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Jan 07, 2012 20:32 |  #1

A couple close encounters of the Pelican kind. Taken earlier this evening along the banks of the New River just outside the back gate of Camp Lejeune North Carolina.

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Jan 08, 2012 02:23 |  #2

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Jan 08, 2012 02:49 |  #3

nicely captured Tim




  
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Jan 08, 2012 05:34 |  #4

Those are real nice, great detail, Well done Tim!


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Jan 08, 2012 06:09 |  #5

A couple of real nice in flight shots, Tim. Well done.


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Jan 08, 2012 09:40 |  #6

Thanks for the comments, everyone.


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Jan 08, 2012 10:48 |  #7

pelicans are not all that easy to get into a photo...first you want it fairly close up but the wing span of these birds is so large that it is hard to get close, and still capture the entire bird...well done, jim


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Jan 08, 2012 15:41 |  #8

lmans wrote in post #13667675 (external link)
pelicans are not all that easy to get into a photo...first you want it fairly close up but the wing span of these birds is so large that it is hard to get close, and still capture the entire bird...well done, jim

I don't get them all in frame so good. I probably miss more than I care to admit which just end up in the trash-can/recycle bin because I would get it to close to one edge or cut off the head or wing tips.. These shot however had plenty of room and have been cropped down a little, otherwise there was too much empty blue sky.
They were either flying right over me only a matter of feet, or just in front of me along the water by the dozens all afternoon. I just focus on one and stay with it. If I wanted more in the frame I would back off the zoom to a shorter focal length.
While I was out there yesterday afternoon I also got a beautiful shot of a large flock flying in front of the setting sun.
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Jan 08, 2012 15:43 |  #9

They are just beautiful Tim. The detail is outstanding.


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Jan 08, 2012 15:54 |  #10

Nice shots. Pelican sightings have few and far between for me this year.


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Jan 08, 2012 18:26 |  #11

Nice pics... We visit that area yearly and I am yet to get what I would call good shots of them. Thanks for sharing.


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