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Australian Pelican

Australian Pelican
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3.5-4.5 VR, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-27 1:16
Viewed: 3606
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A frequent sight along the Australian coast is the pelican. The Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) is the typical sea-faring bird as other species around the world. This guy was along a tidal estuary on the Narooma coast. The waters here are some of the clearest I have seen along a continent, largely due to the few rivers that spill into the ocean in the area. As a result of that clear water the bay here is home to oyster farming, and "Narooma Oysters" are some of the most prized in Australia.

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Hello Mike
This is really beautiful. This is a true beauty to me!. Excellent pose with perfect sharpness, beautiful colours and clear details, especially on the plumage. This pose is so elegant, almost shy looking and the darkish background really makes the light plumage stand out well. A high quality and remarkable picture. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

dear mike,
thank you for this excellent shot. very nice and clear details. eventually a bit dark, but good composition!

Hello Mike,
Very nice photo with sharp and details.

Hi Mike,
Excellent picture of Australian Pelican with great pose and composition. Details are sharp, good lighting, and BG nice natural.

  • Great 
  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-11-27 5:50]

Good shot. Contrast shows the feather details very nicely. Gary

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-11-27 10:33]

what a beautiful capture. i like the big DOF . rarely you can see a perspective like this.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-28 10:09]

Hello Mike,
Fantastic sharp-detailed photo in very beautiful contrasting colours. Great pose and composition. Excellent DOF and BG.

Hello Mike,
Clear and Cristal!! the image is sharp,well placed with a matching background and very good DOF.

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