GREAT WHITE PELICAN
|Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan)
|Date Taken: 2018-08-07|
|Camera: NIKON D810|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/6400 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2018-09-20 11:58|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|GREAT WHITE PELICAN (DANUBE DELTA)|
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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Welcome back to TN, that's the most important thing. :-) Fantastic crop/composition, and with the extremely fast shutter speed you completely froze the pelican's motion. Should be a monster lens for sure. Even the water drops at the big bird's legs are clear. Excellent, excellent!
Kind regards from Ireland, László
- [2018-09-21 1:50]
Hi Marius,so you been in the Danube delta during this summer too,i'm happy to see you again with this fantastic in flight capture,this is a masterwork,the details are the best and the exposure of white is very professional too! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
- [2018-09-22 0:59]
This is a great picture! Flying almost touching the water!
Thank you for sharing it!
Nice to see your beautiful bird picture, again 🙂. Very well captured, everything look perfect here. I like POV 👌...
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,