Friday, May 22, 2009

Brown Pelican

I've spent the last few days cleaning out my hard drive that has all of my photos on it. 120 gigs and I only had 4 left. I've now got 43 gigs left and most my photos are a little more organized. I'm still working on transfering more to DVD's. It's been tiresome on the one hand but fun finding photos I'd forgotten I'd taken and never shared. I thought I'd post these of the brown pelican.


I love taking shots of the pelican and I've got enough photos to prove it. I think it has such an interesting face and it's one of the few birds I've managed to easily catch in flight. These were taken at Cabrillo Beach.



7 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That was a huge job you undertook TB and I am sure you have been wanting to do it for ages. :)

These are very odd looking birds and look so ungainly. It always amazes me that they can actually fly.

Dale Forbes said...

when I lived in Costa Rica, the brown pelicans would come in groups and surf up the waves, with their wing tips just skimming the surface of the about-to-break waves. I could watch them for hours as more and more streamed past.

so peaceful and beautiful.


Dale
http://alpinebirds.blogspot.com

Pacey said...

Yeah, I've got to do that too. Have to reorganize and on the process we find something worth sharing. Thanks for these great photos of the pelicans.

Judy said...

I love the curve of the wings in the first shot!!

Mary said...

Lovely pelican shots! The flight shots are great. They look so large to get off the ground, but like all birds look graceful once they are on the wing.

Bim said...

I used to like pelicans, until a photo of one slowly digesting a pidgeon in it's beak got widely published here...somehow it put me off.
HOWEVER, I like the ones in your photos :) Here, they seem both clumsy and strangely elegant. And I love the wing position in the first flight photo.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.