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MORNING FLIGHT


MORNING FLIGHT
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-20 4:11
Viewed: 131
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
GREAT WHITE PELICAN - in Danube Delta

The great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) also known as the eastern white pelican, rosy pelican or white pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes.

The great white pelican is a huge bird, with only the Dalmatian pelican averaging larger amongst the pelicans. The wingspan can range from 226 to 360 cm (7.41 to 11.81 ft), with the latter measurement the largest recorded among extant flying animals outside of the great albatrosses.

Great white pelicans are usually birds found in and around shallow, (seasonally or tropical) warm fresh water. Well scattered groups of breeding pelicans occur through Eurasia from the eastern Mediterranean to Vietnam. In Eurasia, fresh or brackish waters may be inhabited and the pelicans may be found in lakes, deltas, lagoons and marshes, usually with dense reed beds nearby for nesting purposes.

The diet of the great white pelican consists mainly of fish. The pelicans leave their roost to feed early in the mornings and may fly over 100 km (62 mi) in search of food, as has been observed in Chad and Mogode, Cameroon.

Pelicans are not restricted to fish, however, and are often opportunistic foragers. In some situations they eat chicks of other birds, such as the well documented case off the southwest coast of South Africa.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 0 N: 434] (8575)
  • [2019-03-20 8:06]

beautiful..

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 12 N: 90] (9660)
  • [2019-03-20 8:17]

The best landing shot, beautiful catch.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10648)
  • [2019-03-20 13:38]

Buna Marius,
Lovely capture of this pelican ..
Very good focus, sharpness, colors, details, POV and composition.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-03-21 2:37]

Hello Marius,
What a splendid light. Great composition in good sharpness. Taken from a nice low POV.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Marius,
Very nice takeoff shot.
Biswarup

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 2 N: 140] (1451)
  • [2019-03-21 14:06]

Hi Marius
A good work indeed, with soft morning light.

Tfs

Hello Marius,
Prime lens does matter! Excellent and quality photograph. Like tonal depth.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 89 N: 15611] (65309)
  • [2019-03-24 3:41]

Hi Marius,fantastic timing and wonderful quality for this pic showing the take off of this beautiful pelican,great colors and sharpness,supershot!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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