Pelican in flight by johnrf

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Pelican in flight, taken at Twofold Bay,NSW, using an Olympus E3 with a 600 mm equivalent telephoto lens.

This image is featured in the “The Birds” Group, is displayed by “The Best of RedBubble” Group, and was a top 10 winner in a challenge run by "The Amazing Wiildlife " Group.
Viewed 630 times as at November 25, 2013.


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Keen long term member of the Pakenham Camera Club located in Victoria, Australia; and I specialise in landscape, travel, garden and outdoor photography generally.
I use only Olympus SLR;s and DSLR’s and I process my images using Apple computers and mainly Apple software..

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  • Nigel Donald
    Nigel Donaldalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice

  • tazzytiger
    tazzytigeralmost 6 years ago

    wonderful capture. Could watch them all day.

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 5 years ago

    Wow ! just beautiful

  • johnrf
    johnrfover 5 years ago

    Thanks Trudi. I got lucky with that pelican. I am very much taken by your kangaroo in the mist.
    20 ago I had a property at Burra in the mountains south of Canberra and your shot reminds me of our many resident ice skating kangas (on our frozen dam) I wish that had a digital camera then.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    June 19, 2010

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtabout 4 years ago

    Congrats – great shot

  • Good morning Barbara. thanks for your kind comment.
    I was surprised to find that I did not know where Banksia Beach was until I Google mapped it. You certainly live in a very photogenic spot.

    – johnrf

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonabout 4 years ago

    Very nice!

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble! Wonderful shot!

  • Thanks again rocamiadesign.

    – johnrf

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 2 years ago

    what a perfect, perfect capture of this amazing creature!!!! Glorious wing-span … light just right … color perfection!!!! well done and then some!!!!!!!

  • Hello Lois. thanks. This image was the only really good one out of some 200+ images of pelicans which I took on the day. I am particularly proud of this shot but I know that luck was more important than usual in this case.

    – johnrf

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 1 year ago


    Pretty Pelicans Challenge
    March 22, 2013
    (Click the banner to view the Challenge

  • Hello DeeZ
    I am just back from 2 weeks away in Brisbane and was delighted to find your message.
    Thank you very much for running this challenge.

    – johnrf

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