Welcome to day 77 of 365 photos…there were pelicans around the dock this morning when we were coming home from Mr. B’s physical therapy session. Needless to say, I had to stop and get photos. I’m not a morning person so it is rare for me to actually be out and about by 7:30am but I have to admit that the light is really pretty at that time of day. I used to be a morning person but those days I was working and didn’t have a camera with me most times. Times – they have changed. 🙂
These are brown pelicans. The “All About Birds” website says, “The Brown Pelican is a comically elegant bird with an oversized bill, sinuous neck, and big, dark body. Squadrons glide above the surf along southern and western coasts, rising and falling in a graceful echo of the waves. They feed by plunge-diving from high up, using the force of impact to stun small fish before scooping them up. They are fairly common today—an excellent example of a species’ recovery from pesticide pollution that once placed them at the brink of extinction.“ Camera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 120mm – Aperture: f/5.6– Shutter Speed: 1/1000 second – ISO: 200
It is fun to watch them diving for fish but this morning they were preening. Not as interesting but still they make a good subject to photograph.Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.
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