© Dennis Gay


Uploaded: July 26, 2012


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


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


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.

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.

D! #10246265

David Resnikoff level-deluxe July 27, 2012

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-)

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


Good to have you both join me at the moorings.

Heaps of thanks for your combined great fedback.

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.

Dennis #10247030

Dennis Gay July 27, 2012

Sqwauk Mr EDITOR!!!!!

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

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.

Dennis #10264731

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