Skyward by AuntDot

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Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D; 1/500s, f/11, ISO 160, focal length 55mm

This is a pelican flying skyward away from me. I think this silhouette shows off its long wingspan. Photo taken at The Pier in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.


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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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  • Margaret  Shark
    Margaret Sharkalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderfull, Dot. They are such fantastic birds. This is such a neat image.

  • Thanks so much, Margaret. I didn’t know what to do with this photo…the details weren’t great, but I guess it looks okay as a silhouette with the cross-process coloring. Just experimenting!

    – AuntDot

  • Margaret  Shark
    Margaret Sharkalmost 2 years ago

    What you did worked. Just thinking outloud and not sure it would work at all, bur what about trying to do it in black and white?

  • I will work on that! Thanks for the suggestion!

    – AuntDot

  • Well, I decided I liked the original coloring after all! I will still try the b/w, but I’m too tired tonight. :-))

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful silhouette shot, Dot!

  • Thanks very much, Monnie!

    – AuntDot

  • BonnieWoodson
    BonnieWoodsonalmost 2 years ago

    I love this shot, silhouette in flight really makes this a unique image. Nicely done!

  • Thanks, Bonnie. I’m always amazed at the wingspan of birds like this.

    – AuntDot

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