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Grey Pelicans

Grey Pelicans
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Copyright: Ravi Kailas (rkailas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 2 N: 175] (799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-30 21:50
Viewed: 4337
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spot-billed or grey pelicans (Pelecanus philippensis) at the pulicat bird sanctuary near Chennai. The Pulicat Bird Sanctuary is a large brackish lake on the south-east coast of India. It is an important wintering ground for several species of ducks and waders (inclduing huge flocks of flamigos), albeit in a significantly human dominated area.

For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulicat_Lake

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very good details very nice photo...

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-31 3:01]

Hello Ravi,
beautiful picture with very good POV and composition.Lovely light and nice colours.

Hello Ravi,
Great composition, and beautiful lighting. Great shot. I also like their posttures. Lovely..
TFS friend.

Hello Ravi,
Nice to see your posting once again!
beautifully captured of this two Pelicans in the same pose, very good timeing!
good pov with clarity, vivid colour and details
well done

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-01-31 22:08]

Hi Ravi, these have to be one of the most cumbersome looking birds when you see them on land, and it doesn't matter what type of pelican they are. In the water or air though it's a different matter. You've done well to pick up the two of them on this natural outcrop of land. It's a very good composition with great colour and detail seen throughout.

Thanks, John

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-01 0:24]

Hi Ravi,
Very nice capture of this pair. Color tones, POV, composition and the moment you captured are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Ravi,

This is a well captured image of the pelicans. Well perched showing all the details against the clear sky making the subjects stand out really well. The plumage and the natural environment is very well observed. I like it and very well done.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-02-01 3:50]

Bonjour Ravi,

Félicitations pour cette belle composition. Les couleurs sont bien exposé et la netteté est parfaite.
Merci pour le partage.

Hi Ravi,
Interesting composition, I like both birds with the same pose. Nice detail, color, DOF, and exposure also.
Well done & have a Great Weekend!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-01 6:04]

Hi Ravi,
I will be back in a moment.

Hello Ravi, excellent pov showing the wings and nice pose of the expression of the head from both the birds. Its nice that the heads look synchronized in the pose. Good sharpness and details. tfs Rgds Necip

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-01 13:16]

Hi Ravi,

What a nice synchronism you've captured here with those two grey pelicans. I like the way you've framed your image by giving good space to the birds. Excellenet light giving beautaiaful details in the plumage. Very well done!


hello ravi,
fine capture of the pair of pelican, nice pov, well composed shot, lovely colours, both of them are looking in same direction and are in almost same posture,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-02-01 23:22]

Hello Ravi,

Very good spot metering exposure of this Spot-billed. Really shows the white plumage well.

Fantastic composition, Ravi.
The birds have been captured in a synchronized formation.
Very sharp and crisp image.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-02 11:53]

Hello Ravi,
Stunning image with amazing details and lovely colors in a superb composition. Thank you for sharing this lovely image.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-03 6:38]

Hello Ravi,
Lovely capture of these grey Pelicans looking like twins! I like the way they're posing and they're both nicely in focus. Great sharpness and fine colours too. I like your composition!
Many thanks, ulla

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-03 18:21]

Hello Ravi

A wonderful composition with the similar poses.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
The details are well defined,and the colours are natural and well saturated.
I like the way the water surrounds the area where the pelicans are.


Awesome composition!!

Hi Ravi,

I really like this one. You captured the pelicans at exactly the right moment and also captured some anazing detail. The composition is really great, and gives a different dimension to the image.


Hi Ravi,
Those birds seem to pose for you :) This is an excellent composition and I like those symmetric poses you captured. Colors and exposure are natural with nice details and beautiful blue background. This is very well done! Regards,

Hi Ravi,
A nice capture of this Pelican couple. Lovely composition and good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2008-03-04 21:57]

So funny shot. Perfect.

Hola Ravi, how are you doin? i see you are as lazy as I am ;-) where are your new shots? ;-)

Superb duel composition. TFS

hi ravi!
real nice birds that and you
show them in a very nice way!
good work!

Hello Ravi,
what a wonderful picture of these grey pelicans, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours, i like the very nice composition. A great work.
Best regards

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