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    A few Pelicans from my vacation

    I took these the first morning as I arrived in Longbeach. I drove into town and straight out onto the beach. It was about 10:30 am and the mist was quite heavy in spots so it was a wait and pick your moment type thing. Meanwhile I was driving up and down the beach and found a dead seal and baby whale....well I think it is a whale. While I spoke to someone on the phone while reporting it, the man thought porpuse. I don't think so due to the shape and color but what do I know. lol

    Here the Pelicans....C&C always welcome

    A few Pelicans from my vacation

    A few Pelicans from my vacation

    A few Pelicans from my vacation

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    Simply beautiful images.

    Anyone viewing these please look at the larger size for best effect.

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    Paul,
    what a fantastic set of shots.
    I don't know why I want to pick a favorite but I do; top prize goes too #3.

    These pictures are all very good and feel I shoud say more, but am in awe and don't know how to put into word what I think.

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    Paul - these shots are beautiful. I like all of them, but #3 is my favorite.

    Could you post some details?

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    I agree with what the other guys have said.

    A good lesson in getting the basics correct - Get to know how to use your equipment well, get it in focus and get the exposure right. You are then more than halfway towards high quality images like this.

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    Thank you Bobo, and you are right about viewing them larger....it does help.

    Thank you John, #3 is my favorite as well.

    Cliff. thank you, these were shot at Iso 400 F8-F9 @ 1/1250-1/1600sec between 370mm-400mm

    Thank you Donald, the mist was really driving me nuts...I was happy to get these few breaks of clean light. Most times it was fairly foggy. So I guess a little patience is something I would add to your list.

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    Simply stunning Paul. Beautiful work.

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    Quite some shots Paul! I like #2. It shows well the difference between the adults and the immatures. Any more?

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    All of them are great shots. I really appreciate #2 because so often group shots of birds don't work. This one, though, really does. It's like they formed a little semi-circle for you. The two on the ends resting, the next two in grooming and the one up front posing. The sandpiper is an added bonus.

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    Thank you Sharon, Louise and Terri.

    Louise, I may have a couple more but they'll have to wait til I get back to the house.

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    Nice set Paul. The only thing I would change if mine would be to clone out the seagull in the second image. The third is my favorite.

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    Here you go Louise, the last few I had deemed not quite as good as the previous....but since you requested more....

    A few Pelicans from my vacation

    A few Pelicans from my vacation

    A few Pelicans from my vacation

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    Thank you Joe.

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    Re: A few Pelicans from my vacation

    What an interesting bunch Paul. The seagull in #1 has such details you can see the water dripping off her feet. #2 looks like he spotted you! #3 shows well the flying technique, the wing span (quite impressive)and the position of the feet. So I would suggest a little work on #2 for exposure and shapening and you only have to give it a title like: Humm, aren't I pretty!
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