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In Flight

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Pelican in Flight

This was taken a few years ago while on a walk in one of the natural areas new my condo in Colorado. I had a telephoto lens on when we noticed the pelicans circling above us. I just stopped and tracked them as the soared.

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Written by Monte Stevens

April 12, 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Avian

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  1. How beatiful! The light coming through is amazing. Which telephoto were you using?

    Anita Jesse

    April 12, 2010 at 11:54 am

    • Thanks, Anita! It was the Nikon 80-400mm VR lens. I’ve sold it and now have the smaller 70-300mm VR lens.

      Monte Stevens

      April 12, 2010 at 2:03 pm

  2. Spectacular. Great how you were able to get the full outline, wingspan, every detail of such a magnificent bird. The composition is perfect. What an image. Interesting how his or her beak is so narrow at this angle.

    David Leland Hyde

    April 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    • Thanks, David. This is one of those images where I really did not know what I had until I loaded them on the computer. It turned out so much better than I expected.

      Monte Stevens

      April 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm

  3. Holy smoke, what a great image. I bet hand-holding and tracking was a challenge. Bravo!

    Chris Klug

    April 13, 2010 at 8:45 am

    • Sometimes everything seems to fall into place. This is a cropped image as I did not get the pelican centered, photoshop did that. All I had to do was take the shot.

      Monte Stevens

      April 13, 2010 at 7:56 pm


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