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Pelican Walk


Pelican Walk
Photo Information
Copyright: Richard Cridland (rcrick) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 692 W: 40 N: 5] (68)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Sigma 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Macro, Kingston CF 1GB
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-03 0:53
Viewed: 3491
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My wife and I took a trip up to Bribie Island for a picnic over the weekend, and a couple of these fellows dropped in, and got up close and personal.

There are seven species of pelicans in the world, all of which are similar in shape and, with one exception, are primarily white in colour. Males are larger than females. The most characteristic feature of pelicans is the elongated bill with its massive throat pouch. The bill is 40-50cm long and is larger in males than females.

Pelicans weigh 4.0-6.8kg, are 1.6-1.8m long. Pelicans have large wings and a wingspan of 2.3-2.5 m. They have an extremely light skeleton, weighing less than 10% of their total body weight.

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To rkailas: Pelican Walkrcrick 1 07-03 02:49
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Beautiful photo from this bird..
Also the b/g is see great..spacioly the jumped of water

Hi Rick

Superb content ... I love the background!

TFS
Ravi

Hello Rick,
I don't know why but most birds walking make me smile!
This is a fine fellow with a style of his own, well balanced and with firm strides...
A fine capture, good point of view making the wonderfully coloured sea the background!
A lovely image...
Greetings,
Pablo -

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