Friday, March 5, 2010

Another Take

After Doug's good suggestion of including eyes in the composition of this brown pelican, here's one of the many I shot more traditionally -- profile and with a catchlight in the eye. Nikon D200, 140mm, 1/3000 sec at f/2.8.


  1. Love the angular stuff with the bill going across the frame as a diagonal. No blown highlights, nice detail in the feathers, catch light in the eye...what more could you ask for?

  2. Beautiful! The color of the feathers reminds me of mink (or what I think mink must look like, I wouldn't know). That background is gorgeous too.

  3. What struck me about this one is the great color combination throughout the photo--subject and background blend wonderfully. The softness of the background and the details in his feathers really makes him come forward. Great job.