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Dalmatian Pelican

Dalmatian Pelican
Photo Information
Copyright: Kazim Capaci (capaci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 55 N: 150] (1300)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L 4.5-5.6L Ĝ77
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-16 12:31
Viewed: 3371
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dalmatian pelican - Pelecanus crispus - Tepeli pelikan

South Gediz Delta is an important feeding area for this species. The Dalmation Pelican is a globally threatended species . Their presence is one of the main reasons for Gediz Delta being declared as an IBA where currently there are 35 breeding pairs. Their feather colour is dirty white. During the breeding season feathers become crowned and curled. Their eye color is bright yellow and the skin around the eyes is purple. Thier bladder colour is orange and their legs are grey. They have throaty call. They nest in colonies in areas along fresh and saline lakes, bogs, and shallow sea shores. Its height is 160-180 cm, wing span 284-292 cm.

Text from Izmir Bird Paradise web page

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Pelikan makrosu olmuş bu. Daha detaylı nasıl olur ki? Tüylerinin arasındaki bitler bile görünecek nerdeyse:) Eline sağlık Sevgili Kâzım..

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  • Mazer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 34] (104)
  • [2006-11-16 18:38]

Stunning portrait of this Pelican, details appear to be tack sharp and very well exposed.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-11-16 18:53]

Very nice portrait with an interesting POV!

Well done!



Nice and sharp! Would 've loved to see a bit more of its beak though...

Hi Kazim

Love this shot. Perfect details, well composed and excellent exposure. Love the crop! TFS.

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