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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-06 10:37
Viewed: 3995
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Brown Pelican from the coast of Florida - this
time seen from on the Naples´ Pier.


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The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is the
smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it
is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is
106-137 cm in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg and
has a wingspan from 1.83 to 2.5 m.

It lives strictly on coasts from Washington and
Virginia south to northern Chile and the mouth of the
Amazon River, as well as the island of Saut d'Eau in
Trinidad and Tobago. 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 8-10 month period they are cared for.

There are four subspecies:
* P. o. californicus (California Brown Pelican)
* P. o. carolinensis (Eastern Brown Pelican)
* P. o. occidentalis (Caribbean Brown Pelican)
* P. o. urinator (Galápagos Brown Pelican)


[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Pelican]

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Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.1
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 21.04.2009 16:02:17
Aufnahmemodus Blendenautomatik
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/1600
Av (Blendenzahl) 6.3
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Belichtungskorrektur 0
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 250
Objektiv EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Brennweite 250.0 mm
Bildgröße 3888x2592
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Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart AI Servo AF
Bildstil Landschaft
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Farbsättigung 0
Farbton 0
Farbraum sRGB
Rauschreduzierung bei Langzeitbelichtung 2:Ein
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Dateigröße 2640 KB
Staublöschungsdaten Nein
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit hoher Geschwindigkeit

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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-06 10:44]

Hello Thorsten,
Excellent detailed photo in very beautiful colours. Great composition, blue sky and POV.
Regards,
Peter

Perfect. It's like wants to talk with you. Fantastic.
A very good light and sharp.

Congratulations

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 281 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-06-06 13:57]

Tac sharp detail Thorsten!!
Love the in-flight capture and gorgeous colors displayed. Great DOF and good choice of shutter speed. TFS.
Ron

hello Thorsten

excellent in-flight phot of the Brown Pelican, with fine POV and framing,
beautiful luminosity, superb focus with great sharpness and details
and a wonderful eye-contact of the bird, TFS

Asbed

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-06 21:13]

Hello Thorsten
Nice capture with excellent details, beautiful composition and perfect focus.
Regards
Razvan

Hi Thorsten,
Excellent capture! Magnificent flight pose.
Very good details. Though, colors looks too saturated.

Regards,
Shahar.

Hallo Thorsten
Great stuff! The eye contact with the camera, even at the distance it is taken is remarkable. This is a great image with lots of clarity and detail, especially the edge of the long beak, the curve in the neck, the white head and of course the impressive wingspan with its beautiful feathers displayed so well. The lovely clear blue sky adds to bring out the detail of the bird to its best. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2009-06-07 2:03]

Hi Thorsten,

You caught this one very sharp and it looks like the bird is showing off. I think he wants to communicate and wants to talk in a way like 'look at me, don't you think I'm beautiful'. Well, I think this bird is wonderful. And for the rest: all the credits go to the photographer. My compliments!!

regards,
Zeno.

  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-06-07 14:19]

Thor, this is a stunning in-flight!
The details are simply impeccable and the exposure...that is actually what i love the most. You managed to get some great details from the highlights and the shadows, too, which is remarkable and to have such a wonderful blue sky as a BG is a huge bonus.
Very well timed, as well, all concluding in this superb shot! My compliments!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

Hello Thorsten,

Excellent capture, nice timing. Superb composition of the Pelican saying chease for the photo while flying!

TFS,
Kedar

wow...no comment excellent...

  • Great 
  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2009-06-15 11:59]

Wonderful capture!
Great sharpness and detail, the bird is frozen in the air

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