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Lake Kerkini is famed for its resident breeding population of Dalmatian Pelicans, Pelecanus crispus, which in January-February look glorious in their breeding p...
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Lake Kerkini is famed for its resident breeding population of Dalmatian Pelicans, Pelecanus crispus, which in January-February look glorious in their breeding plummage, photographed during a "Purely Pelicans" photography workshop at Lake Kerkini hosted by GEO Pictorial
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19 Comments |
Witmar
 
Witmar November 13, 2016
Beautiful!!!
beckyreding PRO
 
beckyreding March 08, 2017
THIS IS REALLY COOL! I TRIED TO GIVE YOU AN AWARD BUT IT WOULDN'T LET ME!!
geopic
geopic March 08, 2017
Thank you so much Becky..! Very much appreciated..! and don't worry about the award... it's more than enough you took the time to comment.. best wishes to you.. g
Jackomina
 
Jackomina May 13, 2017
Stunning
Mr_Serran0
 
Mr_Serran0 August 09, 2017
WOW! So beautiful
geopic
geopic August 09, 2017
Thank you Mr_Serrano..!! They are very beautiful and one of my favourite birds to photograph.
Alwolfe Platinum
 
Alwolfe August 14, 2017
Stunning!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 August 19, 2017
What a wonderful photograph! It's outstanding in so many different ways--the composition, detail, color, and, not least, the "I'm having a bad hair day bird." Congratulations on your awards.
henryferrazbarretto
 
henryferrazbarretto August 19, 2017
Amazing shot!
geopic
geopic August 20, 2017
Thanky you Henry..! much appreciated.. g
itssmee
 
itssmee August 20, 2017
I've seen so many pics of pelicans, but this one tops them all, amazing shot
Neckbone
 
Neckbone August 20, 2017
Great shot! Congrats!
lanakeen
 
lanakeen August 20, 2017
Love love this photo.....I would hang it on my wall......if we had the space. Well done.
Davewsphotography Premium
 
Davewsphotography August 20, 2017
Brilliant shot! Very powerful ????
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SnowbunnyPhotography August 22, 2017
Aaaahhhh! What a fantastic picture! Amazing shot! Goodness.....
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edandaniphone September 25, 2017
Amazing.
MaggieMays Platinum
 
MaggieMays November 12, 2017
This is fantastic! I love it!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb March 21, 2018
instant favorite,absolutely amazing shot
steffendvel
 
steffendvel May 05, 2018
What a Perfect Moment.
janehodges
 
janehodges December 21, 2018
Gorgeous image. I am going there in a few weeks time. :)
lessfuller
 
lessfuller May 04, 2019
Fantastic Capture! Wish it was an emoji on my phone, so many uses.
steve-barnes-photography PRO+
 
That is A GREAT CAPTURE! I shot seams on our Lake Wendouree at Ballarat, Australia. Getting a really good pose and background and light takes patience. We'll done!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken at one of my favourite places for bird photography at Lake Kerkini in northern Greece.

Time

In winter the light on the lake can be spectacular at dawn and dusk.. this one was taken literally a couple of minutes before dawn when the light is still blue but getting brighter.

Lighting

The light as I mentioned above in this photo was a few minutes pre dawn and so has the brightness to give a decent exposure but with the softness still of the blue hour before dawn.

Equipment

Canon EoS 5DIII Canon 300mm f2.8 Monopod No flash

Inspiration

I absolutely adore these pelicans. They have so much character and seem to me to be prehistoric. Always when photographing these and other wildlife I will go out before dawn to a location I have already scouted and wait for the light to happen.

Editing

On this particular image I needed practically no post processing other than to bring the colours out of the raw file..

In my camera bag

Depends on what I’m heading out to photograph. When photographing wildlife I will normally have my 5DIV with 500mm f4 attached plus my 24-70 and 70-200mm lenses, a 1.4 teleconverter, Plenty of cards and plenty of batteries.

Feedback

Wildlife photography is about planning and luck..! Research your subject, know it’s habits and movements then put yourself in the right position at the right time of day to give yourself the best chance of firstly spotting the animal you’re after and secondly getting a good image of it.

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