GREAT WHITE PELICAN IN FLIGHT
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|GREAT WHITE PELICAN IN FLIGHT (DANUBE DELTA)|
I FOCUS ON THE JUVENILE WITH DARK/GREY WINGS IN THE MIDDLE......
IN THE WORKSHOP I POST A IMAGE WITH A JUVENILE GREAT WHITE PELICAN DESPITE HIS DARK COLORS.....
The great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) also known as the eastern white pelican, rosy pelican or white pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes.
The great white pelican is a huge bird, with only the Dalmatian pelican averaging larger amongst the pelicans. The wingspan can range from 226 to 360 cm (7.41 to 11.81 ft), with the latter measurement the largest recorded among extant flying animals outside of the great albatrosses.
Great white pelicans are usually birds found in and around shallow, (seasonally or tropical) warm fresh water. Well scattered groups of breeding pelicans occur through Eurasia from the eastern Mediterranean to Vietnam. In Eurasia, fresh or brackish waters may be inhabited and the pelicans may be found in lakes, deltas, lagoons and marshes, usually with dense reed beds nearby for nesting purposes.
The diet of the great white pelican consists mainly of fish. The pelicans leave their roost to feed early in the mornings and may fly over 100 km (62 mi) in search of food, as has been observed in Chad and Mogode, Cameroon.
Pelicans are not restricted to fish, however, and are often opportunistic foragers. In some situations they eat chicks of other birds, such as the well documented case off the southwest coast of South Africa.
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A marvellous close-up capture of these birds taking off, Marius.
The light plays a significant role in your picture.
Thanks and regards.
- [2017-10-27 13:41]
Hi Marius,great opportunity made this big group of pelicans! And great timing too,the details are excellent despite the different levels of perspective. I like a lot the young grey one in the bright WS too. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-10-27 16:47]
Not totally tac sharp throughout the entire frame, but still quite intriguing to look at. I like the eye level POV you managed to obtain showing all those beating wings and colorful plumage. Not a sight you get to the opportunity to witness very often.
"To many ascetics destroy the festivals" ;-)
Although exposure and POV look very good. But those "half" birds doesn't look good, in my view.
But thanks for trying your best and showing us your work,