..far better shot than what i had before..
The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is the smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is 106â€“137 cm (42â€“54 in) in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg (6-12 lb) and has a wingspan from 1.83 to 2.5 m (6 to 8.2 ft). (wiki)
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A great way to fly.. – Lovely feathered-friend series!
Awesome ! You got him perfectly !
A very nice framing and sharpen. This shot is great
wow this captured is perfect, great timing and just wonderful contast
You’ve captured this great looking bird with a fine angle. It nice to see the top side of a bird and shown with a fine amount of detail. Excellent shot.
Very nice and crisp and the angle of the bird is perfect! When I was in the Coast Guard in Florida we had a pelican (I don’t know the species but it was big) that lived in pilings just off the island. He (she?) was pretty tolerant of humans coming near. The darned things looked prehistoric, like a pterodactyl or something.
What a fantastic capture Rian. I like that you have stopped the motion and the detail of the bird is there to see.
how wonderful, so much detail, i feel like i’m in the sky with him!!!
Love watching pelicans. Nice shot.
oh that’s a great shot.
one time my sister and i were at the beach and we saw one of these. i blurted out the first thing in my head- look, it’s a penguin! i realized as soon as it left my mouth that it was wrong, i mean penguin, pelican, they are so alike sounding. but she won’t let me forget it. she still teases me about that.
You just had to outdo my damned seagull with a flying pelican, right? I refuse to comment further! hmpf!
SUPER timing . Love this bird with wide open wings :)) Super .. super :))
Pelican’s are so cool, I love how the fish offshore, diving ffrom the sky for the fish. Again, these bird shots of your’s are so great, this one is very crisp as well. Great photo.
You captured it at a wonderful slant in it’s flight.
Great shot .. i saw many of them at the Gulf from Mexico .. elegant flyers
the motion in this is really elegant. i like the other one too though because of the direct and intense feeling with it.