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Dalmatien pélican

Dalmatien pélican
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-29 13:12
Viewed: 5660
Points: 70
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Hi All

in Sainte-croix, there are a lot of small lakes, a great paradise for water birds, there are different species of pélicans, today i show you the dalmatien pelican, the other species, i will show you later

Dalmatian Pelican

The Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is a member of the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe to India and China in swamps and shallow lakes. The nest is a crude heap of vegetation.
This is the largest of the pelicans, averaging 170–190 cm (67-75 inches) in length, 11–15 kg (24-33 lbs) in weight and just over 3 m (10 ft) in wingspan. On average, it is the world's heaviest flying species, although large male bustards and swans can exceed the pelican in maximum weight. It differs from the White Pelican in that it has curly nape feathers, grey legs and greyish-white (rather than pure white) plumage. It has a red lower mandible in the breeding season. Immatures are grey and lack the pink facial patch of immature White Pelicans. The latter also has darker flight feathers.

This pelican migrates short distances. In flight, it is an elegant soaring bird, with the flock moving in synchrony. The neck is then held back like a heron's.

As is well known, pelicans catch fish and small birds in their huge bill pouches.

Like the White Pelican, this species has declined greatly through habitat loss and persecution. As of 1994, there are around 1,000 breeding pairs in Europe, most of them in Ukraine, Russia, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania (Karavasta Lagoon).

The Dalmatian Pelican is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

No subspecies are known to exist over its wide range, but based on size differences, a Pleistocene paleosubspecies Pelecanus crispus palaeocrispus has been described from fossils recovered at Binagady, Azerbaijan.

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Ciao Jacqueline, great capture of lovely pelican, beautoiful natural colors, splendid reflections and wonderful light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Wonderful work Jacqueline! I can see your signature around! Good dynamic shot with lovely clarity/natural colors and dept of field. The Dalmatian Pelican seems quite big bird. Good valuable notes as well! Bravo, very pleasant presentation!
George Veltchev

Hello Jacqueline,
Nice bird and a impressive white balance, weel done!... Also you've managed very weel the light.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-29 13:59]
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Salut Jacqueline,c'est une photo tres belle et une espece un peu rare chez nous le pelican,quel moment et quelle qualite' super,la nettete' et les reflections on fait la difference.Mes compliments et bonne nuit,Luciano

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-29 14:59]

Hello Jacqueline,
A great composition with excellent sharpness,details and nice natural colors.Very good macro from perfect POV.TFS.

Hi MF Jacqueline, awesome post of a pelican while searching fishes with its amazing membranous ladle from nice POV with excellent lighting.
TFS and have a nice night!


We usually see them "flying" or just on the water. This is the first time I see it "skimming" for food.
LOVELY "ACTION" register.
Great focusing job; even the EYE ... can actually note the colours.
Presented with a lot of taste.
Mario... you know what ... it is still VERY COLD here; but I send you WARM greetings and a kiss to your grandson.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-30 0:13]

Hello Jacqueline
Nice capture of this giant bird
Thanks for sharing

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-11-30 0:23]
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Hi Jacqueline,
Very beautiful capture.Details on white plumage,pose of pelican,POV and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-30 1:02]

Hello Jacqueline,
Very nice photo of this pelican in beautiful natural colours. Good sharpness, details, composition and DOF.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-30 1:41]

Hello Jacqueline,
very nicely captured pelican with its mouth wide opened. Very sharp composition of lively feathers and abstract reflection.
Good presentation in lovely view.


hello Jacqueline
super good picture with great details and beautiful colours
nice shot
greeting lou

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet, dans une bonne lumière, par son opposition sur l'environnement ; excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-30 12:36]

Hello Jaqueline.
Wonderful piece of work. Nicely composed, good use of light, lovely depth of colour with clear, sharp detail. Well done. TFS.Best regards Siggi

bonjour Jacqueline

très belle cette photo de pélican
prise par un excellent POV shooté
au bon moment, excellente netteté
et détails du plumage blanc, TFS


Hi Jacqueline,
This is such a good capture of this pelican feeding. You have managed excellent close framing and exposure and details are well defined.
Thanks for sharing this unique bird and kind regards.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-02 18:22]

Hello Jacqueline,
Pelican are such large birds they have always impressed me. You have captured this one superbly , thank you.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-12-03 9:06]

Bonjuor Jacqueline,
An excellent capture of this Dalmatian Pelican..
Beautiful exposure.The color tones and the lighting is perfect to this shot.Reflections, too.
Best wishes,

Hi Jacqueline. Lovely capture of this pelican with nice details, POV and composition.
thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-12-04 5:55]
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Hello Jacqueline
Beutiful shot. Colours, details and composition are wonderful. I like the reflections too.
TFS ang R's,

Hallo Jacqueline
Looking at this pelican and thinking of the coot you shared previously, I envy you for being so closely small lakes where water birds like these gather. I love the sight of its crest and its beautiful eye. It is a most peaceful image, which I enjoyed looking at. Just as I am sure you or anybody else enjoyed while you are at some of these ponds or lakes. It can only be just so relaxing and I am sure there are many photographic opportunities. Thanks for sharing and say hi to Valery. Best regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-04 22:52]

Hello Jacqueline,
I like the low lateral POV here, showing the crest of this Dalmatian Pelican and its other features with nice sharpness and exposure against the dark natural BG.
A fine tranquil, well-composed capture.
Thanks and have a good Sunday,

the moment the scene, wonderful photo, hello Jacqueline!
TFS Nasos

Hola Jacqueline

Una buena imagen a ras de agua, contrastes estupendos. Una dificil imagen con estos blancos y el sol, y has conseguido sacarla muy bien sin estar quemada.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-05 7:43]

Hello Jacqueline,
A beautiful capture of this Pelican 'sailing' along while fishing.
Fine details and I love the light and the reflections in the water.
The dark background sets it off nicely too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Jacqueline,
A very good shot from great POV.The colors and sharpness are perfect.TFS.

Hello Jaqueline,

Nice picture from this Pelican with good low pov and sharpness.
This must be an very beautiful parc.
Fine natural colors.


Hallo Jacqueline,
une très belle photo de Pélican frisé capturé en une très belle et naturelle posture avec son gros bouc, très bon point de vue et parfaite nétteté
Merci et felicitations
Je te souhaite une bonne soirée
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-29 11:04]

Hi Jacqueline.
You have pictured this gracious bird perfectly. Captured moment is very impressive, exposure and reproduction of white feathers are excellent. Dark green vegetation as BG is amazing too. Micro waves on a water surface create pattern which is pleasant for look and supplements main subject perfectly. TFS and kind wishes you and all your family.

Buen encuadre y control de los blancos.
Abrazo y buen fin de año Jacqueline:
Josep Ignasi.

salut Jacqueline
very nice shot pretty Dalmatien pélican swimmingon lake. you nicely captured it with great timing and focus. POV and composition very nice. also good notes.
thanks for sharing.
I wait your new posts too.
iyi akşamlar

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2011-01-13 12:26]

Hi Jacqueline, Good sharp view of this feeding pelican. The eye is key to many good animal images and the eye is very sharp and clear in your photograph. TFS. Murray.

Hellow Jacqueline,
A strong image well timesd with good exposure hence great detail.
PS thanx for the workshop much appreciated ... it looks much better.

Bonjour Jacqueline,

Les reflets sur l'eau du lac sont des atouts à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du pélican dalmatien. L'image est claire et nette. la lumière de l'après-midi met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hello Jacqueline,
Wonderful shot of this bird with superb sharp details, clarity feathers and lovely natural colours, perfect exposure, composition and point of view,
Thanks for sharing, have a nice day,

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