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American White Pelican Landing


Posted by Ron Day on Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:46 pm

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I photographed this pelican from my boat in late evening light. Please click on the image to view it full size. Thank you.

Nikon D500, Nikkor 500mm + 1.4x, f/11 @ 1/2000, ISO 800, boat blind

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by SantaFeJoe on Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:24 pm
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Very nice barefoot water skiing landing! Great light, layered BG and sharpness.

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by Jakejacoby on Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:00 pm
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Beautiful exposure Ron. Placement, habitat and disturbed water combine to make this a really telling photo - well done!
 

by peter makuch on Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:56 am
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a great sweet light and the well exposed whites are great, the final touch is the angle of view, you got this one wright on RON.
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:05 am
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Great action, angle and exposure in gorgeous light, Ron! I always think of these amazing birds as nature's equivalent of flying boats/sea planes.

Beautiful capture.

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by Debapratim Saha on Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:17 am
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Amazing landing action captured in great light,an excellent dynamic shot!
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by david fletcher on Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:33 pm
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Superb shot Ron. The light is sublime too. Can almost feel the entry glide of this majestic bird!
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by ADKShooter on Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:22 pm
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Jakejacoby wrote:
Beautiful exposure Ron.  Placement, habitat and disturbed water combine to make this a really telling photo - well done!



+1.  All the previous quotes sum up what I also think is a wonderful image.  Well done !!
 

by Mary Brun on Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:40 pm
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Really a beautiful shot, a beautiful moment, the light is really fantastic.
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by Karl Egressy on Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:58 pm
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A truly beautiful action shot, Ron.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:27 am
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Love how you caught this at just the right moment with the plowed up water and landing gear up. Gorgeous light! A must click for striking detail. I also like the long horizontal crop that emphasizes the body motion and the pointing left wing . (I hope that makes sense!)
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by David Salem on Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:01 am
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The light angle is linned up perfectly bathing this beautiful Pelican in warm light without any shadows!!
Looks great and well captured Ron.
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