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Cruising The Reeds by byronbackyard

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The most characteristic feature of pelicans is the elongated bill with its massive throat pouch. The Australian Pelican’s bill is 40 cm – 50 cm long and is larger in males than females. Pelicans have large wings and a wingspan of 2.3 m – 2.5 m.
Pelicans have an extremely light skeleton, weighing less than 10% of their total body weight.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • PegasusPhoto
    PegasusPhotoalmost 5 years ago

    a beautiful shot, love the colours in this very nice tonal qualities, well done!!

  • Many thanks …. it was very hard to focus it properly … you know the story, quite a few duds shots, but you only need one good one!

    – byronbackyard

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Byronbackyard, that’s the classic case when you have to focus manually, well done!

  • Many thanks. Love those fluke shots that turn out!

    – byronbackyard

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersalmost 5 years ago

    Nice one Byron… the commentary is great too.

  • Many thanks Phillip, love all the feedback, it’s great!

    – byronbackyard

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • Beth  Wode
    Beth Wodeover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 4 years ago

    Love how the reeds frame this beauty!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Great Work ..!!

  • Thanks so much!

    – byronbackyard

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