Preen n' Clean

© Val Feldman

Preen n' Clean

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 9/28/2012 1:18:28 PM

Oh how embarrassing for him to be caught in the act. Fantastic details and superb timing Val. We are getting some much needed rain in Del Rio and will send it your way. #1489002

Don Christiana 9/29/2012 10:06:33 AM

Val, this brings back such memories. I was born in Corpus and spent many a day in my youth fishing. Pelicans were a joy to watch with their unusual looks, however, they are so beautiful in flight and diving for fish. You really capture a great image of an old friend. #10346402

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 9/29/2012 8:21:46 PM

A beauty of a pelican capture, Val!
Spot on details, color and sparkling eye
catch! Just wonderful! #10346905

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 9/29/2012 10:28:31 PM

Amazing capture of this bird, love the public display of its bathing ritual. It's probably giving the photographer tips on how to do it correctly. Nice job on this one. #10346991

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 9/30/2012 3:52:12 AM

Wonderful Ms. Val...amazing detail. I love that wide-eyed expression. #10347131

Rona L. Schwarz 10/1/2012 9:25:38 PM

He does look a little startled and slightly annoyed, Val! But what a wonderful capture of him doing his thing! I just love brown pelicans but rarely get to see them. #10349825

Val Feldman level-deluxe 10/2/2012 2:04:52 PM

Thanks guys and gals! #10351568

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 10/2/2012 11:34:51 PM

You've certainly done this fine fellow justice Val - wonderful pose, details and light - just beautiful my friend! #10352573

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 10/3/2012 6:04:30 AM

Your title perfectly describes this, Val! Love the look, and as always, perfectly captured!! #10352900

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 10/3/2012 10:01:03 AM

He's like..What?! What a great moment
:-) #10353357

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 10/8/2012 12:54:05 PM

Exceptional tones, textures, detail, clarity, focus & timimg, Val! Amazing job!

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 10/15/2012 3:13:35 PM

Love it, Val. Amazing capture and details. #10370900

Ann Coates level-deluxe 10/28/2012 11:53:25 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Val. #10389086

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-deluxe 10/29/2012 12:03:31 AM

Superb image and Finalist,Val! Congratulations again!! #10389115

Nadia Paul 10/29/2012 12:06:05 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Val! #10389124

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 10/29/2012 3:43:45 AM

Congrats on an awesome finalist, Val. #10389447

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 10/29/2012 5:11:12 AM

Congratulations AGAIN on another fantastic finalist, V!! #10389704

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 10/29/2012 5:45:44 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend.WTG Valarie!!! #10389811

Terry T. Ruvalcaba level-deluxe 10/29/2012 7:10:34 AM

great catch, with nice detail and POV, congrats on finalist! #10390150

Don Christiana level-deluxe 10/29/2012 7:55:14 AM

Val, I am so glad to see my old friend from Corpus make the Finals..Huge Congrats to both of you. #10390272

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 10/29/2012 8:14:45 AM

Another terrific finalist..I'm not surprised :-)Congratulations!! #10390363

Rona L. Schwarz 10/29/2012 8:31:11 AM

A superb capture, Val - not surprised to see it again! Congratulations on a wonderful Finalist and super month! WTG Girl! #10390460

Amanda J. Tanner level-deluxe 10/29/2012 8:59:10 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Val! #10390643

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe 10/29/2012 9:01:55 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Val. Great detail and unique expression! #10390656

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 10/29/2012 9:10:35 AM

Wonderful Val, big congrats!!! #10390691

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 10/29/2012 10:43:18 AM

Huge congrats on another well deserved Finalist, Val!! Good luck in the next round! WTG! #10391130

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 10/29/2012 11:05:15 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10391208

Carol L. Fowler 10/29/2012 11:17:52 AM

Great pose! Congrats on this wonderful Finalist! #10391291

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 10/29/2012 12:22:11 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Val. #10391672

Rony Sagy 10/29/2012 12:47:06 PM

Congratulations on this one too, Val. Awesome capture. #10391772

Lorna Shutter 10/29/2012 1:07:16 PM

Wow! What a great month you had, Ms. America!!! CONGRATULATIONS on all three of your Finalist Awards!!!!! Hope to see some Gold soon!!! WTG!!! :)
Photobucket #10391861

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 10/29/2012 1:31:31 PM

Superb capture, Val!

Congrats on your awesome finalist!
Debby #10391990

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/29/2012 2:31:01 PM

He's so cute, Ms.V! How did I miss this handsome guy? Wonderful detail and such an adorable pose! Congrats on your finalist!!! #10392263

Carla Capra level-deluxe 10/29/2012 3:47:31 PM

Just awesome, Val.
Congrats. #10392558

Tammy Espino 10/29/2012 3:48:06 PM

(((Finger snap))) You go girl,congrats!! #10392561

Thomas E. Hinds 10/29/2012 5:24:34 PM

Great animal capture, Val! Another wonderful Finalist! Pelicans are certainly one of my favorites! #10393024

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 10/30/2012 5:48:34 AM

Your timing was perfect to catch this unusual pose. Congrats on another fine finalist Val. #10394181

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 10/30/2012 8:27:19 AM

Awesome capture.....Congratulations on your finalist! #10394393

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 10/30/2012 9:59:30 AM

Congrats on another awesome finalist, Val. #10394568

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 10/30/2012 11:53:21 AM

Wow, great month this guy...well done., Congratulations! #10394755

Merna L. Nobile 11/1/2012 12:01:06 PM

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna #10399571

Carol Flisak level-deluxe 11/2/2012 7:48:41 AM

Huge congrats on this terrific and well-deserved finalist, Val! #10400773

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 11/3/2012 5:51:52 AM

Congrats on another outstanding shot Val! #10401911

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 11/4/2012 3:43:01 PM

I thought maybe he was picking his bill! :-) Congrats on a fun and fabulous finalist Val! #10404031

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...and looking a bit startled at being caught in the act...

Brown Pelican - Corpus Christi, TX


Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 180.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 9/21/2012 12:30:49 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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