This past weekend I spotted a pair of brown pelicans flying over the marsh. It was not until I looked at the photos later I realized that one of them apparently needed to do it’s um, er, business while in mid-air.
I realize this may have limited appeal, and even then mainly and only to the bird lovers out there, but I thought it was rather humorous!
It’s usually my car underneath when such things occur Phill.. As for my patio windows, I think the birds must go into a dive and then turn sideways, aiming with amazing accuracy given the sizable soffit overhang.. 😉
Business aside, fabulous formation flying beautifully caputured as always Phil. 🙂
Thanks very much Adrian, I’m glad I was not standing under this flying duo!
Wonderful captures Phil.
Thanks Jan, I appreciate it.
Great ‘ action ‘ shots , Phil !
Perect focus ! Nice DOF !
Thanks utham, glad you liked the ‘action’! 🙂
LOL! Great captures, Phil! I’m sure that pelican didn’t care much about privacy 😉
Thank you Gracie! Yes, they are pretty much good to ‘go’ wherever they happen to be. 🙂
Phil, you have so many great photos (like these!) of birds in flight. What camera setting do you use, e.g., what shutter speed do you usually use?
Thanks Sue I’m glad you enjoy the photos!
I try to keep the shutter above 1000 for flights. These were 1250 at f7 and 200 ISO and I pretty much always use manual exposure.
…. “Uh, Houston. We have a problem. Oops – never mind”. As usual, great crapture, Phil!
Hahaha….good one. 🙂
Thanks! They don’t seem to have any problem taking care of business wherever they may be. 🙂
Lovely capture, Phil.
Thank you Mike.
I guess when you gotta go, you gotta go! Beautiful captures.
Exactly! Thanks much Edith!
Doubt I would have noticed had you not mentioned it. Love they way they are both flying so closely together. They look so in tune and aerodynamic. What’s a little business on the side?
Taking care of business is very important. Doesn’t matter where you happen to be or what you happen to be doing. 🙂
Thanks for looking!
yesterday was more important, I took care of some financial business, although I guess all business is relative 😉
I agree with you there. I got an oil change done on my truck already today so I guess that’s something. 🙂
Ha You did it or a garage did it? We did ours a few weeks ago, but needed some new oil seals later. A blog post about the seals (already done the oil change) on different blog though.
I’ve cleaned the flat, that is always a good achievement 😀
Oh I dropped it at the garage. Car repairs and such are like home repairs, I get “the guy” to do those jobs.
I even have a really good computer guy which I’m happy about. 🙂
More action shots! It was nice of the pelican to at least choose the lower part of the formation.
Yes that’s some action alright. 🙂 You are correct, it would have been worse for his friend if the guy in the upper flight pattern felt the same need.
lol……when you gotta go you gotta go 🙂
Exactly! Glad I wasn’t standing right under. 🙂
That’s really a funny post. Great shots. 😀
I’m happy you enjoyed it, thanks!
I wouldn’t imagine it could be construed as a comment to you shooting pics of them?
Now that you mention it this could have been a personal statement. Maybe they are getting sick of seeing me around? 🙂
Glad they don’t have better aim!
Thanks much Lindy I appreciate you looking and commenting!
Wonderful, Phil 🙂
Thanks I’m happy you liked these flight pics!
This one made me smile… you are amazing photographer as always. Thank you dear Phil, love, nia
Thank you so much for your very kind comments Nia! I greatly appreciate it.
I have a sea gull shot where he’s, ahem, going #2 in mid air. My husband and son LOVE that shot and asked me not to delete it. ; )
You know what I love the most about your posts? Not only are the photos outstanding, but you can see the humor in the critters that you capture and that’s really refreshing. Most wildlife photographers are very Serious and Solemn about their work—you are, too, but you are also very tongue in cheek. That’s nice.
Your husband and son must be true bird lovers. 🙂
I greatly appreciate your kind comments about my photos and approach to wildlife photography! Thanks!
LOL,, now how the heck did you catch that!!! Hilarious!
Thanks Sally, glad you like these pics! Sometimes things just work out. 🙂
Always some sort of actions going on here … This time is different. 🙂
Some sort of action is right! Ha ha, thanks Amy! 🙂
This is awesome ! Dropping a wet bomb during the fly-by! LOL !
Thanks much Emily! Glad I was not standing under these bad boys. 🙂
Oh no, did it hit you? 😉
Ha ha, no they missed. I think the aim was off. 🙂
Such bad mannered birds 🙂 Great pics though, Phil 🙂
They really are ill mannered aren’t they?! Glad I was not under them at the time. Thanks! 🙂
I am glad you posted these because this scenario happens on occasion and it is just par for the course in the day of nature photographer. Very funny though.
Thanks I’m glad you enjoyed these and yes indeed this is certainly part of nature. 🙂
This is so funny, Phil. Glad my car wasn’t underneath that avalanche. 😀
Thanks Sylvia I’m glad you got a laugh out of these and I’m also glad I was not in the target area. 😯 🙂
amazing formation flight, great pictures!!!
Wish you a nice time,
Thank you very much moni I’m so glad you liked these photos!
I don’t know why, but these shots remind me of the game Angry Birds.. 😀
I know what you mean. 😀 If I was any good at designing computer games I could probably come up with some good ones based on the wacky stuff I see the animals doing.
Ha! This reminds me of the day that I was videotaping a HUGE hawk…I really wanted to capture him in flight and when he started to move a bit and lift his feathers I thought..”this is it”…and then he did some of his business in a HUGE projectile fashion..
Hope you were not the recipient of the hawk’s ‘gift’! 🙂
Nope! Lucky enough to be quite a distance from it..
Was the weather forecast for sunny with showers that morning Phil… 😉
I’m just glad I did not get showered on! Thanks Lucy!
How funny! Great set of photos!
Thanks Molly! I also have pics from last week of an eagle sitting on a tree branch when it suddenly dropped a frozen rope. 😀