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11-20-2013, 02:44 PM
Every year, a flock of about 400 white pelican invade LSU Lakes for about a week

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/10965729044_199044eae5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10965729044/)
cocktail party3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10965729044/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7312/10965642766_76935cae0d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10965642766/)
cocktail party2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10965642766/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7328/10965736814_9621f4dbbc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10965736814/)
cocktail party1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10965736814/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/10965631895_08f04d28ee_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10965631895/)
cocktail party4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10965631895/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3719/10968981213_b8a9aa15bd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10968981213/)
cocktail party5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/10968981213/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

11-20-2013, 03:34 PM
Something about the first one makes it very cool and it is well shot.

11-20-2013, 09:39 PM
great shots! I like the first and last.

11-21-2013, 12:49 AM
I like the 3rd best. They're all great.

Mike Bons
11-21-2013, 11:34 AM
An interesting set. I like number 4 best as the bird(s) in the upper right really give the image a great sense of depth.

Jim Scrimger
11-21-2013, 04:30 PM
What a superb bit of shooting.

11-21-2013, 06:51 PM
That is a cool set. I really like the first and fourth one.

11-21-2013, 11:14 PM
Very cool! I love these birds. They are look like flying dinosaurs in flight. 400 individuals is a decent sized flock. How far south do they go from there? Calgary has a small rogue flock of perhaps 25- 40 that over summers here rather than going all the way up north. I personally have not seen the flock in a couple of years, most likely because of the construction on the weir on the downtown Bow River.

11-21-2013, 11:38 PM
How far south do they go from there?

I am not sure, or even where they come from. We have pelicans here, but mostly brown pelicans (our state bird). I did just Google it, they are mostly a northern bird that migrates down here for winter. According to Google, they migrate as far south as Panama.

11-22-2013, 05:23 AM
Nice set and I like the title. I really like the composition of the first shot but I think I prefer the exposure of # 3.

Must have been quite a sight.

11-22-2013, 11:35 AM
Nice set AT! Shot 4 for me please.

12-14-2013, 06:53 AM
Awesome shots, and love #3, and #4.