Big Day Of Fishing
Actually, there was nothing big about it at all. I was watching a pelican getting all pumped up to fish in the salt marsh this afternoon and sure enough, he plunged right in.
I knew he caught something, and when he opened up that big yap I instantly saw what it was.
No, I made that up, I didn’t see anything. It wasn’t until I got home later today and looked at the photos that I saw the pelican had caught the tiniest fish on the face of the earth. He probably really had several, but these were small fish, really small.
I suppose if he catches enough of them, as in huge mouthfuls, it might fill him up. But at this rate he will need to snag a jackpot soon!
I am speechless…. Bravo dear Phil, this is great photographs. Thanks and Love, nia
Oh thank you so much Nia! You made my day! 🙂
Oh what wonderful close-ups! Really like the cropping 🙂
Thanks so much! Glad you liked the big guy!
He’s just fantastic!
It was funny too because normally I will see several out there but today only this one. But he was a nice pelican. 😀
I actually find it easier at times to have just one subject to focus on, otherwise you’re scanning all directions deciding where to train the lens!
Oh that’s 100% the truth! When we get something like a good size group of snowy egrets all fussing and fighting all over the place it’s much more difficult trying to decide who to focus on at any one particular moment.
I always end up screaming at myself for having the lens pointed in the wrong direction 😉
Excellent, as usual!
Thanks a bunch glad you liked seeing the pelican!
These are the best yet!!!! I love them!!!! Such great close-ups of these great great pelicans, I love their furry heads, and I know you will probably think Im nuts, (i am but in a good way) but Ive always wanted to pet their heads…..but knew it was not the thing to do no matter how much I love them…They are so great, I love them the best of all bird friends…..I miss them alot!!!! Living way up in the northeast, there is no way they would be here…also they are very smart birds…lol Thanks again Phil…
At one point this guy was standing out of the water right in front of me and I had thoughts of walking down and giving him a scritch on the top of his head like you would pet a cat. 🐱
The first picture is realy great !! Love it
I’m very happy to hear that thank you!
Thanks for looking and commenting and glad you liked these!
Artist at work here, great shootin Phil!!
I appreciate that Jim, thank you!
Your closeup photo is extrodinary. All are wonderful, but to see the eye like that, wow.
Thanks a million Donna, glad you liked these pelican pics!
So much for the large economy size model. Great shots.
Eating smaller portions is all the rage this year!
Le tue foto mi hanno lasciata senza parole, dire che sono eccezionali è veramente poco!!
Mi rendo conto che molto Pat, grazie! 😀
The first picture is really something – those beautiful eyes! He was obviously having an hors doeuvres before the main meal!
He requested the tiny fish dish as a starter. Excellent choice!
My Goodness! What a series, Phil! The third shot, wow!
Hey thanks Amy! Happy to hear you enjoyed the pelican photos!
Great photos as always. Love the second and third ones a lot.
I appreciate that very much thank you.
Fabulous sequence, Phil! RH
I’m very happy you enjoyed seeing the always fun pelican!
Both hubby and I are absolutely gob-smacked by these photos, Phil. Mr. P certainly won’t get fat on that size fish though. 😀
Well I’m thrilled to hear you both liked the pelican pics Sylvia! Several have found this one relatively small pool of water that gets landlocked at low tide and they seem content to scoop up the tiny fish that can be found there.
Whatever works I suppose. 🙂
How on earth – that close-up in the first shot. It’s stunning! Well, they all are.
Well I appreciate that very much, thank you! 🙂
He’s a cool dude.
That first shot is amazing, Phil!
Thanks very much for looking and commenting!