St. James's Pelican

Posted by
Avian Grey (London, United Kingdom) on 18 November 2013 in Animal & Insect.

The pelicans at St. James's Park, London are so used to visitors that portraits are quite easy . .

- AG

NIKON D300 1/400 second F/10.0 ISO 200 127 mm (35mm equiv.)

Avian Grey is sister site to American Grey | light and features bird photography that seems to form an increasing part of my current portfolio. My thanks go to Henry the Heron who became very much my passport to the Avian World.

- AG

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so so beautiful frame, focus, colors, lights, reflections & details!
Amazing & lovely!

18 Nov 2013 8:06am

Marie-France from Sceaux d, France

Amazing and very nice !

18 Nov 2013 8:51am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic closeup! Love the water droplets here :)

18 Nov 2013 12:04pm

k@ from Paris, France

Wonderful close-up.

18 Nov 2013 12:45pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Extradinary shot Avian.

18 Nov 2013 2:40pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. Beautiful close up - his eye looks scared though.

18 Nov 2013 3:31pm

@Ruthiebear: I would call it sad rather than scared - the pelicans are completely at ease with all the visitors there and mingle with the crowds. People do touch them and they do not seem to mind.

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Wonderful exposure and gorgeous twinkle in the eye!!

18 Nov 2013 7:18pm

@Ellebelle: Yes, that eye communicates.

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh superbe ce cadrage

19 Nov 2013 2:50pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A wonderful close up with beautiful details of the eyes and the feathers ...
Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

19 Nov 2013 8:00pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

19 Nov 2013 8:01pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!!! I knew it was 5 stars!

19 Nov 2013 8:09pm

@Ruthiebear: I think your Stars swung it for me - thank you, Ruthie !!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb!!! Congrats on the Spotlight.

19 Nov 2013 8:50pm

Frances Gaffey from Massachusetts, United States

Congratulations on your spotlight.

19 Nov 2013 9:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous close up and portrait. Just beautiful! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

19 Nov 2013 9:59pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Congratulations :-))

19 Nov 2013 10:05pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

19 Nov 2013 10:40pm

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

Splendid !

20 Nov 2013 9:12am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congrats on the spotlight!

20 Nov 2013 9:51am

Avian Grey from London, United Kingdom

Thanks to Everyone here - and to the Pelican!

20 Nov 2013 1:57pm

farideh from rasht, Iran


20 Nov 2013 3:58pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wow ! great macro. Congratulations on the Spotlight !

20 Nov 2013 6:38pm



20 Nov 2013 7:11pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

That "tinkle" in the bird's eye made the shot!!! Did you tell the Pelican that it brought you a Spotlight on Aminus3? You've got to share the reward!

21 Nov 2013 10:30am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Now, THAT is what I call a 'bird's eye view!'

21 Nov 2013 12:07pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning closeup !!! The details of the drops and the bright in its eyes are superb !! Congrats on the Spotlilght !!

21 Nov 2013 4:42pm

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1/400 second
ISO 200
127 mm (35mm equiv.)