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°Pelecanus occidentalis°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR ZOOM-NIKKOR 70-300f/4.5-5.6 G
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-18 3:58
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Pelecanus occidentalis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Brown Pelican

Big bird that can measure 100-150 cm and a wingspan of 200-230 cm.
Very common along the coast of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands where it is estimated that more than a thousand pairs live.
Good swimmer, dives into the sea to catch fish they eat.
The main feature is to have a long beak (up to 40 cm) and a large expandable bag under the jaw. This bag has the function of a net for catching fish and not as a food reserve. It 'also useful for regulating body temperature.
The Pelicans have short legs webbed which contribute to give them a staggering gait, but they are good swimmers. Formations usually fly in groups with "V" or files.
They nest in colonies not far from the water and the nests are made ​​of woven twigs on the branches of trees or on the ground. Male and female alternately brooding the eggs and provide food to the "small" for 3-4 months before they are able to fish for themselves.

my mood today for Lizz Wright "Lead the Way"

Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 8/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
Focal Length: 300/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-08-27 23:22
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 213 kb

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Bonjour Sergio,
Posture pour le moins originale mais bonne valorisation du sujet par l'appréciation de la délicatesse des couleurs et de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

super photo Sergio!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-18 10:36]

Ciao Sergio,
splendida immagine con soggetto, ripreso in modo perfetto, che si inchina e ringrazia per l'attenzione rivoltagli.
Molto bella

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-18 10:39]

Ciao Sergione,nel vedere le foto di Curacao sembra che siamo stati in posti completamente opposti,non c'e' un soggetto uguale tra i tuoi animali ed i miei,motivo di rimpianto e anche di sorpresa,come questo stupendo pellicano in posa igienica per te...buona serata con una grande Juve in fuga! Luciano

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2011-09-20 13:15]

I was a bit confused when i saw the picture was from the netherlands, but now i see that it's taken on curacao. Well done on this one. Beautifull bird.


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