Pelican On A Post by AuntDot

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I found this pelican perched on a post by the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
Tuned and cropped in Picasa3 and Photoshop7


bird, pelican, tarpon springs, birds, waterfowl

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 3 years ago

    aw….great shot . so very sweet and fun

  • Thank you, Isa! Isn’t it amazing how pelicans can maneuver with those huge bills?

    – AuntDot

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberabout 3 years ago

    This is a “postcard” shot if there ever was one that says ‘Florida’! That’s some nice composition with the dock in the background. Tells a nice story in addition to the bird ‘portrait’. Likey!! :-)

  • Thanks so much, Susana. That’s a very wonderful and encouraging comment! :-))

    – AuntDot

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot. Nice lighting on its body showing off the feathers. A fave.

  • Thank you so much, Judy! I had to fool with the lighting a bit. It was very dark and you couldn’t see the face well.

    – AuntDot

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 3 years ago

    super shot Dot, Love pelicans

  • Thanks very much, Robert!

    – AuntDot

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 3 years ago

    very nice shot Dot. I would love to see one of these birds

  • Thank you Dave. We don’t see them near our town (pretty far inland), but they are all over the Gulf of Mexico coast whenever I’ve been there. I always wanted to photograph a pelican and now I have several!

    – AuntDot

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 3 years ago

    Marvelous work!! :)

  • Many thanks, Linda!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 3 years ago

    Nice catch Dot, great image and composition.

  • Thank you, Rosie. Glad you like this one.

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 3 years ago

    brilliant capture Dot… love it. :))))

  • Thank you, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 3 years ago

    Well done.Nice composition to my friend..Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you so much, Tom. I’m pleased you like it!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful close up Dot of this awesome looking bird.

  • Thank you so much, Andrea. I appreciate your lovely comment.

    – AuntDot

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