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Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-10 4:29
Viewed: 2210
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brown Pelican (Note from Bird Forum)

Smallest of the pelicans.
L. 106-137 cm (42-54 in)
W. 1.83-2.5 m (6 to 8.2 ft)
Weight 2.75-5.5 kg (6-12 lbs)

Younger birds are less strongly colored with pale belly.

Similar Species

Can be told from the American White Pelican by its brown body and their different feeding habits Brown Pelican never show the contrast of black flight feathers to white wing linings seen from a flying American White Pelican.

Peruvian Pelican is a much larger species where the silvery patch on the upper-wing coverts is separated from the body by a dark area on the inner wing; Peruvian Pelican also has a paler body.

Washington and Virginia south to Peru (and probably northern Chile) and the mouth of the Amazon River. Post-breeding, North American birds move northwards in flocks along the coasts, returning south for the winter.

One of the subspecies is limited to Galapagos and has sometimes been called Galapagos Brown Pelican.

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Wonderful in-flight catch with great details,perfect timing and well presented.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-10 5:12]

Beautiful flight image of lovely species..tfs.

照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
在空中高速飛行 也照的這般的清楚 很厲害的技術
光線亮麗 取景的角度真是迷人 翅膀清晰像圓扇展開
很有情調和氛圍 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Ang!
Great action shot with very good sharpness and details. A dark greenish BG is very pleasant to look at and it has highlighted the flying bird pretty nicely.TFS
Best regards

Hi meerkat,
excellet capture, it is unusual posture I think..splendid colour combination in the plain BG.
liked It.


A very nice flight portrait of this nice pelican.
best regards

Hello Ang,
Really fantastic shot.Sharp picture.Well captured against such green BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-12-10 10:30]

Hi Ang
most beautiful picture with great bg

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