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Old Jul 11, 2009, 9:57 PM   #1
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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I must say I've been drawn in by that almost prophetic sky...quite dimensional woven with layers of various clouds and embroided by the V shaped Pelican flight.
The exif showings it's a little underexposed (which is actually fine for me) made me tweak the Levels a tad and and then a bit of vibrance expecting to stimulate the dimensionality. Hope you don't mind.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 1:15 PM   #3
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I have to admit, I like your version better. It was quite early, and that's lighter than I remember it, but the lighter version is definitely better. Thank you very much, my friend.
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 7:16 PM   #4
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I like picks that tell or suggest stories like this one. Ominous, almost painted sky; birdís silhouettes flying away. A good tale.
That may be the reason I like the original creation more than the brighter one.
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Haven't commented on this one but I do like your photo and I like to see pelicans fly in general. I usually one to three on the way to work but they are usually in different sectors of the sky. I hadn't realized that when a small flock forms up that they fly in a V formation like geese.

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There's a good reason for that. The V produces a draft that makes it easier for all of them to fly.

Flying is very demanding of energy, and as a bird gets bigger, its strength increases by the square of its length, but its mass increases as the cube of its length.

So bigger birds need all the help they can get.
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I knew the principle, just didn't know that pelican employed the technique. Worth noting that even though they have long span wings they soar very little compared to eagles which in turn are pikers compared to turkey buzzards. Think the long neck/beak of pelican produces a "bow wake" leaving undisturbed air for the wings to work in as it seems to for geese. The short necked eagles and buzzards must make up for the efficiency loss by working the updrafts.

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