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Copyright: Sam Radjabi (olontur) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 2 N: 15] (91)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D, EF 75-300mm III USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-13 7:09
Viewed: 3823
Points: 6
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Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus
(if I'm not mistaken)

One of two Rose Pelikans(most probably) living in a Tehran Park(Park-e Mellat). Both of them were enthusiastically fishing stuff from the water, obviously not for food but for "fun". They even chased each other.

I cannot find any good info on the web, but as always there's Wikipedia:

The pictures all came out rather well-exposed and surprisingly clear, but I liked this one best, because of the expession of the bird itself. I know the cropped area is bothering...

A long time since my last post, but I was looking for something "quality" to up. I hope you like it!


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It is no doubt unusuall shot because of the cropping, POV and lighting, but I think that makes it very interesting. It has great mood, perfect quality and exposure.
Usually cutting birds beak is a big "sin", but your photo looks really good framed like that.
I like it very much.

Hi Sam

Interesting point of view. The light/shadow effect is excellent. Good crisp details of the water drops. Good work. TFS

Hi Sam,
I think the strong contrasting light works well here. Deep shadow to bright sunlight across this shot. The detail and colors look good. Thetight crop also works well for this shot.

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