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Brown Pelican


Brown Pelican
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-25 18:03
Viewed: 2272
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my vacation in Cuba
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

The Brown Pelican is the smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is 106137 cm (4254 in) in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg (6.1 to 12 lb) and has a wingspan from 1.83 to 2.5 m (6.0 to 8.2 ft).
Through most of its range, the brown pelican is an unmistakable bird. Like all pelicans, this species has a very large bill, 28 to 34.8 cm (11 to 13.7 in) long in this case, with a gular pouch on the bottom for draining water when it scoops out prey.
Unique among the world's seven species of pelicans, the Brown Pelican is found along the ocean shores and not on inland lakes. It is the only dark pelican, and also the only one that plunges from the air into the water to catch its food.

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Hello Mr.Mario,
Nice picture.Like its big spreading wings with good details.Clear picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

Hello Mr.Mario,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色華麗的在空中飛翔 翅膀打開的角度也很大
長度也很長 照的很棒整體都很清楚
光線亮麗 羽毛的細膩很出色
構圖美麗 背景深遂
謝謝分享
STONE

  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-26 10:50]

Hi Mario,
Very nice capture of flying pelican, excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo with amazing colors and good composition.
Regards Jiri.

magestic and beautiful, TFS Ori

Hallo Mario
A great photograph of this Brown Pelican in flight. I am sure images like these aren't easy to capture but you sure make it look effortless. Fantastic sharpness and composition, your point of view is just great, lovely bright colours too. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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