MORNING MIST IN DANUBE DELTA
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|GREAT WHITE PELICAN - in Danube Delta|
The great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) also known as the eastern white pelican, rosy pelican or white pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes.
The great white pelican is a huge bird, with only the Dalmatian pelican averaging larger amongst the pelicans. The wingspan can range from 226 to 360 cm (7.41 to 11.81 ft), with the latter measurement the largest recorded among extant flying animals outside of the great albatrosses.
Great white pelicans are usually birds found in and around shallow, (seasonally or tropical) warm fresh water. Well scattered groups of breeding pelicans occur through Eurasia from the eastern Mediterranean to Vietnam. In Eurasia, fresh or brackish waters may be inhabited and the pelicans may be found in lakes, deltas, lagoons and marshes, usually with dense reed beds nearby for nesting purposes.
The diet of the great white pelican consists mainly of fish. The pelicans leave their roost to feed early in the mornings and may fly over 100 km (62 mi) in search of food, as has been observed in Chad and Mogode, Cameroon.
Pelicans are not restricted to fish, however, and are often opportunistic foragers. In some situations they eat chicks of other birds, such as the well documented case off the southwest coast of South Africa.
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Beautiful atmosphere with the lonely pelican in the morning lights. Fantastic pose and eye-pleasing composition, lovely white balance. The only thing I'd like to change is the foreground - I find the out of focus part at the bottom a little too much. Otherwise a mesmerising shot.
Kind regards from Ireland, László
- [2017-12-10 1:43]
Very nice scene in beautiful light. Excellent timing, low POV and composition.
- [2017-12-10 5:54]
Well well well beautiful catch at 1/4000 sec shutter speed but I'm in favour of many shots and if I had that gear than I'll try 1/2000 and get low by increasing my depth, nice shot.
- [2017-12-11 11:48]
Hi Marius,a fantastic way to show us this pelican,the moment,the weather and the lights are amazing,great DOF on the bird too,to have the best shatpness. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano