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Moonrise of 6th August, 2009 – 5:45pm. Sunshine Beach, Noosa Headlands rocks. Unfortunately this evening there was some cloud on the horizon, so the moon was late getting up. I have everything set up to get this pelican as a silhouette over the rising moon too.. Bugger! As it turns out, the clouds actually gave this shoot a dramatic dynamic anyhow, and the well behaved pelican stood nice and still for the shooting, dispite the wave spray.. I think he was captivated with this beautiful moon!

I just couldn’t get the camera low enough to use the 800mm with this and get land in the shot, as for the cloud..

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  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much Tazz!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Tanya  Snowden
    Tanya Snowdenover 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much Tanya!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • ritaagostinelli
    ritaagostinelliover 5 years ago

    It must be ESP….because everytime I log on you have and AWESOME image uploaded staring back at me!! This was is beautiful….not sure what didn’t work out for you but this is working for meeeee! Excellent! :)))

  • Hehe maybe!! Thanks so much for all your comments Rita!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.over 5 years ago

    whata shot

  • Thanks very much Kenny mate! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Karen Kaleta
    Karen Kaletaover 5 years ago

    I second the emotion! WOW

  • Thanks very much Karen! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenueover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture !!!
    Well done !

  • Thanks very much, appreciated! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture, I love the colors

  • Thanks very much Ann!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonover 5 years ago

    I think it’s a great result. I’ve favourited it, not just because of the quality of the image, but because I believe a photographer’s notes must always tell the story behind the image. Good on ya!

  • Thanks very much David mate, appreciate that! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Theodore Black
    Theodore Blackover 5 years ago

    Its so nice to get a capture like this………

  • Thanks very much Theodore mate!!

    – Adam Gormley

  • wayne51
    wayne51over 5 years ago

    Tops shot mate, well done. Wayne

  • Thanks very much Wayne!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

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