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Mar 19, 2012 16:49 |  #1

My home is in Massachusetts, too cold for pelicans. Last week we took a cruise ship out of Galveston, and from the upper decks I saw this nice brown pelican wheeling about. C&C always welcomed.

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Mar 19, 2012 16:55 |  #2

Excellant shot of the pelican-too bad the BG is so busy.


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Mar 19, 2012 16:58 |  #3

ardeekay wrote in post #14115005 (external link)
Excellant shot of the pelican-too bad the BG is so busy.

In that case, I also got the pelican against a roof. This one may be too un-busy!

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Mar 19, 2012 19:20 |  #4

There you go-should have posted that one to begin with! BG works well w/ the pelican. You got excellant exposure and focus is right on. Well done, Biosci!


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Mar 20, 2012 08:50 as a reply to  @ ardeekay's post |  #5

They are both nicely capture BioSci, but I'd agree w/Rog that the 2nd is a better fit with the background.
If you'd like a challenge, you could blur or average and high-key the background on the 2nd image and it might become even more striking. Just a thought.


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Mar 20, 2012 08:56 |  #6

Very nice shots. As for the coldness factor, we have American White Pelicans in N. MN and they breed a long ways further north in Canada.
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Mar 20, 2012 19:31 |  #7

neat captures




  
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Mar 20, 2012 19:48 |  #8

#2 for me as well--bg for sure, but more favorable angle on the bird as well. Nice going.


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Mar 20, 2012 20:59 |  #9

I like the first one as well, it shows the area he resides in


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Mar 21, 2012 08:19 |  #10

digger58 wrote in post #14122834 (external link)
I like the first one as well, it shows the area he resides in

That was why I like the first one better. The background was an old sailing ship now used as a museum on the wharf. It seemed a better fit for a seagoing bird.


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Mar 21, 2012 08:26 as a reply to  @ BioSci's post |  #11

They are both great but I like the 2nd shot better too.



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Mar 21, 2012 08:27 |  #12

I'm right there with you on the background. Not only does it show the environment, but it adds dimension and vitality. Varying opinions on art is what it is all about. Nice shooting.


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