Walter Naumann  

Pelican by Walter Naumann

June 2022 - Pelican

About the Image(s)

Taken 2022 05/22, Goleta Slough, Goleta, CA. USA.
I like birds in flight especially flying to me. The banked turn is accurate. The camera was level. Canon EOS 5DS R Camera with Canon EF100-400, f400, 1/6000 sec, f/8, ISO 640. Hand held.

Lightroom cropping and sliders and noise reduction, Photoshop, Topaz sharpener

5 comments posted

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Walter, captured this one just right. The detail in the feathers and the angle all work together to make this an outstanding image. The face and head are quite unique to me. Capturing both eyes and the way his head sits of his neck adds interest to the image. Can you tell us what specie of pelican this is?   Posted: 06/06/2022 17:16:16
Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Most likely a brown pelican. Thanks for you kind comments.   Posted: 06/06/2022 19:58:21

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
I had the same reaction as Terry - WOW, Walter! What an incredible bird capture. Beautiful, very sharp throughout, and even a catchlight in the eye. It makes me feel up close and personal with the bird. Congratulations! That's a winner.   Posted: 06/10/2022 15:20:16

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Beautiful shot of bird in flight. The image is sharp with good lighting. The composition looks good, may be you can trim a little more on the top portion to reduce the negative space.   Posted: 06/15/2022 04:29:31

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
Nice sharp image. Good orientation of the bird. I would just increase contrast and sharpening a little bit. Good idea to crop from the top.   Posted: 06/23/2022 15:16:38


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