Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D; 1/400s, f/10, ISO 200, focal length 74mm; AUTO setting

I captured these two pelicans at The Pier in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Top Ten Winner in the “Two Birds” challenge in All Things Twin, July 19, 2013
FEATURED in This & That, March 12, 2013
FEATURED in Amazing Wildlife, Dec. 8, 2012
FEATURED in The Best of Anything & Everything, Dec. 1, 2012
FEATURED in Live and Let Live, Nov. 30, 2012
FEATURED in Your Country’s Best, Nov. 30, 2012

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

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 2 years ago

    stunning work !!!!

  • Aw, thank you so much,Guendalyn!

    – AuntDot

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent Portrait!!!

  • Thanks Vitta! Truly appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryalmost 2 years ago

    Dot, I like the green posts and the blue sky with a hint of pink in it. These elements really make this image stand out among other pelican photos. Well done!

  • Thanks so much for your kind comment, Bonnie. This photo was a bit of a challenge…very dark, and I wasn’t sure I could get the light right and still have some detail. Hope it looks okay!

    – AuntDot

  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahalmost 2 years ago

    EXCELLENT shot!!

  • Thank you, Ron! Nice to hear from you!

    – AuntDot

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent shot, Dot….looks like quite a conversation going on!

  • Pelican pillow talk? LOL Thank you, Lynn!

    – AuntDot

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Well caught here.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thanks much, DG!

    – AuntDot

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks very much, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 2 years ago

    lovely capture Dot

  • Thanks, Robert! Appreciate it!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 2 years ago

    My favorite big bird – well done, Dot!

  • Thanks much, Monnie. They are cute in an odd sort of way.

    – AuntDot

  • Margaret  Shark
    Margaret Sharkalmost 2 years ago

    This is wonderful, Dot.Love the composition, the clarity and the color. Where was this? I remember you mentioning that you had had some fun with these guys.

  • Thanks so much, Margaret. This was taken in St. Pete at The Pier. (Unfortunately to read my description, you have to toggle over to the Description page…I really don’t like this RB change for that reason.)

    – AuntDot

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