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Pelican portrait

Pelican portrait
Photo Information
Copyright: Sezai Sahmay (Sahmay) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 41] (569)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-10-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-02 13:55
Viewed: 1230
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that makes up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing. They have predominantly pale plumage, the exceptions being the brown and Peruvian pelicans. The bills, pouches and bare facial skin of all species become brightly coloured before the breeding season. The eight living pelican species have a patchy global distribution, ranging latitudinally from the tropics to the temperate zone, though they are absent from interior South America as well as from polar regions and the open ocean.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-02-02 18:35]

Hello Sezai,
What an eye catching image of this rather plump looking pelican. It's ruffled head feathers remind me of someone who went to sleep for the night with wet hair and woke up in the morning with bed head:) Wonderful detail and just the right white balance resulting in true and natural colors. Such a pretty orangish colored bill and excellent eye contact. Including the feet would have been a real bonus, but still a great shot. Well done!!

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-02-02 21:04]

Hello Sahmay,
Excellent picture of this plump looking pelican. Astonishing sharpness and details in the plumage.
Thanks for the share,

Hello Sezai - Excellent detailed picture of this Pelican. Stunning POV with attractive light and sharpness. Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE. Best wishes - Srikumar

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