homeward bound by Anthony Mancuso


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Eight Pelicans heading home at the end of the day. Taken at Rye Beach, Mornington Peninsula.

Nikon D80, 1/320sec, f/9, ISO 400,


blue, beach, sky, birds, evening, pelicans, mancuso


  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyabout 5 years ago

    fabulous capture!

  • many thanks Nadine, I’m glad you like it : )

    – Anthony Mancuso

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago

    lovely work

  • thank you Antanas, greatly appreciated : )

    – Anthony Mancuso

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    YOU ARE THE MASTER!!!!!!!!! Extraordinary … I’m just in awe!!!!!! LOVE the diagonal … love the smoothness and blending of the colors … and of course … LOVE the birds!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!

  • many thanks Lois, you are too kind! I was quite lucky to get it actually, they were approaching quite fast and I wasn’t ready for them.

    – Anthony Mancuso

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyabout 5 years ago

    Simplistic and totally classy Anth………….love this composition, the formation of the birds against that sky is perfection, fantastic capture, awesome lighting and treatment………

  • thank you dear. I was lucky to get it actually. I had autofocus on the camera and because of the low light it wasn’t locking on to anything. The camera was also in manual mode and the birds were approaching fast. Luckily it turned out alright. yOU knwo how hard it is to type when your dog is licking your hand?

    – Anthony Mancuso

  • hologram
    hologramabout 5 years ago

    I love the angle here, it really adds another dimension to this image, and the composition of the birds against that lighter cloud just perfect !

  • thank you h, they caught me by surprise really! Not much reaction time at all : )

    – Anthony Mancuso

  • Jodie Johnson
    Jodie Johnsonabout 5 years ago

    oooohhh, that’s lovely simplicity

  • many thanks Jodie, greatly appreciated : )

    – Anthony Mancuso

  • sonjas
    sonjasabout 5 years ago

    Lovely capture. I like it.

  • many thanks Sonjas, I’m really glad you like it ;)

    – Anthony Mancuso

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 5 years ago


  • many thanks Dinghy, I really appreciate it : )

    – Anthony Mancuso

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolabout 5 years ago

    Love how this turned out, so simple yet so elegant!

  • many thanks Joni, always appreciated : )

    – Anthony Mancuso

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    … so what you’re saying is the diagonal wasn’t carefully planned out?? haha … ‘cause that’s just got to be one of the coolest things about this shot … the unexpectedness YOU experienced translates to US through the angle!!!!! It’s masterful!!!!!! Great, great story!!!!

  • the diagonal could probably be considered the only thing that could resemble some sort of planning : )

    – Anthony Mancuso

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