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pelican at 12 o'clock (high)

pelican at 12 o'clock (high)
Photo Information
Copyright: michael shalter (retlash) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 1 N: 332] (1730)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-26
Categories: Nature
Camera: Lumix FZ48
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-14 1:08
Viewed: 1093
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On my way across Walvis Bay to Pelican Point (a sand spit that protects the harbour and is home to hundreds of Cape Fur seals, flamingos, and cormorants) this Great White Pelican (one of the largest flying birds, weighing up to 10 kg) hitched a ride on my catamarand. I was sunning myself amidships beneath the wheelhouse when, all of a sudden I heard a loud thump-bump-bump-scratch-screech! I looked up and there he was, staring down at me from the wheelhouse overhead. A few minutes later, the mate came on deck with a bucket of fish. Not only did the bird get a free ride but a full meal to boot!

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Hi Michael,

Interesting POV on this guy. Excellent background and good clairity on the pelican.
Nicely done,

Hi Michael,

I like the POV here, and how the pelican appears to be looking down into the shot. This is emphasised by the square crop. Good focus on the beak and eye. Great minimal colour too with good contrast.


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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2013-03-14 15:32]

Hi Michael,
amazing PoV, very rarely do you see birds like this

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