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Copyright: Mark smallman (waminda2020) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 91 W: 4 N: 15] (320)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikon DX AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-01 21:57
Viewed: 4514
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Pelican flew past while we were having lunch. Greenwell point is about 120km south of Sydney.
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Hi Mark
Nice shot of the pelican in flight. You have got nice sharpness on the eye and beak and captured movement in the wings...well done!

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-05-01 22:52]

Hi Mark, nice panned shot of this Pelican. I like the blur in the wings, the water and rock, with your tack sharp capture of his head. Colour is very good. Composition is excellent.

Thanks, John

Hi Mark,

Congratulations on a great in-flight shot of this Pelican, detail is stunning, the face and eye are pin sharp, and the OOF wings really add to the sense of motion, perfect background with the OOF sea and rock just adds to the speed effect, great work mate,

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Mark,
I think there's a little bit of panning here?
Nice colors.
Well done

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-05-07 22:44]

hi Mark,
great inflight shot.. the panning motion is clear and works really well in this shot.. the detail in the face with the rest softly motion blurred is fantastic. really nice, well done and tfs


I am impressed. You've done a great job showing the motion, especially shooting at 1/160th of a second. Very nicely done. I like the composition, pose and colors in this shot. Great work.

Best Regards,


Hello Mark,

A great sharp capture of a pelican!
I think it is not easy to get it so
sharp and close while flying. The
composition contains the full range
of reflection in the water.


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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2008-07-24 6:43]

This one is really good, really colour is strong and the sharpness good. TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-07-26 19:03]

Hello Mark,
I always wonder the speed that you took into account. Really a great shot. The pelican fly across very swift.
Real wonder and good composition.
Blue background is great and look lovely.


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