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    Brown Pelicans...

    I shot these last Saturday and worked them up over the weekend and today. This bird dives from the air to feed. A sight to behold watching them fold their wings and plummet towards the water. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    Nice colorful Pelicans Joe. I do think the rocks in 1 and the water in to are a little over saturated though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Nice colorful Pelicans Joe. I do think the rocks in 1 and the water in to are a little over saturated though.
    Thanks Paul, I am working with a new display instead of my laptop. I color profiled it but it takes getting used to. Also I find when doing many images in a day it is easy to saturate more and more, kind of like building a tolerance to color... needing more and more. I reworked the images and reposted. Thank for pointing out what you saw.

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    Cool set of shot. Especially like nos. 1 and 4.

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    No worries Joe, it certainly improved them for me.

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    You must live in a fascinating area, you always have great shots of so many different birds than we have in Oregon. I especially like #1 it looks as though they are planning their morning and #4 is a good one also.

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    Great shots. I especially like #4. It reminds me somehow of a WW-II German Stuka dive bomber...

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    3,4and 6 for me. Although I like them all.

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    Good action shots. Nice and sharp. 1/2000 is just about right for the 'dive' by the looks of it.

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    Cool actions shots all 6 of them.

    Happy new year.

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    Joe, nice work as usual. For some reason I really like #3. I think it's because the bird appears to be at a unique moment in flight, and it seems to grab my attention and make me examine it more. Keep 'em coming!

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    Re: Brown Pelicans...

    Quote Originally Posted by CLK View Post
    You must live in a fascinating area, you always have great shots of so many different birds than we have in Oregon. I especially like #1 it looks as though they are planning their morning and #4 is a good one also.
    Hello Connie, Florida is wonderful for bird photography. Winter here is best with the migrating birds adding to the resident population. The marshes at the wildlife reserves along with fishing piers the extend well out into the water provide great oppurtunities. Thank you for viewing and commenting.

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    Re: Brown Pelicans...

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    Great shots. I especially like #4. It reminds me somehow of a WW-II German Stuka dive bomber...
    Thanks Richard, Pelicans are amazing to watch when feeding. They are like, as you say dive bombers crashing into the water from the air. They just kind of fold their wings and dive, only using their wings to control their flight as they dive.

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    Re: Brown Pelicans...

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    3,4and 6 for me. Although I like them all.
    Thanks James, very much appreciated.

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    Re: Brown Pelicans...

    Quote Originally Posted by BCrose View Post
    Good action shots. Nice and sharp. 1/2000 is just about right for the 'dive' by the looks of it.
    Hello Monte, I missed you posting recently. Thank you for viewing and commenting, very much appreciated. At the speed they come crashing down at least 1/2000 or faster.

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    Re: Brown Pelicans...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Cool actions shots all 6 of them.

    Happy new year.
    Thanks Bobo, very much appreciated. Happy New Year.

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    Re: Brown Pelicans...

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingSquirrel View Post
    Joe, nice work as usual. For some reason I really like #3. I think it's because the bird appears to be at a unique moment in flight, and it seems to grab my attention and make me examine it more. Keep 'em coming!
    Hello Matt, thank you for viewing and commenting. I like #3 also, the Pelcian was in full fall. In the next image the wings are extended gaining control before hitting the water.

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