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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-21 4:14
Viewed: 863
Points: 14
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Sorry about the QUALITY of my photos but ALL PHOTOS shoot in the Danube Delta are made from the MOVING BOAT......It's almost a good luck to make a perfect focus in these conditions.....

The great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) also known as the eastern white pelican, rosy pelican or white pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes.

The great white pelican is a huge bird, with only the Dalmatian pelican averaging larger amongst the pelicans. The wingspan can range from 226 to 360 cm (7.41 to 11.81 ft), with the latter measurement the largest recorded among extant flying animals outside of the great albatrosses.

Great white pelicans are usually birds found in and around shallow, (seasonally or tropical) warm fresh water. Well scattered groups of breeding pelicans occur through Eurasia from the eastern Mediterranean to Vietnam. In Eurasia, fresh or brackish waters may be inhabited and the pelicans may be found in lakes, deltas, lagoons and marshes, usually with dense reed beds nearby for nesting purposes.

The diet of the great white pelican consists mainly of fish. The pelicans leave their roost to feed early in the mornings and may fly over 100 km (62 mi) in search of food, as has been observed in Chad and Mogode, Cameroon.

Pelicans are not restricted to fish, however, and are often opportunistic foragers. In some situations they eat chicks of other birds, such as the well documented case off the southwest coast of South Africa.

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Ciao Marius, great capture of fantastic trio, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-21 13:04]

Hi Marius,fantastic composition,the best exposure to take the best white plumage details,and a very bright yellow of the beaks too,simply perfect!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

great triplet, greetings Ori

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-21 18:24]

Hello Marius,
What a gorgeous trio of White pelicans. Awesome detail and wonderful white balance rendering true and natural colors. I especially like the perfect exposure of their white plumages, not easy to do. Great eye contact.

Quite amusing to see these three birds having a chat! Amazing DOF given the f/5.6 aperture.

A great image from the Danube Delta, Marius.
All the three Pelicans have their heads turned, so we can see all their facial features and the colours on their bills.
The blurred BG makes them stand out sharply.

Hello Marius,
Here you were able to focus n them well :-)
I like it.
Eye catching ODD NUMBER composition with nice exposure on white feathers. Good work.
Thanks for sharing,

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