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ooops a diving pelican

ooops a diving pelican
Photo Information
Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-01 10:06
Viewed: 7051
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In Trinidad and Tobago I spotted many pelicans. Some of them were constantly diving and I can assure you that these birds are excellent fishermen.
When I caught this pelican I wasn't aware of the gull that was nearby. When I cropped the photo I saw the gull for the first time. It seemed to me that the gull was very surprised of this sudden "pelicanattack".

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  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-01 10:56]

Great action shot and interesting to see the pattern of the wings of the pelican from below like this, it's very sharp and beautiful.
TFS, Ulla

Hi Zeno,
Cool action shot. It looks like the pelican is after the gull. You got a lot of detail and cancelled any signs of movement out. It looks good,

Hello Zeno, nice action shot.
Excellent compo and details.


bonjour zeno
tres bonne capture en vol,celle-ci nous met la tÍte a l'envers.tres bien realisť avec une bonne lumiere et nettetť.

  • Great 
  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-10-01 14:01]

Hallo Zeno,
je foto's blinken uit door goeie scherpte. Daarnaast ook fraaie composities. Deze snoekduik mooi vastgelegd.

A wonderful action-shot, Zeno,
I don't have luck with flying birds, I don't know why, but I never find them looking through the 300-lens.
So I enjoy your shots, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Zeno

Awesome in-flight shot. Love the composition. Well done on the timing! :-)

Hi Zeno,
An excellent shot to capture this diving pelican and freeze him in great detail. The gull looks shocked to see this coming so close to him. Colors,detail, and overall exposure look great.

  • Great 
  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-10-03 15:20]

Hello Zeno,

Great action picture!!! I like the details of the pelican's wings and the composition you did! The bird is greatly sharp! You managed greatly the exposition by letting us see all the white tones. Great picture and TFS,


Timely action and well seen. Nice to see this as it probably is not a usual occurance.Thanks

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-15 20:11]

What a nice timing. Very funny and also natural. I loved it. TFS Zeno.

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