Keeping an Eye Out by Martin Smart

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WINNER of the Birds Category – Family – Pelecanidae – Pelicans Challenge in the Nature Photography Challenge Group

Featured in “Extreme Close-Ups” September 2009
Featured in “Top Shelf Wildlife” September 2010
Featured in “Nature Photography Challenge” August 2011

A close-up head shot of a Brown Pelican taking a break at Santa Barbara, California.

Canon 20D
1/1600sec f6.3 ISO 200

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  • Michele Conner
    Michele Connerover 5 years ago

    Incredible shot. Great lighting and textures.

  • Thanks so much Michele!

    – Martin Smart

  • main1
    main1over 5 years ago

    Interesting looking little guy. I agree great lighting and textures :)

  • Thank you very much Marleia!

    – Martin Smart

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryover 5 years ago

    Oh! WOW! Was pleased to find this amongst my watchers favs. Fantastic. Straight to my favs as well. AWESOME!

  • Thanks very much for coming to take a look Angel and for your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    Just beautiful!

  • Thank you Ellen!

    – Martin Smart

  • jeffrae
    jeffraeover 5 years ago

    Incredible detail and perfect color

  • Many thanks jeffrae!

    – Martin Smart

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    WOW – Stunning work, so crisp and gorgeous light!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks so much Svetlana!

    – Martin Smart

  • Jeff Notti
    Jeff Nottiover 5 years ago

    Perfect again. awsome,

  • Wow, thanks so much once again Jeff!

    – Martin Smart

  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruaneover 5 years ago

    Awesome shot Martin, excellent detail and clarity.

  • Much appreciate your comments Oldrooz, thank you!

    – Martin Smart

  • Clive
    Cliveover 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the Feature Clive. Greatly appreciated, particularly as this was my first submission to this group!!

    – Martin Smart

  • Pam Moore
    Pam Mooreover 5 years ago

    Totally Awesome!! :D Congrats

  • Thank you very much Pam!

    – Martin Smart

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