I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
There was a small group of white pelicans hanging around in the marsh pond this afternoon doing their usual thing. I stayed to watch them until just prior to sunset, when these three came floating close to me lit by the warm setting sunlight.
Such enjoyable and fun photos….Love your updates on the Marsh.
I greatly appreciate that Charlie, thanks!
I really like the light in these photos, especially the first one. Beautiful! And the birds are pretty nice too.
Thanks much for the kind comments Laurie!
The water looks like satin!
Great description, I like that!
It draped and flowed.
How very nice of them to approach for such great shots.
They were quite accommodating!
No pelican like a friendly one. Great shots.
Oh they are exceptionally friendly. Thanks!
Great Set!! Great Birds!! Thanks, Phil!!!
So glad you folks liked them, thanks!
How I love your sunset pictures, Phil! The light (and the pelicans) – really beautiful!
I’m very happy to hear that Maggie, thanks!
They are funny how they line up in nice formations.
Great photos of these amazing birds, Phil. You’re so fortunate that they chose your marsh for their winter sojourn. 🙂
This is the first year we ever had white pelicans not only show up, but show up in numbers and stay around! Never happened before.
Thanks much Sylvia!
Wonderful captures of those pelicans,Phil!
I really appreciate you looking and your very kind words Laura, thanks!
Splendidi scatti Phil, sono magnifici!!
Grazie mille Pat!
Beautiful, beautiful water and light. I get a kick out of how part of the pelicans’ feet show even when they are tucked up in the water! 🙂
That’s part of what makes them so amusing… those big orange feet! Thanks for checking these out!
Absolutely love the first photo, so quiet. The water looks like liquid metal and though the light is warm, I have a distinct feeling it was rather a cold day
Thanks a million for looking and commenting and I’m happy you enjoyed these photos! Yes indeed it sure was a cold day. 😯
Nice dappling light on the water, Phil. And the whites on the pelicans is perfect.
I appreciate your kind words very much Steve and glad you liked these pelican photos!
Gorgeous sunlight on the water!
It is a nice time of day to be out there, cold, but nice. 🙂
Beautiful light reflecting on the water.
Thanks much Jeff, I’m very happy you enjoyed these pelican shots!
Fantastic pictures, love them all!
Really glad to hear that, thanks so much!