Category Archives: Pelican

Morning Fly By, Pelican

I didn’t think I would get this shot.

Times like this are when you fill a memory card (or two). Some photographers I know work a busy situation very methodically, picking out a single spot to capture.

I have two methods. At first, using the ‘get a shot first’ rule, I will catch as many scenes as possible, fast. This was one of them.

Morning Fly By, Pelican
Morning Fly By, Pelican

After a bit, and I catch my breath, I will also work on interesting spots of action.

I should be more discriminating early on but it’s too easy to have something go wrong and get nothing.

If you’re comfortable with your camera setup some custom settings, also have speed, aperture, and manual preset. After that you can quickly change to another setting without leaving the viewfinder.

 

Keep Out Of Their Path, Pelican

This is a good angle to catch just what an ‘eating machine’ a group like this can be.

Keep Out Of Their Path, Pelican
Keep Out Of Their Path, Pelican

It’s an organized line, all slowly moving forward…big pouches open.

Keep Out Of Their Path, Pelican
Keep Out Of Their Path, Pelican

I am pretty amazed at these shoots. The Pelican were at the perfect distance, moving at a perfect speed.

Keep Out Of Their Path, Pelican
Keep Out Of Their Path, Pelican

How often does that happen!

A Morning Pelican

The blue hour  is the period of twilight (in the morning or evening, around the nautical stage) when the Sun is at a significant depth below the horizon and residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue shade, which differs from the one visible during most of a clear day, which is caused by Rayleigh scattering. (Wikipedia)

A Morning Pelican
A Morning Pelican

Wikipedia is much better at describing things. LOL

Like Big White Vacuum Cleaners, Pelican

When they start heading towards you it’s a bit unnerving.

Like Big White Vacuum Cleaners, Pelican
Like Big White Vacuum Cleaners, Pelican

Charging straight ahead, in a line, eating everything in their way.

Like Big White Vacuum Cleaners, Pelican
Like Big White Vacuum Cleaners, Pelican

Snapping and slurping.

Like Big White Vacuum Cleaners, Pelican
Like Big White Vacuum Cleaners, Pelican
Like Big White Vacuum Cleaners, Pelican
Like Big White Vacuum Cleaners, Pelican