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Brunswick Pelican.
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Brunswick Pelican.
Brunswick Pelican.
The tide was ebbing when I photographed Percy looking for a breakfast snack in Simpsons Creek! This was towards the end of my sunrise walk, and I was looking forward to a steaming hot cup of cappuccino coffee just over the bridge.
Captured at 1/125th f11.0 and ISO-500, around 6.30 A.M.

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Tiia Vissak
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    a wonderful find!

10/25/2013 11:58:12 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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This is terrific, John - outstanding work!

10/25/2013 12:28:11 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Fantastic reflection and capture, John.

10/25/2013 12:39:07 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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That is my kind of morning John - Great comp and wildlife capture!

10/25/2013 1:02:13 PM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Marvelous capture, wonderful framing, love the reflections!

10/25/2013 1:19:56 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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I just love this one, John! Perfect. A favorite.

10/25/2013 1:52:27 PM

 
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WoWzA Johnny!


This is wonderful!
Great placement and reflection of the pelican

10/25/2013 1:59:52 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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A idyllic morning John, superb capture my friend!!

10/25/2013 2:16:44 PM

 
April  Riggs
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Another great shot

10/25/2013 3:42:31 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Great composition & reflection, John! Beautiful bird!

10/25/2013 4:14:30 PM

 
Ray 
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Excellent work here, John! Especially like the composition.

10/25/2013 5:03:49 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Great composition - love the white pelican!

10/25/2013 5:31:18 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Very nicely captured, John! Love the comp.

10/25/2013 5:42:20 PM

 
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Cool Capture John!

10/25/2013 6:06:57 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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A terrific capture, John!

10/25/2013 6:55:27 PM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Love this shot, John - excellent composition and capture!!

10/25/2013 9:57:25 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Fantastic shot, John!

10/26/2013 12:52:38 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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What a lovely way to start the day, John!
The muted brown and blue colors contrast beautifully in this well-composed capture. Great reflections, too.

10/26/2013 1:35:18 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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This is beautiful John - great comp, detail and reflection!

10/26/2013 2:05:39 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful capture

10/26/2013 6:42:13 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Terrific composition and reflection, that coffee sounds good :-)

10/26/2013 7:58:08 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Fantastic perspective and mood, John, and I love the way the little sand bar mimics the curves of the pelican. Truly delightful!

10/26/2013 8:35:50 AM

 
John Connolly
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It took me 50 minutes to get my photo on BP's site this morning, and thank you all for your kind comments! I will answer as many of them as the computer will let me!

10/26/2013 12:06:05 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Percy? Cool comp on this, John. I like the reflecting clouds in the water.

10/27/2013 5:23:45 PM

 
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Super pov and reflections, John! You deserved a great cup of coffee after this beauty!!

10/28/2013 3:45:11 AM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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John, Beautiful! I love the reflection.

10/28/2013 7:33:15 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Love the comp, detail, shapes, mood. Good luck with him, John. This is a favorite of mine!

10/28/2013 8:36:57 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you so much Ken, Ellen, Linda and Phyllis!

10/28/2013 12:22:08 PM

 
Tony Ebben
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This has to be one of the best photography subjects, they always turn out perfect, just as this one has. Good work.

10/28/2013 2:44:03 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks Tony, they sure are great characters!

10/29/2013 12:34:53 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Love this and it goes straight into my favs. Wonderful comp, tones and reflections. Hope to see this one again.

10/29/2013 5:43:04 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you so much Marilyn!

10/30/2013 12:15:22 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Congratulations!

11/29/2013 7:57:32 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on this beautiful Finalist, John!

11/29/2013 8:06:43 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome finalist,John!

11/29/2013 8:22:15 PM

 
Barbara Mason
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This is a beautiful image John - congratulations !!

11/29/2013 8:25:27 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist John!

11/29/2013 8:44:13 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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Fantastic image and a sure winner, John.
Congratulations!

11/29/2013 9:52:12 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Congratulations on your Finalist on this favorite!!

11/29/2013 10:11:52 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Congratulations, John. This awesome composition with gorgeous presentation is certainly going to be tagged with Gold.

11/30/2013 3:39:09 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful finalist. Congrats, John.

11/30/2013 3:52:13 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations John!

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11/30/2013 7:05:58 AM

 
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Congratulations John!

11/30/2013 7:43:51 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS John on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <><

11/30/2013 9:08:50 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Awesome, John! Congrats on your silver!

11/30/2013 10:46:22 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congrats!

11/30/2013 11:05:42 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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John, congratulations

11/30/2013 11:20:22 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalists, John!!

11/30/2013 12:28:58 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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WTG Johnny, congrats on this great finalst, and your SF!!!

11/30/2013 1:13:53 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful! Congrats!

11/30/2013 1:34:13 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Congratulations on your finalist, John!

11/30/2013 4:07:33 PM

 
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ON THIS BEAUTY, Brother John!!! :D

11/30/2013 4:37:42 PM

 
Ray 
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Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist, John!

11/30/2013 4:49:49 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fabulous finalist, John! Soooo beautiful!

11/30/2013 6:04:45 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Terrific Finalist, John! Congratulations!

11/30/2013 6:06:33 PM

 
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Glad to see it again!! Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist,John!!

11/30/2013 9:11:08 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Big Congrats there John!

12/1/2013 8:51:56 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Great find John, and Congratulations on your Finalist!

12/1/2013 10:48:34 AM

 
John Connolly
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Many thanks for all your encouraging comments, they are appreciated!

12/1/2013 11:33:14 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, John! I knew we'd see this one again!

12/1/2013 1:53:37 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you Katherine, you are so kind!

12/2/2013 11:10:26 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Do not know how I missed this one. Maybe a senior moment. Congratulations John on awesome finalist. I am having problems with a very slow BP site as well.

12/2/2013 3:26:28 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks Emile, I know where you are coming from with the BP site!

12/3/2013 11:17:48 AM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Amazing capture and reflection! Huge congrats on your finalist!

12/6/2013 11:20:58 AM

 
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What a fantastic image John. I really like this and congratulations on your finalist.

12/7/2013 4:16:30 PM

 
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Hey, John! I almost missed YOUR well earned Finalist! Glad to see this wonderful capture get its proper recognition.
Congratulations to you!

12/8/2013 12:53:56 AM

 
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Hi John,a big congratulations my friend on this beautiful finalist!!!

12/8/2013 7:16:34 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you so much Lyn, Ann, Mary and Bobby!

12/8/2013 11:16:45 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, November, 2013. Merna

12/15/2013 11:39:07 AM

 
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Thanks a lot Merna, you are so kind!

12/18/2013 11:27:37 AM

 
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