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Birds of Belize ( 2 )

Birds of Belize (  2 )
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-04
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Sony HX100V
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-18 7:44
Viewed: 3003
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Second photo of a series of birds i took while travelling around Belize , this White American Pelican stood 'precariously' on a wire next to the river in Dangriga in the southern districts of this tiny country . I google-searched for photos of pelicans and none in the hundreds on display there has one such bird balancing on a wire , mine must be of the acrobatic type to just stand there with webbed feet hardly wrapped securely around a wire nor that it be easy on anything round and small for that matter ...
There were a good 50 of them hanging around and overhead by the bank of the river here , some fed by a fisherman across , others with full stomachs sunning up on stilts or drying their wings on a nearby roof , this one was just over me and i felt he would make a good subject for a shoot !

Not much done to this photo except for a slight brightening of the eye with the dodge tool , a slight saturation overall , sharpening and a narrow white frame .
Thank you for looking ,

Fortuna, brech, chrisJ, parasbhalla, suzley, Teresat has marked this note useful
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Boa tarde Carol,

Excellent work with a great POV and focus.
Perfect contrast, light and sharpness.
Well done and nicely framed.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-03-18 9:45]

Hi Carol

There's nothing to fault here. Fantastic sharpness, tight framing yet with sufficient breathing space, diagonals that provide dynamism, good color & saturation & superb graphism. Even a faint glint & reflection in the pelicans eye! Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-03-18 10:21]

I like this pelican-acrobat :)).
Excellent sharpness and light, well presented against the sky

A well taken shot with amazing details, Carol!
Great focus and perfect clarity with amazing contrast against a partially blue sky.
The colors are natural and light is very well managed.
Nice work!

Thanks and regards,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-03-18 12:41]

Hello Carol.

An astonishing image, I assumed the Pelican had just webbed feet but seeing the clear detail of your image, it has talon like claws to grasp the cable. I love the tufty feathers sticking up in the breeze and the yellow tinge around the eye. Truly amazing detail and against the sky, very welldone.

Stv :0))

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-03-18 12:46]


quel captage de cet oiseau sueprbe sur ces fil qui font un beau graphsime quelle beauté, quel position et long bec fantastique compo.

Bravo et amitié


Ciao Carol, great capture of fantastic bird, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-03-18 13:41]

What a sharp capture of this 'bird on a wire', dear Carol.
Perfect lighting and a nice contrast with the sky. Perfect details in the bird's face features and the plumage.
Beautiful diagonal lines enhancing the composition.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Wow! I've never seen a pelican doing a high-wire act before, this is awesome! Sharp details and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

Bom dia Carol

Incredible texture and white and light and ...the details are so visible...perfection... Your serie of Belize is going to be abeautiful class of zoology.
um abraço

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-03-19 21:13]

A very sharp image with great detail and a very good POV. Well placed in the frame and a unique pose of your subject on the angular lines.
Well Done

  • Ejtaan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 898 W: 10 N: 98] (475)
  • [2012-03-27 13:15]

Hello there Carol, long time no see!

Love these enormous birds and I really admire their ability to keep their balance on wires like these you show here...
A lovely shot of of an amazing bird...
Nice lines.

Cheers, Anneke

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