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Before landing...


Before landing...
Photo Information
Copyright: Ioannis Logiotatidis (logios) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 3 N: 76] (276)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6, HOYA 67.0 mm SCYLIGHT 1B
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-13 10:45
Viewed: 4817
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus. Picture taked last May in Kerkini lake
Kerkini lake is a freshwater reservoir, used for irrigation and flood control and it was formed from the waters of Strymonas River. Initially, it was a marshy lake in which the dam was built in the '50s. There are still some marshes, north of the lake, with extensive floating vegetation. The lake is surrounded by cultivated land, several poplar (Populus sp.) plantations and hills covered by deciduous woodland. The main human activities are agriculture, forestry, fishery and hunting (locally) while there are many towns and villages near the lake. In 1982, the water level went 4-8 meters higher. This had a detrimental effect on the shallow marshes and the populations of the birds that nested there (these populations are now starting to recover). Due to the continuing precipitation of mud in the lake, there should be a cleaning with dredge and a further expansion of the lake's depth. The number of wintering waterbirds (in January Mid-winter counts) is important. Wintering species include the Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis (2,400), the Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus (3,000), the Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus (600), the Great White Egret Egretta alba (1,100), the White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons (300+), the Grey Goose Anser anser (200+), the Teal Anas crecca (maximum 40,000), the Mallard Anas platythynchos (maximum 31,000). Lesser White-fronted Geese Anser erythropus (26 in January 1988) and Cranes Grus grus also visit the area from time to time.
Source: Hellenic Ornithological Society

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Hello Ioannis, It looks like this pelican is moving at a good clip..You've done well to stop the action. I like the splash I see behind the bird as it skims the water. Great landing shot with an excellent note, Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-15 3:08]

Hello Logois!
Very nice action capture.Timing,POV and composition are wonderful.TFS..:-)

Excellent action shot!
Good timing and colour.
TFS!

Υπέροχη λήψη Γιάννη.Πολύ καλά χρώματα και καλή απόδοση της κίνησης.Το φίλτρο που χρησιμοποίησες βοήθησε αρκετά στα χρώματα.
TFS.
Φιλικά Νίκος.

Nice and funnt picture, Ioannis.
Good action and timing. WEll composed and good POV.
Well done.

great action shot Ioannis, perfect timing!
good composition too
Marialuisa

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