I am out of here.  Brown Pelican

Uploaded: May 05, 2014 15:02:27 | Entered: May 05, 2014 15:11:01


This will likely be my last post until the end of May. Off to Russia for 3 weeks tomorrow. Taken with the travel camera I will take with me the Canon Powershot SX50HS that has optical zoom from 24mm to 1200mm and is very light $400. Did not want to take the heavy EOS 1D Mark IV or 5D with all the heavy lens. Sorry I have not been able to comment recently very busy packing, planing and still working. I will catch up when I return. I hope to get some good photos to share. Emile.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 14.65 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS


Colette M. Metcalf May 05, 2014

Wow!! This is outstanding!!!!! Hope you have a great time, Emile!! #1572170

Mitch Spence level-classic May 05, 2014

Marvelous capture, Emile. My, what a trip you have in store. I wish you happy and safe travels and wonderful photo ops along the way. #11039431

David Phalen May 05, 2014

Great shot!! Travel safely!! #11039451

Tiia Vissak May 06, 2014

a wonderful capture! #11039678

Joy Rector May 06, 2014

beautiful capture #11039851

Terry Cervi level-classic May 07, 2014

This is beautiful, Emile! Have a safe and wonderful trip!! #11041151

Phyllis A. Houghton May 08, 2014

I hope you are having a fantastic trip! Love this pelican especially for the detail, colors and comp! #11041641

frank w. degenhardt May 09, 2014

When you can get these kind of details of an inflight bird, why take another camera. What amazing details you bring out here and I love the colors of the bird against that pretty sky.
Enjoy your well deserved trip, be safe, know you will bring back some wonderful pictures for us to see. #11041924

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 10, 2014

Thanks, Colette, Mitch, Dave, Tiia, Joy, Terry, Phyllis and Frank. In St. Petersburg safely and leaving on river cruise tonight toward Moscow for next 10 days. Got brief internet access for a short while. #11042902

Phyllis A. Houghton May 11, 2014

Congrats on your EP! Hope the rain in St, Petersburg lets of for you, Emile! Wishing gray skies all of them gone! #11043004

Nadia Paul May 14, 2014

Wonderful in flight capture with beautiful light and details Emile! Hope the weather improves for the rest of your trip - looking forward to seeing your images! #11045187

Jill Odice level-classic May 14, 2014

Have a wonderful trip, take loads of pictures and have good time! #11045204

Ellen Hodges May 15, 2014

Have a fabulous and safe trip! A wonderful capture, Emile!! #11045395


This is awesome Emile!

You will be missed, hope you get some fantastic shots to show us! Take care!

jo ann c. #11047222

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 22, 2014

Thanks Phyllis, Nadia, Jill, Ellen, and JO ANN. Had a great trip and glad to be back in the USA. #11050001

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 30, 2014

Thank you staff at BP #11074137

June 30, 2014

Beautiful placement in the frame, and very sharp image. #11074356

Mitch Spence level-classic June 30, 2014

Congratulations, Emile. Until I started watching pelicans in flight more closely, I never realized how they seem to completely tuck away their legs, out of sight almost. #11074755

Joannie Bertucci level-classic June 30, 2014

Excellent nature capture Emile! Congrats on yet another finalist! :-) #11074917

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 01, 2014

Thank you judges at BP. Thanks Mitch and Joannie. #11075283

Marijana Fajgl July 01, 2014

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Emile! #11075441

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 01, 2014

Thanks Marijana. #11075536

Bill Whala July 01, 2014

Congratulations on your Second Place, Emile!! This is a truly wonderful and deserving image. #11075663

Debbie Bray July 01, 2014

Wow Emile, what a huge thrill, this is such a fabulous image! Big congratulations on your win!! #11075708

Ellen Hodges July 01, 2014

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Emile!!! #11075840

Carol Eade level-addict July 01, 2014

Great shot, Emile, and congratulations on your winner! #11075856

Joannie Bertucci level-classic July 01, 2014

Leave it to the Texas birds to bring in the gold! :-) Congrats Emile! #11075953

Stan Kwasniowski July 01, 2014

Emile, a big congratulations #11076023

Susan Williams level-classic July 01, 2014

Congratulations on your Gold winner, Emile. It's a beautiful capture with amazing colors and details. Way to go!!! #11076036

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 01, 2014

Look at that wonderful detail!! What an excellent capture, Emile! Big TX congratulations on a stunning Gold Win! #11076055

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 01, 2014

Congrats on your beautiful and excellent winning image, Emile!

Debby #11076090

frank w. degenhardt July 01, 2014

Such beautiful work Emile. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend. #11076116

Ermanno Radice July 01, 2014

Many congratulations on your well deserved 2place win, my friend!! #11076158

Colette M. Metcalf July 02, 2014

HUGE congrats on your WIN, Emile! WTG!!! #11076237

Anita Hogue July 02, 2014

Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #11076379

Phyllis H. Burchett July 02, 2014

Congrats on this fabulous winner Emile, hope you have a great trip to Russia! #11076498

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 02, 2014

Again thank you Judges at BP. Thank you Bill, Debbie, Ellen, Carol, Joannie, Stan, Susan, Val, Debby, Frank, Ermanno, Colette, Anita and Phyllis B. #11076556

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 02, 2014

Wowza! Congrats on your outstanding 2nd Place Prize Winner Emile!

jo ann c. #11076614

Guy D. Biechele level-classic July 02, 2014

Beautiful capture, Emile! Congratulations on your win. #11076775

Lydia Williams level-classic July 02, 2014

Wow, awesome, Emile! Congratulations!! #11076800

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 02, 2014

Thanks JO ANN, Guy, and Lydia. #11076840

Marijana Fajgl July 02, 2014

Big congratulations on your well deserved gold, Emile! #11076864

Carol L. Fowler July 02, 2014

Congrats on the win #11076919

Phyllis A. Houghton July 02, 2014

Congratulations on bringing home the gold! Wonderfully clear capture. #11077095

Patrick Rouzes July 03, 2014

CONGRATS on this incredible WINNER, Emile.

Terry Cervi level-classic July 03, 2014

Congrats on your outstanding win, Emile!! #11077301

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 03, 2014

Thanks Marijana, Carol, Phyllis, Patrick and Terry. #11077394

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 03, 2014

Great timing and a beautiful wildlife capture Emile! Congratulations on your win! #11077557

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 03, 2014

Thanks Donna. #11077600

Merna L. Nobile July 10, 2014

Amazing and inspiring, Congratulations!
Merna Nobile

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 13, 2014

Congratulations Emile on this great Pelican shot! #11084319

Wm Nosal October 16, 2014

Beautiful, Emile!
Congratulations #11160364

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 16, 2014


Husain Akhtar May 18, 2015

Great image, doc - obviously I missed it - big cong - one a different matter, pardon my ignorance, I don't know how to visit your latest 2015 work #11304055

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 18, 2015

I have not had time to create a place for it but will soon. Like yourself I have been very busy. Thanks my friend. #11304126

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 18, 2015

I have not had time to create a place for it but will soon. Like yourself I have been very busy. Thanks my friend. #11304127

Carla Capra Anderson March 10, 2016

Congrats another beautiful all time winner. #11445181

Lydia Williams level-classic March 11, 2016

So hppy with this one too Emile! Nice to see it here as an All Time winner! #11445867

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 12, 2016

Thanks Carla and Lydia. #11446294

Oscar J. Pung level-classic May 26, 2016

Way to go Emile! Great pelican capture. Not too shabby for a Georgia Southern alum!
Oscar #11478394

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