White Pelican Preening

Posted by E.J. Peiker on Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:34 pm

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White Pelican - Gilbert, Arizona
D500, 500mm + 1.4x, ISO 400, f/11, 1/1000s

In 18 years of conducting the DuckShop photo workshops in Arizona's Valley of the Sun, we have only had White Pelicans in a photographable position one other time.  This year a good size flock posed and preened for us :)

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by Ron Day on Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:25 pm
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EJ, a great preening pose and a wonderful reflection. The lighting and calm water are ideal for this shot. Excellent.

by Carol Clarke on Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:39 pm
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What a fantastic pose and unique perspective! I really like this one, E.J. and the image as a whole is beautiful.

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by Nate Chappell on Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:55 pm
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Very cool preening pose here EJ!
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:50 am
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Took me a while to see which way was up. :). Amazing how birds can do bird yoga to get at those preening places. Very cool photo.
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by himadri roy on Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:50 am
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Magnificent action pose with great detail . Unique representation sir.

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