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Diving pelican


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: 2006-08-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-23 3:31
Viewed: 5466
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've seen many pelicans in Tobago. During my stay at turtle beach I saw them often fishing. The sight of diving pelican is very spectaculair. For a photographer its a challenge to capture these birds while they are diving. As you can see, this bird is going straight down to the water. Pelicans are very succesful "fishermen". Almost every dive is succesfull!

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-08-23 3:43]

Hi Zeno,

imagine this 'fisherman' would land on your head.
Makes you wonder what he diving at....great picture

Jacob

Great shot, Zeno!!
Nice moment captured with a great timing.
Excellent.

Andrea

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-08-23 4:09]

Great action!

/Dan

  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-23 4:36]

Hi Zeno

Great moment here! Very well captured. You really managed to give the speed impression very well.
Lovely colors, very good sharpness and great POV, all make this shot a very cool one!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

Hi Zeno,
You have him with wings folded in a full power dive. Well frozen with very nice detail. exposure looks great. Nice action shot.
Scott

Hi Zeno,
Interesting shot and you have stopped the dive bombing action well at 1/2500th :)
Good exposure, color, & details.
Well done & TFS!

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-23 10:20]

Hi Zeno.
Excellent action shot with great details, colours and POV. (How you've done this I don't understand.) My compliments and best regards.
Alexei.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-23 15:21]

Great capture, wonderful colours and great BG

Hi Zeno

You have managed to time this perfectly. Love the composition. Great work! :-)

Fantastic picture. Is there any tip to catch birds flying? I 've tried but it is very hard...congratulations. Beautiful moment. With zoom it is even more difficult to keep the animal in your target. How do you do it? Very well done.

Very impressive shot

  • Great 
  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-16 23:52]

I'd like to see this moment. Looks very interesting and beatiful. There must be a big splash :)

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