One of the beautiful & often comical pelicans that call Centennial Park home.
This pelican is on a pole in a lake in Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia.

Around the World, June 2010.
The Birds, June 2010.
Australiana Challenges, July 2011.
The Wonder of Wings, Jan 2014.

Challenge Win
Pelicans challenge in The Most Wonderful Birds, June 2012.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.


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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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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Michael, good luck in the challenge

  • Thanks Trudi.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Kath Whitchurch
    Kath Whitchurchabout 4 years ago

    a beautiful shot of my favourite bird….thankyou!

  • Thank you LP. They put on a great show.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 4 years ago

    This is magnificent Michael … such great detail. I do love the humble penguin … for such a huge bird they can be very graceful and as you said "comical"♥

  • Thanks Bev. I have heaps more fascinating shots where I managed to chop their legs off or didn’t get the telephoto lens on quick enough !!

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnabout 4 years ago

    Great comical capture Michael.

  • Thanks Mike.

    – Michael Matthews

  • bouncy
    bouncyabout 4 years ago

    Neat capture, great focus and a wonderful, awkward body position for extra appeal! Great work!

  • Thanks for the great compliment. I’m glad I put this image back on.

    – Michael Matthews

  • & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Suellen Cook
    Suellen Cookabout 4 years ago

    that’s not a sight you see too often, how hard would that be with that bill….great shot, beautiful exposure on the birdie

  • That’s Suellen. They were putting on a good show that day.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    That’s a great capture Michael!
    Good luck!

  • Thanks heaps Trish & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • liaimages
    liaimagesabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture…great image!

  • Thanks for the compliment & for the fave. I’m glad you like it.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks heaps for the feature Susanne.

    – Michael Matthews

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    June 24, 2010

  • Thank you very much for the feature Teresa.

    – Michael Matthews

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