Terri Adcock  

Dalmation Pelicans taken on lake Kerkini in Greece  by Terri Adcock

February 2024 - Dalmation Pelicans taken on lake Kerkini in Greece

About the Image(s)

I liked this image as it shows some of thew beautiful environment in which these pelicans live

1/1250 f8 iso 400 EF 17-40 at 40mm

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4 comments posted

Martin Newland   Martin Newland
I have a feeling this could be a composite image of two if not three seperate images. The two pelicans are in full harsh light and yet all the background is illuminated by very flat light.
Maybe paint some highlights and shadows into the background to add some contrast to it, and soften the sharpness and contrast of the two birds slightly.
At first glance this is a stunning image. Well done, you have captured the subjects well.   Posted: 02/18/2024 22:54:21
Terri Adcock
I can assure you 100 per cent this is one image :) There was a lot of snow at this time of year (unusual for Greece. but not unheard of) which led to a lovely glow of light to a lot of the images. The ice was so thick on the lake it couldn't be used for two days and had to be content from photographing from the shoreline   Posted: 02/22/2024 12:17:38
Martin Newland   Martin Newland
As one exposure it is a great photo!
Well done
  Posted: 02/22/2024 15:53:13

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
Terri, I have one day of grace to get in here on Leap Day! Perhaps your submission came in kind of late since Martin's the only comment.
I think this is an unusual composition that does give the appearance of the pelicans being pasted because they are so very sharp. Great bokeh of the mountains. The upper pelican appears to be laughing at the other. Love the shot--never have succeeded getting two pelicans in focus with their radical movements.   Posted: 02/29/2024 19:25:53