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The Pelican Briefing

The Pelican Briefing
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Copyright: Julie Thornton (Juliet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-14
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-20 10:48
Viewed: 2191
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Playa Municipal (local beach)in Zihuatanejo has hundreds of pelicans. It was a bait fisherman who caught these birds attention as they waited patiently to get some of the fisherman's leftovers.

Zihuat(as it is referred to by locals) is an old-world Mexican fishing village nestled around a small bay dotted with beautiful protected beaches and no high rises. Zihuatanejo has the old-fashioned charm of traditional Mexican culture. It is a town that sprang up from a handful of families who were mostly fishermen. Fishing continues to be a way of life for a large number of families. The approximate population of Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa is 85,000 inhabitants and was featured in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" as the place that Morgan Freeman excaped to.

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Great shot Julie. I like the composition of Pelican crowd :-) and warm low sunlight.TFS.

Now that's a lot of pelicans. Very cool capture Julie. Never seen that many pelicans together at 1 time before.


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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2007-01-20 11:47]
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Hi Julie,
Great light on these birds. I love the one in the background that goes on the opposite way ! Well see. TFS.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-01-20 13:07]
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The title of this is absolutely priceless! and the capture is brilliant in itsefl too. Great colours and details, wonderful POV (and fine notes too).
(and thanks for visiting my Yellow Floss)

Well better these than seagulls :-)
Very sharp and clear photo. Good POV. That one on top must have a lulu of a headache though :-). I think it would have been better to clone him out (IMHO)..
Oh, I got the "Marley and me" book and I read it when I wait for Diane at the train station. They just got the dog name decided.
But what I read while browsing look hilarious. Thank you.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-01-20 14:29]

Hi Julie,
what a great warm shot..they sure look to be very patient waiting for food...
Great title and notes :)

Keep warm...

Hello Julie!
Fantastic perspective! Good colours and sharpness! Lovely scene!
Well done!

Hi Julie,
A title with a eye wink ;) excellent it imidiatly draw my atention. This is a great Pelican briefing all together guy; "OK what are the agenda bullits? Come on, come on finish your boring talk..." it's alwways the same these tedious meetings. Great fun this image dear Julie. TFS!

:) Later...

Hello Julie!

It looks like this bunch of pelicans are looking at you in a funny way (^_^) . Perhaps you had a good reward for them yourself, after the photo session. Or you looked ''appetizing'' to them. (*_^).
Well seen and captured. A funny moment indeed.

Well seen and captured! Very lovely composition , making a simple bird subjects very interestring and creative.^_^

WOW! A meeting! Nice shot Julie! They look hungry! HAHA!

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2007-01-21 16:23]

Hello Julie,
Good shot,
Nice 'n sharp and good composition.
Thanks for a good note.
I'm really seeing the world through your
eyes and learn alot too.
Well done,

Good shot of Pelicans Julie. Liked the composition. :) Vandana

Hello Julie,
Oh my dear..!
Awesome repetition effect...
I really hope the fishermen had a lot of leftovers, as this bunch can probably eat a lot...
I like the way they are hit by the morning sun, giving this nice warmth to the scenery!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

hi julie!
lovely shot of this pelicans, excellent light.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-01-22 10:10]
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Hello Julie,
what a bunhc, what was the briefing about?
Very well captured. Love the POV and the repetive compostion. Lovely light and the colors are great.

Hi Julie

Escenario unico que hermosura de imagen.


Hello Julie!
This is unbelievable..great moment you have managed to catch them all.Well composed with good eye contact.
Thanks for posting.
Regards ,Marina.

Lol Julie,
I think I have never seen so many pelicans at the same time at the same place :) This is a very nice picture with good lightning and exposure. Details are good on all the birds, something that is not easy to do. Well done! Thanks,

lol great title and it goes with a great image. This reminds me of rush hour on the trains with everyone packed in but waiting patiently. Lovely light, sharp details and a lovely subject



Hi Julie,
Wonderful shot of a really interesting moment. It seems that this is a daily routine. Perfectly captured with a very approriate titlte.

U r really lucky to get a shot like this.How can u cme too close to them like this.?Nice work overall

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-02-06 14:50]
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Hi Julie.
Very interesting capture. Looks great.
Fantastic idea and composition.

Best Regards
will be back with ;)

"Right then, you distract him, you grab the fish and you lot look good for the camera"

Great group shot of the birds with sharp details - great stuff!
Thanks for sharing

Great capture Julie, it must be feeding time!!

Regards Mark

Hello Juliet,

Magnifique image de ces pélicans interprétant un "Concerto de la Mer". Sublime luminosité.
Les couleurs sont agréables.
Fantastique composition. Mes compliments pour cet instantané insolite.
Belle journée.

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