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Mad Aussie
02-28-2009, 08:06 PM
Thought I might show a few Pelican shots I've gotten over the past couple of years.
Sorry they are different sizes but I found them in different albums

Close up and personal. You can see the veins in the beak.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/3140146469_814b061604.jpg?v=0

Percy takes a chomp at a passing Cormorant
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_FobHF96FdQU/SW-fhfElOFI/AAAAAAAABWY/ZJDP-Z5GSs4/s800/IMG_0056.jpg

I'm on your tail
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_0714.jpg

Keeping my distance
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_0717.jpg

Mad Aussie
02-28-2009, 08:07 PM
It's right here baby
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_0719.jpg

I think I can, I think I can
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_0722.jpg

Fasten seatbelts and prepare for landing folks
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_0725.jpg

Mad Aussie
02-28-2009, 08:07 PM
Hey buddy ... the missus and I are trying to have a moment here
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_0734.jpg

Is that food? Whadda you guys reckon? Can we eat that?
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_0735.jpg

Rapid Pelicans
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_1965.jpg

Take my picture, take my picture
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/IMG_1967.jpg

kiley9806
03-01-2009, 12:56 AM
fabulous shots!
the 'its right here baby' one should have a little trench coat photoshopped in! lol :)
theres so many to pick from, im not sure what my favs are - if i had to narrow it down, id say #1 #3 #4 #5 #8 #9 #10 & #11...

Mad Aussie
03-01-2009, 01:34 AM
:D I like your thinking there Kiley

All those favs huh? Way to commit!! :rolleyes:

JAS_Photo
03-01-2009, 03:28 AM
Great shots! We have a small flock of pelicans that come to Calgary every spring. Usually they head much further north for the summer and go back south in fall but we have this little group of about 25 that stick here. I have never been able to get close enough for a decent photo though.

Mad Aussie
03-01-2009, 04:34 AM
Ours are resident around here I think? I don't think it gets cold enough to scare them off. In my area we get temps of around 30 - 38 c in summer with occassional mid 40's thrown in at times and in winter it gets down to about 0 c max but mostly between about 5 - 10 c overnight low temps and about 20 - 25 c or thereabouts by winters day.

Michaelaw
03-01-2009, 08:28 PM
Those are great shots of Pelicans. I wonder why they go to Calgary and not here? Maybe we could do a trade...I'll send you a crate of great blue Herons and you send me a crate of Pelicans:)

Mad Aussie
03-01-2009, 08:33 PM
Those are great shots of Pelicans. I wonder why they go to Calgary and not here? Maybe we could do a trade...I'll send you a crate of great blue Herons and you send me a crate of Pelicans:)
Thanks Michael

It would be cheaper to get yours from Calgary I think ;)

I found that do have similar Heron's here ... Great Billed Herons that also have the crest and Librace neck wear :D