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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 100, focal length 32.8mm; AUTO setting

This beautiful pelican was beginning to preen its back feathers. You can see how far it has turned its neck…the eye that you see is its right eye. See it better in the larger view.
Photo taken in Cedar Key, Florida, USA.

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bird, neck, pelican, nature, waterbird, cedar key, florida, bird on post, feathers, wings, pelican twist, auntdot, 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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Comments

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 1 year ago

    Beautiful bird, beautiful capture Dot

  • Thank you kindly, Robert!

    – AuntDot

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Outstanding capture Aunt Dot.

  • Thanks very much for your encouraging comment, Julie!

    – AuntDot

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – AuntDot

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    great shot

  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 1 year ago

  • Thanks very much, Val!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 1 year ago

    Love pelicans (my favorite non-backyard bird, in fact)! Outstanding!

  • They are interesting birds and fearless around people on the docks. I was intrigued the way this one turned his head a full 180. Thanks very much for your kind comment!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    Wow… this is excellent, so beautifully captured Dot…

  • Many thanks, Andrea. I now have more photos of pelicans than I know what to do with!

    – AuntDot

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