Pelicans Passing By

Posted by
Avian Grey (London, United Kingdom) on 21 September 2013 in Animal & Insect.

Two of the resident pelicans at St. James's Park, London. They seem to have a rather good life there.

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NIKON D300 1/500 second F/13.0 ISO 200 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Are these the peach-coloured pelicans? Just like the ones in the Danube Delta? I find them hilarious, especially when they pose so seriously. I'm amazed every time I see them flying..just because it is hard to imagine that heavy birds can fly so well and cover such distances!
I like the second pelican, it has a nice "haircut"!

21 Sep 2013 5:38am

@Japanalia: These are two of five Eastern (or Great) White Pelicans and we have one South American White Pelican at St. James's Park. Their colours are very deceptive and seem to change with the time of year and the light. It you click on the 'pelicans' tag, you will see what I mean !

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

This image is so beautiful.

21 Sep 2013 8:44am

Devi from Chennai, India

Amazing image of the beautiful pelicans!!!

21 Sep 2013 10:37am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!!
so so beautiful colors, lights & texture!
L O V E L Y !!!!

21 Sep 2013 10:53am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Excellent image!

21 Sep 2013 4:45pm

amirbaba from Iran

very nice

22 Sep 2013 2:09am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me - the combination of the water and the detail of the pelicans in gorgeous.

22 Sep 2013 5:28pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you, Ruthie. I almost deleted this image as an original but the more I worked on it, the more I liked it! Thanks again.

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful and delightful scene ! Perfect execution, with excellent exposure and nice composition. Lovely combination of colors !! These pelicans are really cute !!

27 Sep 2013 7:44pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Beautiful Birds by Ruthiebear

Fabulous creatures by Josep

1/500 second
ISO 200
300 mm (35mm equiv.)