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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pelican Grandeur


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A pelican at Hastings, Mornington Peninsula
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Sepia Scenes #118
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Impressive large beak
Plenty of feathery bulk
Pelican grandeur
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5 comments:

EmptyNester said...

What a gorgeous photograph!

Ma.links said...

Scary close. Great capture!

Leora said...

Hi, there, Sir Pelican. You seem like you have a story to tell us?

Kramer said...

I always adore the way the pelicans crash into the water, like "I meant to do that..."

very evocative in sepia.

Ralph said...

This pelican is an avian that looks great - and knows it, too! The beak is lovely, the pouch ready to scoop up a fish for dinner. Long ago in Florida, I watched in amazement how the pelicans dove into the water at such speed - yet was able to capture a fish and climb up at breakneck speeds. A most beautiful bird!

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