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Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 9 July 2007 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Pelicans are amazing birds. I can never see too many pelicans. I can never photograph them enough. This one bird is quite focused on its task of catching fish as it floats atop the water.

NIKON D50 1/500 second F/6.0 300 mm

Myst from Bologna, Italy

Wow! Superb capture! Great colors too!

9 Jul 2007 6:35am

ColNed Pictures from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Very nice colors, nice composition

9 Jul 2007 7:56am

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Lovely textures & colours on the water and the pelican!

9 Jul 2007 10:07am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Thanks, all. This was one photogenic pelican, and I was there at just the right moment.

9 Jul 2007 11:28am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I love pelicans. They are awesome birds. I love when they glider in a group just about skimming the water.

9 Jul 2007 12:05pm

@Laurie: It's like they are flying in formation -- so graceful in the air.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Great shot...I tried to get some shots at the beach of them, but they never stayed still long enough or even close enough!

9 Jul 2007 7:20pm

{H} creatives from Santa Clara, United States

That is just magnificent! Great capture of this amazing creature. Cheers!

9 Jul 2007 7:49pm

Walt from Scarborough, Canada

Very nice animal shot - I know how tough they are to get, unless you go to the zoo. :)

9 Jul 2007 8:18pm

Cathie et Michel from Paris, France

nice bird, beautiful shot

9 Jul 2007 9:21pm

HorseRotorVator from Newton, United States

Super cool! They have some beaks on them! :)

9 Jul 2007 11:45pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Much appreciation again, to all who stopped by and commented. Blessings to all. V

10 Jul 2007 3:02am

Rahul from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Beautiful, and nicely processed. :) Very well done.

10 Jul 2007 3:59am

@Rahul: Appreciate your observations.

Celialee from Kyoto, Japan

Awesome bird portrait! I love that the background is blue because of the water - made the pelican stood out more.

10 Jul 2007 8:02pm

@Celialee: Thank you for this compliment; your recent bird/shore images are wonderful.

1/500 second
300 mm