Brown Pelican Views

These birds are beautiful and strange at the same time. They glide effortless just inches over the water.

Brown Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Brown Pelican – Click To Enlarge
Brown Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Brown Pelican – Click To Enlarge

Yet when they swim that big beak seems to be in the way, and even uncomfortable at times.

Brown Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Brown Pelican – Click To Enlarge

These birds were photographed near the mouth of Shem Creek in South Carolina. Each evening they sweep through on their way to open water.

Exercising A Peregrin Falcon

The first closeup here is obviously a little too close. However there wasn’t a lot of time to be swapping lens when shooting a falcon

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Peregrin Falcon – Click To Enlarge

These were taken the first time I photographed a Peregrin in actual flight and falcon hunt. I did capture him in flight (above). But the hunt and catch, not even close. That took a lot more practice and photo shoots. See this post for a capture.

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Peregrin Falcon – Click To Enlarge

This day I learned just how fast, 240 mph, these guys can go when they want to. It took a few more exercise sessions before I figured out how to photograph them. Until then I had plenty of embarrassing  blank photos.

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