Signe Emmerich, FPSA, EPSA  

Walden Pond Pelicans by Signe Emmerich, FPSA, EPSA

November 2020 - Walden Pond Pelicans

November 2020 - Signe Emmerich, FPSA, EPSA


About the Image(s)

In Boulder, Colorado, there are a series of man-made ponds that attract migrating birds. This particular pond had flocks of Pelicans that would fly in and others would fly out...a busy spot. But I wasn't able to get very close or be able to single out a smaller group with my Fujifilm W3. I liked the varied depth of sand/gravel bars even though the birds weren't as close as I wanted. For post processing, I used Highlights and Shadows because of the bright white birds and added a little contrast.

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5 comments posted

David Allen   David Allen
The image shows a lot of interest. Too bad you couldn't get close like you say. The grouping of the birds in the middle right part of the image has more interest to me. One nice thing is the reflections of the birds in the water below the gravel bar. But when I zoom in that close the focus is not that good. I always like nature images.   Posted: 11/06/2020 16:52:59

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Signe, Your image has good depth of field. Sometimes it is hard to get close to birds. I live in Florida and photograph a lot of birds. Everything is behind the window, and there are a couple of nice reflections.   Posted: 11/09/2020 16:03:42

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Nice image. Everything is inside the window. The image has nice depth. The reflections add to the image. It would have been very nice if you could go closer.   Posted: 11/19/2020 12:22:37

Brian Davis   Brian Davis
I like other members agree with you that a closer view would have been stronger but nevertheless it does show very clearly the pond and the environment that attracts the birds   Posted: 11/19/2020 15:57:50

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
The reflections on the water add another level of depth.   Posted: 11/29/2020 17:46:05