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.
This young brown pelican took off from the salt marsh and made a short flight hop to the edge where he briefly stopped and posed for a portrait.
Nice looking youngster with a very impressive nose! Uh, I mean bill! 🙂
Wonderful capture! The perfect moment 🙂
I appreciate the kind words, thanks!
Che cosa devo dirti che non ti ho ancora detto?? Sono talmente belle le tue foto che rischio di diventare ripetitiva, ma sono veramente fantastiche, eccezionali, superbe. Complimenti!!!
Grazie per le tue parole molto gentili Pat!
Thanks very much for looking and commenting and I’m glad you enjoyed these photos!
Belle qualité, et superbe piqué, j’aime 🙂
Fine quality and superb dive, I love 🙂
Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables paroles!
Thanks very much Hans, glad you liked these!
I’m quite impressed you managed to get all of that nose (ummm bill in the last shot!) 🙂
I had to back up to get it all in, since I don’t use a zoom lens. The first couple shots I cut off that bottom portion. 🙂
Love the portrait.
He is such a handsome fellow isn’t he?! 🙂
The pose is magical. Love the way it looks so coy.
That pelican looks like it is up to something or has some thoughts… 🙂
Thanks a million Amy!
Fabulous shots f this cool bird!
I appreciate you looking and commenting, thanks Pat!
All nice shots, but the last up close and personal is brimming with personality, Phil. I want to reach in and give it a nice gentle scratching between the eyes….just like I do for my dog. 🙂
That exactly the same feeling I had and I just might have been able to reach over and give him a little scritch on his head. 🙂 I wanted to try it with an alligator once but thought better of that.
Just call me “Lefty”. 🙂
I suppose I could try smacking the gator’s nose with a rolled up newspaper and say… No! Bad Gator!
That might work. 🙂
Great flight shots of the young one. I love the S of his neck in the portrait.
Hey thanks, I’m glad you liked seeing our young pelican friend!
Excellent series Phil, the first two shots are stunning…so well done.
I appreciate that very much, thanks. 🙂
What a very long bill he has!! Great captures once again, Phil. 🙂
Thanks a million Sylvia, glad you enjoyed seeing wildlife with a big nose that wasn’t… you know who. 🙂
I like the third shot. For such an odd looking bird, almost ungainly, he looks so graceful and elegant with his legs fully stretched in flight. And the last shot is just cute 🙂
We normally see them just out over the ocean often flying in groups. The are quite nice flyers despite their unusual appearance. When fishing however they hit the water head first like someone just tossed it out of a moving vehicle. Not very graceful.
I love them, pelicans are great, never saw a brown one before, great shots.
Pelicans are fun birds to watch. We often see large groups flying just out over the ocean or right above us on the beach.
Thanks much for looking.
I love Pelicans. You’ve done a terrific job on capturing him but the last image is fantastic.
I’m thrilled you enjoyed these Edith and that last shot was fun because he just settled in close with enough time to get a portrait. 🙂
When you’re this good looking, it always pays to pose for a portrait!
From the look on this guy’s face he sure seems to feel he is quite good looking. And who am I to argue?!
That is an impressive nose. I wonder what whoppers he told to make it that long! Great shots.
I get the feeling if we could interpret bird language they are often standing around telling more ridiculous stories (lies) then people tell. “You should have seen the size of the fish I caught this morning!!”
Gorgeous head-shot, Phil!
That pelican is some looker alright! Thanks for checking these out!
Majestic and cute Phil. Superb!
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