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mbrager
05-13-2013, 12:24 AM
Far
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/8734304562_4b5fb4ac5c_b.jpg

Near
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/8733195373_05a53de961_b.jpg

Runmonty
05-20-2013, 09:09 AM
Nice set MB. It is amazing that such big birds get airborne. That is quite a wingspan in shot 2

Hillbillygirl
05-29-2013, 07:25 AM
Cool perspective in #1 and some nice detail in #2 MB. Well done.

Marko
05-29-2013, 10:35 AM
very cool set mbrager!!Really love the comp and movement in shot 1

JAS_Photo
05-30-2013, 11:58 AM
Cool captures, Mike! Most Calgarians are amazed to hear that Calgary has a flock that summers here every year. Were these taken near the weir?

Matt K.
05-30-2013, 12:44 PM
Ha! I see you have been to the weir again. Wonderful captures, both of them. Makes it all worthwhile to go for the hour's drive, doesn't it?

mbrager
05-31-2013, 02:23 AM
Thanks for the comments on these. It took me a while to figure out that the lines of the water flow were leading lines for the pelican in shot 1, so I was experimenting with several different crops. These were shot at Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park, southeast of Calgary along the Bow River. There is a weir there that must attract fish, as there was a fairly large flock of pelicans as well as cormorants.
Here's another photo from the same location:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/8749986720_a2d4a889e5_b.jpg

Jason
05-31-2013, 10:06 AM
I love that first shot. Very original composition!

mbrager
06-01-2013, 03:15 AM
Thanks Jason.