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Dalmatian Pelican

Dalmatian Pelican
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Copyright: Kazim Capaci (capaci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 55 N: 150] (1300)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L 4.5-5.6L 77
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-25 7:49
Viewed: 3833
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dalmatian pelican - Pelecanus crispus - Tepeli pelikan

South Gediz Delta is an important feeding area for this species. The Dalmation Pelican is a globally threatended species . Their presence is one of the main reasons for Gediz Delta being declared as an IBA where currently there are 35 breeding pairs. Their feather colour is dirty white. During the breeding season feathers become crowned and curled. Their eye color is bright yellow and the skin around the eyes is purple. Thier bladder colour is orange and their legs are grey. They have throaty call. They nest in colonies in areas along fresh and saline lakes, bogs, and shallow sea shores. Its height is 160-180 cm, wing span 284-292 cm.
my web page : http://med.ege.edu.tr/~capaci/birds01.htm

Text from Izmir Bird Paradise web page

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great capture, fantastic sharpness in flight, TFS Ori

Nice action shot, Kazim.

  • Great 
  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-11-25 10:30]

Hello Kazim,
It is a nice action shot. The sharpness is very good.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-25 10:42]

Hello Kazim,
This is a fine in-flight capture of the Dalmatian Pelican, well-composed and with good lighting.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hi Kazim

Nice in-flight shot. Good underside view. Clarity and sharpness are spot on and the exposure has been well handled. TFS.

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