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Dalmatian pelican close up



Pelecanus crispus, Kerkini lake, Greece

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eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden January 17, 2016
Great work... the pose, detail and colors are fantastic!
JADUPONT PRO
 
JADUPONT February 18, 2016
What a superb image!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 05, 2016
Amazing shot! Congrats.
BlairB
 
BlairB May 02, 2016
Great!
edj41 PRO
 
edj41 June 15, 2016
Great capture it looks like a bad hair day though. Very nice work!
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 November 22, 2016
Way too funny looking. Great shot.
JasonTrikes
 
JasonTrikes April 04, 2017
Talk about your bed head! Lol Wonderful shot :-)
Treecy Premium
 
Treecy January 23, 2018
Very well done.
ela_v PRO
 
ela_v February 04, 2018
Great shot, very creative!
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Alwolfe March 03, 2018
Gorgeous!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo April 02, 2018
Excellent
WanderingSage
 
WanderingSage April 04, 2018
I have come back to view this photo numerous times! Absolutely amazing!

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Behind The Lens

Location
In January this year (2016) I visited lake Kerkini in Greece especially for the stunning Dalmatian pelicans.
Time
After a morning session in the boat, we went to the shore to take some shots of the birds at eye-level. This was around 12:30 p.m.
Lighting
Because of the clouds the light was filtered, which was perfect with the white birds.
Equipment
My Nikon D800 with the heavy 400 mm lens on a tripod.
Inspiration
I was looking for a close-up face to face. I tried to capture a certain look in the eyes.
Editing
I did some cropping, almost half of the image and the standard RAW-processing.
In my camera bag
A Nikon D800, the 14-24 mm, 105 mm macro, 70-200 mm and the 2x extender all by Nikkor. In special occasions or holidays I take the heavy 400 mm with me. Apart from that sometimes I use a Gitzo tripod or a Manfrotto mono pod, or a bean bag. For my 14-24 lens I've got the LEE SW 150 filter system with some ND-filters and the big stopper.
Feedback
Try to make contact with your subject and focus on the eyes!

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