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.
Last week this adult brown pelican made a quick departure from the salt marsh after a heavy round of fishing.
This is wildlife photography at its best.
Well thanks much Charlie I appreciate that.
How could anything that size (heavy) make a “quick” departure?? Ha ha! Excellent shot Phil!
That’s so true and half the fun of watching these large birds getting airborne from the water no less. 🙂 it takes an effort for sure but they manage it. 🙂 Thanks for looking!
He hardly looks brown at all in this shot. Does their coloring change as they age, or perhaps because he’s wet?
Yes their coloration does change as they age. This is an adult brown pelican who no longer has much if any brown on him. As juveniles they are mostly all brown, check out this post from Dec. which shows a young brown pelican looking ‘brown’.
Such huge wings! Great shot, Phil. 🙂
I guess he needs those big wings to get going. Thanks Sylvia 🙂
Glad you liked it, thanks.
Super capture. What a goofy looking guy!
They really are big goofy birds. Thanks for checking this out.
Another globemaster takes off!
That’s exactly it!
He’s a goofy looking bird, but your captures make him look beautiful. Love the action here and his wings.
Although fairly common here, I still feel compelled to watch and photograph these big guys.
I love pelicans, they are so great!!!! Beautiful capture!!!
I like them too, fun, goofy, but quite interesting!
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