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Ready for Take-Off

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 11 March 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Still as a statue only a second before, this pelican decided it was done posing, and began unfolding its wings for take-off.

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 125 15 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Always seem the most unlikely of creatures . . and yet here they are. Probably, they say the same about us !

11 Mar 2011 1:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I guess you interrupted his nap Glenn! Nicely captured! ;-)

11 Mar 2011 1:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


11 Mar 2011 4:34pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Wow...what a wind span!

11 Mar 2011 4:55pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

These birds are amazing - nice shot!

11 Mar 2011 5:18pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice action shot! Julie posted a pelican today too.

11 Mar 2011 6:35pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic bird and a great close up shot! i love the detail in the feathers!

12 Mar 2011 8:49am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love this shot, great composition.

12 Mar 2011 5:55pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I will NOT tease you about your horizon on this one; you were quick to catch him before he lept into the air!

12 Mar 2011 11:50pm

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS
1/250 second
ISO 125
15 mm