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Spot Billed Pelican

Spot Billed Pelican
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-22 8:43
Viewed: 1913
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a picture I shot yesterday when I visited Ranganathittu Bird Santuary near Mysore ( South India ), These Pelican's which are winter visitor's to this sanctuary were busy picking up nest materials for their nests and this gave me some opportunity to get some decent action shots. Hope you ppl will like it.

Again key to this shot was anticipation!

This is a spot billed pelican !

Goutham Ramesh

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-22 8:47]

Hello Goutham,
Superb action shot of this Spot-billed Pelican in fantastic details and splendid light and colours. Perfect timing! Very beautiful contrasting background.

Hello Ghoutham,
Very nice image. Fantastic clarity and outstanding details. What an amazing image and interesting too......The composition, the light and exposure are very good. Amazing specie...
Thanks for sharing!

If the key is anticipation, Goutham, undoubtedly you have the code book ...

Wonderful photograph, it seems that the pelican had been specially lit for this artwork, keeping the entire environment in shades ... Actually, this work has everything, even the natural story of this large bird taking off from the water with a branch to its nest, masterful ...

From Argentina, with admiration
Your partner Hernán Bortondello.

Ciao Goutham, fantastic action shoot, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Goutham.
Very good action shot of this Spot-billed Pelican. Great details and splendid light. Perfect timing!
Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-22 14:14]

Fantastic capture of this pelican in flight,the details are the best despite the fast mouvement,another top class pic in your gallery,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-22 18:26]

Hello Goutham,
What a beautiful looking Pelican you have photographed, definitely a new bird for me. I have never seen one with such unique markings and gorgeous colors. The facial features and color patterns seem so different from other pelicans I have viewed here on TN. Great action shot!!

Hello Goutham,
照的清晰 這種高難度的照鳥 真是非常的專業
也可以知道你的功夫非常的深邃 見不到底
真是美麗極了 還可以照的整體清楚 真是太神氣了
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Well captured sir, nice and fine colours. it is like a painting.
Superb action sequence. GREAT Click. droplets on the air is amazing.

loved it.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-12-22 23:26]

Hi Goutham.
Superb picture of an expressive scene. Wingspread of the bird, exposure and details are ultimate. I like combination of lights and shadows. Result is very impressive. Well done and TFS.

Great action photo Goutham! Perfect timing, excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

Nice shot in action,excellent details and depth.

Hi Goutham, What a perfect shot of the moment of this Pelican with everything in details. The splash of water, the bird itself, the colour tones, the sharpness, and also the POV.....all perfectly recorded. I guess some luck too. Thank for sharing and Merry Christmas

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-23 15:17]

Hola Goutham , que belleza de foto en un momento muy especial, bien congelado el momento, increíble la nitidez, el enfoque, la luz y el hermoso entorno de la toma con una composición de lo mejor...lo felicito...

Superb timing Goutham.
Light, sharpness and colour is superb.
Against light is really awesome here.
Best wishes.

Hi Goutham, Bonjour,
Jolie capture de ce pélican en vol d'action,
nice POV. and sharp presentation,
Very well composed too,
My compliments...Michel

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