Miguel,
Realmente encuentras los momentos adecuados para afotar y sacarle partido a sus expresiones. En este caso la pose, la luz y nitidez son excelentes. Un cordial saludo

Bonjour Jose Miguel
Une superbe prise, la pose de l'oiseau et l'exposition sont extras.Le Bg avec ce beau ciel bleu met bien le sujet en valeur.

Félicitation pour les belles couleurs et la composition.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-15 12:43]

Hi Jose.
Superb capture.I like him very much beautiful details on wet plumage,as well as pose hereof pelican.Colours are splendid and amazing clean blue sky too.Great composition with perfect sharpness and very impressive point of view.Well done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-15 18:05]

Hola Jose Miguel. Me agrada mucho esta bella foto del Pelicano. Exelente pose y con agradables colores muy naturales. Nunca he visto uno tan cerca. Aca en el desierto ¡Ni en Sueños!
Saludos desde Mexico.

Hello Jose Miguel,
Good looking bird, in an original and dynamic pose!
Good light and the expøosure is well done, great details in the plumage...
A well composed presentation!
Pablo -

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-16 12:21]

Hello Jose,
what a wonderful pose this pelican is giving you, it realy shows of the its features and detail of the plumage. POV sharpness and colors are excellent.
Very well done.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-16 15:53]

Great Shot! I love that pose and all the details in those feathers. Excellent POV and colours



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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-03-17 0:55]

José, I've never seen one of them.

This is a very beautiful picture.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition. I like "pose" too.


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-17 4:41]

Wow, Jose you take such wonderful shots. This Pelican is amazing in an action shot, such great detail and sharpness, I love the POV. You caught the light excellently against the clear blue sky.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-17 8:58]

Hello Jose Miguel,
You caught this pelican in an absolutely amazing position, showing details of every feather. The evening light gives to the shot even more impact.Pelican is an most interesting bird, is used in christian iconography also as figuration of Christ.
Best regards

Hello José Miguel,
amazing mixture of details in a very compressed image, most beautiful hues of evening light. A pose like a phantastic sculpture. A monster that you cannot stop looking at.
Great image. Thank you!
With best regards,

Wow that is really up close and personal, Jose. There is wonderful sharpness and a great, complex pose.

Evelynn : )

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-03-18 4:26]

Hi Jose,
it is incredible how it can stay there and at the same time clean its feathers - it has interesting black color. Nice photo, good composition.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-18 7:59]

hello Jose
everytime i see successful results users of powershot S2/S3 IS. maybe i will prefer in future. i like composition, point of view, colours, lighting, details, framing and note in your photo
thanks for sharing

Hi José, great capture, great pose.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-18 14:00]

Hello Jose Miguel,
What a spectacular shot of this Pelican! It looks almost like a sculpture! Very impressive sharp details and beautiful colour brought out by the fine light. Brilliant composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Superb photo, with very interesting posture of pelican, and good details. Contrast with sky is great. Very good photo. Bravo. Best regards, Cezar T.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-20 5:43]

Hello Jose,
excellent portrait from the Pelicano. Excellent framing, POV and sharpness. Very good exposure and natural colours. TFS

Wow! excellent capture perfectly focused on! Well photograph...

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2007-03-20 19:09]

Una pose muy original y atractiva la del pelícano. Enhorabuena y un saludo.

José Luis

The lighting and the exposure that you managed to get here is amazing. The details are wonderful and the picture is very sharp.
The blue sky BG adds tremendous value to your picture.
Goutham R

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-23 13:14]

Hello Jose Miguel,

What a movely moment for taking, and what a sharpness and clarity, this is fantastic work, great photograph. This is almost artwork! TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

wow awesome close up of this pelican! I can almost reach out and touch him! Amazing. TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo " Cold Water (4) " :o)

super ce pélican et que de détails , c'est formidable
bravo et amitiès

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-03-25 15:07]

hola Jose Miguel
muy buena foto con detalles muy nítidos y colores muy naturales de este pelícano
el fondo azul resalta le figura del pajaro



Quelle position !
Bonne journée.

Hola Jose Miguel !
What an awesome picture ! I love everything here ! The pose of the bird is great, your excellent timing allowed you to capture him at the best moment. Excellent details, beautiful light and colors, splendid composition and POV, and such a beautiful blue sky ! A real pleasure for the eye, really !

Buenos y deliciosos detalles los que has captado en este pelícano empapado.
Perfecto encuadre y fabulosa presentación.
Una nota de lo más educativa.
Saludos amigo y gracias por compartir esta imagen con nosotros, JL.

Hi ose,
This cant be a S3 IS photo. :). Really amazing details.The wait feathers with excellant sharpeness look so authentic.with 1/200, its an really good capture. TFS


Hi JoseMiguel;very noble a Brown Pelican,very high sharp,++++++++

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-03-27 15:13]

Hello Jose-Miguel,
you don't need my comments any more after so many others. So: congratulations!
My best wishes to you,

Hi Jose,
Excellent light quality and a spot on exposure. Like I said, there are alot of great shots on the Brown Pelican with great notes. This is one right here. Very sharp detail, and a great pose. Well done!

Hi Jose,
What a very good captured moment. Good POV and showing the bird in a characteristic pose. Rasor-sharp, full of details and fine natural colors. Well done.
Regards, Ruud

Hi dear Jose ,
excellent details with amazing colours.
great sharpness, light and composed.
perfect iamge.

Well taken, nice detail in the plumage, I hope to see some of these birds soon as they are heading my way. Keep up the good work!


Buenas José Miguel
La verdad es que es una captura muy buena, me imagino que las aves por esas tierras no son como las que tenemos por España, que son muy desconfiadas y te permitió un gran acercamiento.
Si me permites mi opinión me parece que está excesivamente centrada, podrías dejar un poco de aire por la zona donde mira y la composición hubiera ganado mucho más. Pero bueno es sólo una oponión.
Un saludo

Beautiful light and pose. The pelican looks like a rusty old artifact recovered from the depths... :)

Hello Jose-Miguel,
This is a great shot. The detail is excellent along with you POV giving very strong composition.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-04-11 19:42]
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Intentando ponerme al día sobre todo con las presentaciones de los amigos más cercanos de TN Jose Miguel, me encuentro con esta imagen tuya sobre la cual no hay mucho para agregar en cuanto a conceptos y opiniones... una gran captura estética y técnicamente hablando con el perfecto fondo para resaltar los detalles del gracioso pajarraco y la iluminación ideal para no dejar ninguno de ellos oculto.
Estos son los ejemplos que demuestran que no es necesario un gran equipo fotográfico para obtener tan maravilloso resultado.
Con admiración... Ricardo

Hi, Jose-Miquel.
Excellent action and pose. Nice light. Good sharpness and exposure.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-05-11 23:49]

This nice balancing pose,details are nice against blue background.Good POV!!

Wow Jose,
I never knew that there were Brown Pelican's. This is a great image to see, something different. You have capture the Pelican in a great position against the lovely blue of the sky. The fact that it is actually preening itself adds a whole lot of interest. Excellent image, you did well.

Hello Jose-Miguel,
Amazing detail you have captured on this gorgeous Pelican preening himself! Very nice composition, color and clarity! I am amazed at the detail....very nicely portrayed!

Take care,
Bettina Marie =0)

Hi Miguel,
Very interesting picture with nice pose of the Brown Pelican. Good details and sharpness.
Light is perfect.
TFS, Regards, Mario.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-06-04 19:42]

Hola jose Miguel. Majestuoso, esplendidos y gratos colores, gracias por compartir la foto de tan bello ejemplar.Saludos

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-07-06 18:32]

Hi Jose Miguel!
A great shot of this big bird! The sharpness of the details is amasing. Remarkable result!
Wishing you a nice weekend,

Belle photo de ce pélican très jolis et qui fait sa toilette, grande netteté, jolies couleurs, énorméments de détails du plumage,du bec, tete,et de beaux yeux. Amitiés Thomas

Antonio, que feliz pintura de este ave!

Your sharpness and detail -- increible. Composicion grande contra el cielo.

Your "bird's eye view" point of view and that dynamic sense of having frozen the pelican for just a moment in time on the verge of depature -- that works very well.

Great note, too. Very good work.

Hello Jose-Miguel,

This is outstanding! A great capture of a beautiful bird taken in the perfect light conditions! The composition is perfect and the blue sky makes the pelican stand out! I love the pose with the bird looking towards the center of the frame. Great silhouette against the sky! The details in the plumage are awesome! Even in the shade, the details look perfect! Great note too! Very well done! Thanks!

With Friendly Regards,

you have suberb technique and very co-operative models..:)
since your tiger i havent seen a better eye contact shot..this one is pretty close..
the eye always fascinates me..the window to the mind..if we could only communicate more explicitly with the animals..instead of just reward training...
maybe someday

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-09-22 10:55]

selam jose , excellent close up shot and very good composition of this pelican .nice pov and bg with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-23 8:57]

Hello Jose ! Wow, that's a great Pelicano picture, very sharp image, taken at the right moment, great exposure and composition and very good warm light. Thanks.


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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-11-07 11:28]

Great image. Sharpness and details are great. I love the color and contrast. Very nice exposure with the nice warm light with the blue sky in the back. It has a cool factor as well due to the awkward but cool pose. :)

Hello Jose-Miguel,
What an amazing pose of this Pelicano you present here!
You've captured very nice moment of the scene, with excellent details and superb focusing.
Also, lovely natural colours here and blue sky of BG makes this fella stand out very well.
Well presented and TFS,
Best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-22 20:05]

Hi Jose,
Outstanding shot and a great moment captured with immaculate sharpness and details. Superb lighting and exposure and the blue sky as BG really does highlight the pelican well. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Jose,

This is a great shot. You have captured wonderful detail and texture in the feathers, and I really like the pose. Perfection.

Kind regards,


Hello JM. Excelent collection of images in your gallery. This is excellent tight frame shot with the clarity so stunning. The spotless blue sky and the perch is brilliant. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-25 6:47]

Hello Jose,
a great sharpness and clarity. Really a stunning shot. Perching in a very unique and special pose. Well composed and great colors.


Hi Jose
This pelican almost looks prehistoric. It must be because of his wet wings. I love the detail and contrast of both the dark and light coloured wings. A really nice portrait. Well done.
TFS Janice

perfect mpravo...

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-19 0:30]

Hello Jose,
Thank you for your earlier visit ot my gallery and comments:)
This picture has a superb action and pose ...well timed and captured.The details on the wings and eye contact established makes the composition very eye catching.Excellent sharpness and PoV.
The sky BG isolates the bird well to gain good clarity and focus.
TFS & Cheers

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