Touch down



This beautiful pelican makes a touch down landing breaking the calmness of the deep blue sea....

This beautiful pelican makes a touch down landing breaking the calmness of the deep blue sea....
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14 Comments | Report
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett January 06, 2014
Perfect timing, good contrasts!
changezi
 
changezi January 06, 2014
v nice
Nwhikingphoto
 
Nwhikingphoto January 14, 2014
Beautiful
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography January 18, 2014
Great shot!
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar January 20, 2014
wonderful capture, great timing
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead February 13, 2014
Stunning photo ! Incredible clarity and detail. Gorgeous color !
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 February 13, 2014
WOW...Stunning!
Tilak PRO
 
Tilak March 02, 2014
DEAR, LITO, YOU HAVE WONDERFUL EYES AND MIND.GO FORWARD .
Athena_B PRO
 
Athena_B January 12, 2015
Congrats, after careful review, your photo has been selected as one of the finalists in the "Pelicans" photo Challenge. Superior Capture!
Athena_B PRO
 
Athena_B January 12, 2015
Congrats, after careful review, your photo has been selected as one of the finalists in the "Pelicans" photo Challenge. Superior Capture!
njkerosky PRO+
 
njkerosky March 03, 2015
Outstanding Capture!!!...Congrats!
Athena_B PRO
 
Athena_B June 10, 2015
Congrats on your Well deserved Contest Finalist!
santafake
 
santafake July 23, 2015
beautiful.
lito
 
lito November 05, 2018
Thanks to all who liked and voted this photo.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo during a deep sea fishing trip near Santa Catalina Island.
Time
As we were headed back to California around mid afternoon,
Lighting
Although the sun was up, the light was just enough for this shot. Since I was using a Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, using fill flash from afar was just useless.
Equipment
I used a Canon EOS Rebel T3i and Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm for this shot at f/5.6, ISO 200 and exposure of 1/1000. I had no tripod during this trip, but I did made sure that the stabilizer on my lens was on.
Inspiration
Since I joined Viewbug, I was still learning how to improve my photography skills. Although I joined this fishing trip, I also brought with me my camera just in case something interesting came up. Well, bringing my camera paid off! As we were on our way back to Long Beach, I noticed a lot of birds following our boat - seagulls and pelicans included, I got inspired to take some photo shots. These birds would try to land on the sea every now and then to eat as some unwanted fish parts are thrown out to sea by the person cleaning the fishes caught by the fishermen. Am just thankful to God for the opportunity to take beautiful pictures of nature and His creation.
Editing
Yes, simply adjusting some contrast and making sure there are no dust marks on my photos.
In my camera bag
A Canon Rebel T5i body and its kit lens, Canon EF-S 55-250 mm zoom lens, and Yongnuo Speedlite YN568EX II.
Feedback
With avian photography, you need to be aware where the sun is shining from to keep your subject lighted properly. I try not to take photos of the unlighted side of a bird unless I want to take silhouettes. To freeze the action, make sure your exposure is above 1/500 and above. Plus, you will need to take as many pictures as you can and select the best from these.

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