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Photo Information
Copyright: Michel Lamy (michellamy) (125)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sigma SD9
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds - Aves Acuáticas, Pelecaniformes (pelicans and relatives) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-07-28 14:17
Viewed: 5260
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This pelican is getting to land in a small pond near Half Moon Bay area In California.
No tripod, I took a dozen of pictures with a 200mm.
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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-07-28 14:24]

I take this is a Brown Pelican? Can you please post some notes and details on how you shot this? tripod, handheld, lens, flash, etc. This is a very nice "on the wing" shot that would be improved with fill-in flash to lighten-up the underwings. I like the small catchlight in the eye.

Great in-flight catch of this pelican, Michel. The characteristical posture is very well captured, and I like how the composition leaves room for him to "fly into".

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-07-28 17:34]

Are you sure this is not a military plane over Bagdad - The fish might think so :) I also like th crop that alows him space to fly into. I would also like to see more info on how this was taken.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-07-28 17:38]

Nicely done. Great sharpness and focus and I guess that must have been a bit tricky. Lovely blue sky.

Nice capture of this pelican lining up for the runway, nicely set off against the blue sky and even with some details visible under the wings ;-)
I agree with Callie that some notes would be nice.
You'd need a pretty strong flash in order for fill flash to work here, I reckon.

  • Great 
  • Cat Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-07-28 20:03]

Nice composition here Michel, good capture of the gliding posture of the pelican. I have always loved watching these guys dive into the water and make a catch! Great stuff!

This sweet moment is very nicely handled. I would love to learn more about this animal thought. I agree with nwoehl on the composition. Thanx for sharing.

Spectacular image against a clear blue sky.

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  • ian Gold Star Critiquer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-02-17 4:31]

I like blue sky. Pretty photo.

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