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Matt K.
08-28-2011, 11:13 PM
What a wonderful bird is the Pelican
His beak can hold more than his belly can
He can stuff in his beak
Enough food for a week
I wonder how the hell he can?

Took those on Buffalo Lake this weekend. One early morning there were about 8 pelicans and 200 cormorants, not counting the sea gulls swimming offshore. Out came the 300mm f4, and I shot a set @ ISO 200, f5.6, and 1/800th shutter speed. Handheld, of course. Wanted to see what this lens could do.

Should I land or take off??

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6190/6090927831_2a1c24a355_b.jpg


Can't decide

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/6091470592_7498bba11f_b.jpg


Outta my way ...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6188/6090927537_684f99bbcb_b.jpg


Guess I'll take off ...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6193/6090928281_d35c4d2fd5_b.jpg

Here I go ...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6086/6091471050_c790a323e5_b.jpg

Made it ...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6191/6090928917_5c00cd0e68_b.jpg


Alright, so I am going for a cruise ...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6064/6090929263_46921568ec_b.jpg


Whoops, looks like Bernie crashed....

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6079/6090929489_39abcd2f4d_b.jpg

Yisehaq
08-29-2011, 03:12 AM
Hey Matt,
I like these very much! I like Pelicans too. Aren't they fun to shoot? Especially at take-offs and landings!!!!
One thing if I can comment would be, it would have been nice if the Pelicans had space to fly into rather than to fly away from. That is to say would have been nice if the Pelicans were to the left of the image. This what I learned on this forum!!
cheers,

JAS_Photo
08-29-2011, 06:43 AM
Looks like fun! Pelicans are such odd looking but cool birds. Ha! Ha! Love that "Outta my way" shot, with the skips of water.

Hillbillygirl
08-29-2011, 07:45 AM
Very cool series Matt. Love how the splashes in the water tell the story of a very labourious takeoff.

Bambi
08-29-2011, 07:55 AM
great series and I love the dialogue

Marko
08-29-2011, 09:59 AM
Lovely series Matt and nicely presented.

aubintbay
08-31-2011, 11:12 AM
Nice set! Love the play by play.:)

Victoire
08-31-2011, 11:16 AM
nice series! love the natural tones