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DALMATIAN PELICAN


DALMATIAN PELICAN
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-04-29 5:25
Viewed: 123
Points: 14
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DALMATIAN PELICAN (PELICANUS CRISPUS) - DANUBE DELTA

The Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is the most massive member of the pelican family, and perhaps the world's largest freshwater bird, although rivaled in weight and length by the largest swans. They are elegant soaring birds, with wingspans that rival that of the great albatrosses, and their flocks fly in graceful synchrony.

The Dalmatian pelican is found in lakes, rivers, deltas and estuaries. Compared to the great white pelican, the Dalmatian is not as tied to lowland areas and will nest in suitable wetlands with many elevations. It is less opportunistic in breeding habitat selection than the great white, usually returning to a traditional breeding site year after year unless it becomes completely unsuitable. During the winter, Dalmatian pelicans usually stay on ice-free lakes in Europe or jheels (seasonal lakes) in India. They also visit, typically during winter, inshore areas along sheltered coasts for feeding.

This pelican usually migrates short distances. It is dispersive in Europe, based on feeding opportunities, with most western birds staying through the winter in the Mediterranean region. In the Danube Delta, Dalmatian pelicans arrive in March and leave by the end of August. It is more actively migratory in Asia, where most of the birds that breed in Russia fly down for the winter to the central Middle East, largely around Iran through to the Indian Subcontinent, from Sri Lanka, Nepal to central India.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 12 N: 90] (9652)
  • [2019-04-29 22:16]

Me the fifteenth viewer, will not pass empty as there are lot to say and my bad luck that I live in a desert, can not enjoy such scene.
As usual perfect exposed and composed, well frozen catch.
TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15608] (65293)
  • [2019-04-30 0:15]

Hi Marius,great capture another time of this in flight pelican,wonderful details as usual!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Marius,
Great capture of this in flight pelican.

Regards,
Biswarup

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-05-01 3:03]

Hello Marius,
Nice photo of this pelican in flight. A bit bluish, but very sharp and a great pose which includes a perfect timing.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Marius, great capture of fantastic inflight pelikan, perfect focus on eye, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend have a good weekend ciao Silvio 0

Exceptionally sharp capture of this elegant bird in flight, Marius.
you have used the diagonal direction of the light very effectively.
Ram

Hi Marius,
Breathtaking exposure and composition - this is one of the best in-flight shots I've ever seen! Clear exposure, perfect sharpness, fantastic lights, excellent composition - I can't even imagine any better. This image rocks! Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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