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Song & dance pelican by Michael Matthews

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The pelicans were putting on a good show in Centennial Park this day.

Too bad I didn’t have the telephoto lens on.

This is Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia, July 2007.

Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 5 years ago

    Lol…very clever work Michael. Great capture of this fellow!

  • Thanks Sharon. They have to be one of the most entertaining birds.

    – Michael Matthews

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 5 years ago

    Super piece of work here Michael. As a matter of interest a boat cruise operator in Albany, down in our state’s south west, has trained a couple of pelicans to dance! You’re out in the harbour and spot a couple of pelicans flying overhead. the skipper gives a whistle and they come down and settle in the water about 20 metres from the boat. The skipper says “OK Percie, dance right” and Percie promptly goes round and round to the right. The skipper then says, “Now the other way Percie, dance left” and darned if this bird doesn’t do a reverse turn and proceed to go round and round in the opposite direction. Naturally she gets rewarded by a couple of tasty fish! Amazing stuff and he even whistles up a couple of sea eagles to come and circle the boat and accept a fish! What a character!
    All the best old buddy and have a great Christmas. Peter

  • Thanks Peter. Maybe they should have their own circus. I got some other interesting shots that day but the quality isn’t good enough for Redbubble.
    You have a great christmas too Pete.

    – Michael Matthews

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 5 years ago

    hahahahaha !! cute Michael ,love it ……………

  • Thanks Trudi.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 5 years ago

    I love this one Michael … well done! I’m not sure he’d share anything with you though let alone see it to the frying pan … I’ve watched these fellows and they gulp the fish whole … I love the humour …LOL!♥

  • Thanks Bev.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    An amusing and clever image Michael :)

  • Thanks for the compliment Trish.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    hahaha!! Great! Now that song’s gonna be stuck in my head all night! ;D

    lol! :D

  • Thanks again for discovering one of my best & least appreciated Donna.
    They were putting on a great show that day. They sure are the entertainers of the bird world.

    – Michael Matthews

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