Monday, January 28, 2008

A bird in the can is worth two in the bush

We saw a few eagles during our expedition but not as many as we had hoped. The ones we found were too far away to photograph, even with my 400 mm telephoto lens. There were, however, lots of other birds, including this guy and his friends. I think of pelicans as being in the South, especially Louisiana, where it's the state bird. But this far north, fishing amid the river ice floes? I would never have guessed, city kid that I am.

TOMORROW: A bird, but not similar to this one. In fact, not a nice bird at all.

6 comments:

Kate said...

Birds in flight are magnificient. This one is particularly lovely; well-done!!

The D in D & T said...

Really well captured, great detail. he's a pretty cool subject too. pelicans are just great!

Olivier said...

superbe cette photo du pélican en plein vol.

This beautiful picture of pelican in flight.

Mitch said...

Wow! He's really great! Sharp & well posed! That must have felt good when you looked and saw what you captured. I love that feeling -- did I get it? Yes!

- Mitch

Bucefalo said...

Imposing!

Andrée said...

How do you do this? This is just so wonderful. Pelicans look so different in flight. I am in awe.