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brown pelican


brown pelican
Photo Information
Copyright: Marek Ostrowski (mzungu) (103)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-03 8:14
Viewed: 2236
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Brown Pelican occurs on both coasts in the Americas. On the Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast they distribute from Nova Scotia to Venezuela, and to the mouth of the Amazon River. On the Pacific Ocean they are found from British Columbia to south central Chile, and including the Galapagos Islands.[2] Some immature birds may stray to inland freshwater lakes. After nesting, North American birds move in flocks further north along the coasts, returning to warmer waters for winter. Their young are hatched in broods of about 3, and eat around 150 lbs. of fish in the 810 month period they are cared for.
This bird is distinguished from the American White Pelican by its brown body and its habit of diving for fish from the air, as opposed to co-operative fishing from the surface. It eats mainly fish and amphibians as well as crustaceans. Groups of Brown Pelicans often travel in single file, flying low over the water's surface. (Wikipedia)

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2011-10-03 8:44]

Mike, well done. I appriciate the difficulty capturing in flights.

TFS
Scott

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-03 19:43]

Hello Marek,
Attractive inflight photo indeed!! Exposure is right on the money and the detail is excellent. Such a pretty bird and captured in a top quality photo with beautiful natural coloration. Very informative notes. Well done!!
Ron

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