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Its beak can hold more than its belly can!
Late evening, Key West, Florida, February 1999
Minolta Maxxum 600si, Sigma 70 to 300Kodak Ektachrome 100Flash
florida, nature, birds, pelicans, waterfowl, wildfowl, key west, mikeoxley
In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?
Great dark background to highlight this beautiful image…… I always look to the eyes!!!! Nice!!!!! Great photography!!!!Brenda
Thanks very much, Brenda. And many, many thanks for the favourite! One of the joys of slide film is its dynamic range. In certain conditions, even in daylight, the background can be completely dark while the subect just “pops” out. This was scanned and sharpened just a little. That’s all.
– Mike Oxley
Fantastic image and I agree with Brenda – great photography! ~:)
Greatly appreciate your very kind words, Cindirelli! Thanks so very much for dropping by and taking the time to leave them.
You are very welcome, Mike! ~:)
Many, many thanks, Al. Got rooting through the slide archives today and came across it (and quite a few others!)
And thanks so very much for the favourite, Al!
Thanks so very much, Kay. Greatly appreciate ypur very kind words.Here’s the whole thing:
What a wonderful bird is the Pelican,Whose beak can hold more than it’s belly can.It can hold in its beak, enough food for a week-But I’m darned if I see how the Hell-i-can
Thanks, Mike, my granddad always told that one
Amazing colours, lovely bird.
Many thanks, FM. Not Kodachrome, but Ektachrome’s still a not too bad a film!
Good wan Mike.The Auld Yin.
Awfy nice o’ ye, Auld Yin. Ta, Pal.
This is a fantastic shot Mike, this has to be a favorite.
Many thanks, Malcolm, and I greatly appreciate the favourite, too!
nicely lit! As I remember January & February ’99 would have been a good time to be in Florida, there was no end of snow that winter.
Many thanks, Brock. I drove back from Mirabel Airport in a snowstorm. It was a very therapeutic trip for me. Dad had passed on in early January and I was going through a pretty black depression due to that and other reasons. The sunshine, the people, the wildlife all worked wonders. I’d recommend this type of trip to anyone.
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