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Brown Pelican by Julie Pastor

February 2021 - Brown Pelican

About the Image(s)

This was taken in South Louisiana from a boat on a foggy morning. The brown Pelican filled the frame. I adjusted the contrast, took it into PS and using layer mask and curves adjustments I darkened and brightened the image. I sharpened eye area. I wish that I had captured the entire reflection. Nikon D500 lens 200-500 ISO 1600 200mm. F/5.6. 1/1600 sec shutter speed.

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8 comments posted

Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
So many shades of brown and grey! The background is soft and not distracting. Love this image.   Posted: 02/09/2021 12:23:01
Julie Pastor   Julie Pastor
Thank you.   Posted: 02/09/2021 21:25:07
Julie Pastor   Julie Pastor
Thank you.   Posted: 02/09/2021 21:25:16

Andrea McLaughlin   Andrea McLaughlin
Very nice. Was the wings cropped out by mistake?   Posted: 02/12/2021 14:35:24
Julie Pastor   Julie Pastor
Yes, it must have happened when I sized it down for this DD. I am attempting to resend it. Thanks for the heads-up.
  Posted: 02/17/2021 23:05:41
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Dan Olson   Dan Olson
I really like this photograph, nice colors, great focus and a fine subject. I would also like to see the whole wing and change the angle of the photo so the bird does not appear to be going up hill.   Posted: 02/17/2021 15:58:04
Julie Pastor   Julie Pastor
I just posted it to a comment. The Pelican was swimming away from me. I will attempt to reangle and see what that looks like. Thanks for sharing.
  Posted: 02/17/2021 23:07:46

Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
Nice!   Posted: 02/20/2021 13:56:06