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Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy
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Copyright: Otto Rapp (TheMystic) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 95] (509)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Samsung Pro815
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alberta Wildlife [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-10 21:44
Viewed: 4031
Points: 14
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Feeding frenzy at the weir of the water treatment plant on the Oldman River in Lethbridge. About 35 Pelicans have made their home on these waters and feed on the fish jumping the weir. They drift down river on the strong current, then fly back up again for more fish. Additional pics on TL here and here.
These are American White Pelicans. Notice the protrusion on the beak: they grow these during breeding season.
Cropped from a larger picture, color and contrast adjust and downsized.

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Hi Otto,
Great action shot on these White Pelicans. A good exposure has great looking colors and nice detail. Right now there are thousands of them along the Mississippi River here on there way back north.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-05-10 23:51]

good action capture nice focus good water waves

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-10 23:55]

Hello Otto

A very nicely composed image of these pelicans competing for fish.A lot of action captured and the lighting and colours are very good.I like the frothy water.Excellent POV.TFS


terrific action shot, otto! :-)
what a hungry bunch of pelicans.
and again, this ain´t florida, amazing to see them up "north", is this because we´re fu**ing up the climate?
anayway, great capture, amazing turbulent waters, wonderful details and perfectly handled exposure on the white birds.
well done & happy (photo)"hunting", thorsten.

Hello Otto,
Interesting action is captured!
Impressive details in the birds, good light and an attractive colour palette...
Well framed situation!
Pablo -

Hello Otto,
Neat shot of these Pelicans, I like seeing them so close! Great shot of the action ! TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo " Spring Wildflowers (32) " :o)

Hi Otto,
that is a most exciting meeting of birds. The dramatic motion is perfectly accentuated by powerful light. Colours and details are just perfect, and the composition is classically well built like on a renaissance painting. This is an excellent shot. My congratulations!
With best regards from Vienna to Alberta.
Cheers, Peter

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