Bob Barley  

A wonderful bird is the Pelican by Bob Barley

May 2021 - A wonderful bird is the Pelican

About the Image(s)

As I was walking around a local pond, I saw these birds sitting quietly on a log. I used the digital 2x zoom to get a tighter shot, but I still had to crop to get this composition. No special edits, just a tune-up and crop in Snapseed. The birds did most of the work.

4 comments posted

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Nice. The crossed beaks really make the image. There is also a lovely kind of muted color to it. Reflection is perfect. Good capture and eyes to spot this.   Posted: 05/04/2021 15:56:58

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Bob, so glad that you could be that close and they gave you time to shoot without taking off. Wonderful birds. Their shape and size of the body always shows that nature is amazing and that they can really fly. This is almost a perfect catch. Love the reflection and foreground. If I were hanging this as a large print on my gallery wall, I would consider cropping off just a little on the top. Love this nature image. Jerry   Posted: 05/05/2021 10:54:38

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
The pelicans are lovely and the light is too. I prefer the image as you have it and I don't think I would crop the top, as the balance seems good to me. However, If the top were cropped a very little bit, then the bottom could be cropped the same amount to preserve that balance.   Posted: 05/05/2021 11:07:10

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Interesting image, the brush in the foreground, and the texture of the water really enhances the pelicans. Everything nice and sharp which is hard to do with the brush and pelicans. This is a wall hanger. Nice photo Bob.   Posted: 05/07/2021 07:33:18


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