Disdain

© Dennis Gay

Disdain

Uploaded: July 26, 2012

Description

Spotted this Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) on a stroll at my local moorings. It was originally posed with its head facing the other way & I really liked that composition. But as I raised my camera it looked down at me and with an expression of total disdain turned its head the other way & refused to turn it back no matter how much I pleaded. Perhaps it was showing me its best side.

Photographed at the Fisherman's Moorings on the Hastings River in Port Macquarie, NSW,

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Comments

Dennis Gay July 26, 2012

Tech Stuff:
Canon EOS 40D with Canon 28-135mm lens: RAW, f/8 @ 1/1000sec, 70mm, ISO 200.
Lightroom4 & PhotoshopCS3. #1477081

Arthur Bohlmann July 26, 2012

Nice capture Dennis. great detail and processing #10245838

Dennis Gay July 26, 2012

Yowza ARTHUR!

Glad of your company along moorings.

Many thanks in deed for your inspiring feedback mate.

I was quite taken by the effect of the afternoon light across the bird's breast.

GB
Dennis #10245938

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 27, 2012

This is Outstanding Dennis - Great job!! #10246189

Dennis Gay July 27, 2012

Mon Dieu JEFF!

Happy you could join me on my stroll along the moorings.

Merci beaucoup for your "Outstanding" feedback mon ami.

GB
D! #10246265

David Resnikoff level-deluxe July 27, 2012

Dennis
Nice image.

Never thought a pelican used a lamp post as a perch
Man, Australia is weird.

On the photo:
Nice image,composition and pot work

David R #10246297

Dennis Gay July 27, 2012

G'donya DAVID!

Loads of thanks for joining my safari along the moorings and for leaving such a great wrap.

Yes, we are odd birds down here mate. 8-)

GB
Dennis #10246332

Susan Williams level-classic July 27, 2012

What a beautiful capture, Dennis. Your comp, as always, is excellent, as are details and lighting. But you already know that. I love his webbed feet clutching the arm of the lamp, and more than that, I love that you talk to it (even if it wished you wouldn't). #10246386

Robert Jensen July 27, 2012

Love this image #10246398

Dennis Gay July 27, 2012

Hiya SUSAN & ROBERT!!

Good to have you both join me at the moorings.

Heaps of thanks for your combined great fedback.

GB
Dennis #10246632

Paul R. Nelson level-classic July 27, 2012

Nice Capture, Dennis, and the B?W conversion works well. While having the bird's head facing the other way may have been a more pleasing composition to you, this has a better story, and who better than you to tell it. And a pelican that perches on a light post fits with all the other interesting animals you have down there. #10247008

Dennis Gay July 27, 2012

Glory be PAUL!

My warmest Aussie thanks for stopping to look at my posing Pelican and for leaving such delightful and encouraging feedback.

GB
Dennis #10247030

Dennis Gay July 27, 2012

Sqwauk Mr EDITOR!!!!!

My posing Pelican and I thank you kindly for awarding him a PICK!

GB
Dennis #10247177

Gary R. Smith August 02, 2012

I love the bird's expression. Additionally, the mottled sky adds a nice perspective. Nice work! #10259811

Dennis Gay August 06, 2012

Cheers GARY!

Happy to have you join my walk along the moorings and many thanks for your great wrap mate.

GB
Dennis #10264731


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