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Old Mar 6, 2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Pelican skimming the waves

I just love watching the pelicans and am still waiting for a perfect reflection shot of a pelican skimming over still water, but for now this will have to do. How can they be so graceful in one moment and then look ridiculously silly in the next. Kr with DAL 33-300

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Old Mar 7, 2013, 8:40 AM   #2
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I have tried shooting these guys and it is harder than it looks. Even on maximum fps, it took me a lot of shots to get good one. Your's are excellent.
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Old Mar 7, 2013, 9:24 PM   #3
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I remember trying to shoot Pelicans when we would go down to Florida. It's not an easy thing to do. I agree, they can look graceful as can be one second and a fumbling fool the next. You did a nice job here.

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I never had the opportunity to photograph a pelican. Your shots are great and make me want to go back to Florida and try to get some shots next year.

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Old Mar 8, 2013, 6:47 PM   #5
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The only good pelican photos I've taken were birds hanging out on a pier, those aren't difficult (and the birds can be big pests). Yours are much harder, these are lovely.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 6:09 PM   #6
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Great action and detail in each of these. Especially nice capture of the wingtip in water on #1
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