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Pelecanus crispus - Tepeli Pelikan -II- (24)
rousettus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Hello all friends,
Usually I prefer posting shots of same species. So, I try to introduce different species of mine. But today, my policy and I add second post of Pelecanus crispus - Tepeli Pelikan [TR], Crested Pelican , Dalmatian Pelican [EN].
It is one of two species of the family PELECANIDAE (PELECANIFORMES) in Turkiye. Other species: Pelecanus onocrotalus - Ak Pelikan [TR], White Pelican [EN].
Its body lenght is 160-180 cm, wingspan is 280-295 cm. It is a bit larger sized than P. onocrotalus.
Both pelican species have enourmous, pouched bills as like other six Pelecanus species in the world. This part is orange colored in P. crispus, but yellowish in P. onocrotalus. Legs are greyish, eyes are yellow, underparts of wings are greyish white in P. crispus. Whereas in P. onocrotalus, legs are pinky or reddish, membranes around eyes and pouch are yellow or orange, wing fethers black (similar to those of a White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
These are endangered and population sizes decrease. P. crispus lives in large inner waters, lakes, large marshes and lagoons, e.g. Kızılırmak Delta, Aktaş Gölü (Ardahan), Büyük Menderes Delta etc.
İzmir Bird Paradidea "Gediz Delta" is one of important and rare breeding areas for the pelican.
My previous shot for P. crispus from İzmir can be seen clicking the last link.

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rousettus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
levels and sharpening
Edited by:Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)

I used the white 'dropper' first on the right wing area and then the black on the dark area inside the bill. Finally I sharpened a bit 0.8 40%

Not sure what you think?

James

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rousettus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Adobe PhotShop CS2
Edited by:loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)

Hi Ahmet

As I said, the idea was just to bring out a little more light. I made slight adjustment to the "Levels", increased the "Contrast", raised the "Exposure" levels, applied the "Shadows and Highlights" tool to cut down on the white areas, removed a bit of "Noise" in the BG, and finally I added some "USM" just for good measure.

Hope you like it.

Regards
Loot