Feeding Time

Uploaded: October 01, 2009 11:57:16 | Entered: December 25, 2015 18:40:59


A mother Pink-backed pelican feeds her baby. The chick feeds by violently plunging it's head deep into the adult's throat pouch and taking the partially digested regurgitated fish.

Captured December 10, 2008

RAW / Manual Mode / 55 mm
F 5.6 @ 1/160 ISO 100

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 01, 2009

Outstanding nature / wildlife capture Donna! Jeff #1187006

Ann Coates level-classic October 01, 2009

Fantastic timing to get this outstanding moment Donna. #8000863

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 01, 2009

I've seen this and it makes me feel yucky but I know it's the way of nature and I love nature...but, it's still icky!!!

You captured an incredible shot here, Donna!!! Being able to see how far the baby reaches down into its mothers neck is awesome!!! FANTASTIC image!!! :-) k ♫♪♫ #8000869

John Connolly October 01, 2009

What an incredible capture Donna! Your timming and lighting are amazing, an this makes an excellent theme image! #8001126

Liz blahh October 01, 2009

Amazing capture! #8001528

Lana Arcemont October 01, 2009

Fabulous Image! #8001529

Maureen M. Bisson October 02, 2009

Absolutely a most fantastic image! #8001899

Michelle Alton October 02, 2009

A most incredible image, Donna. Winner for sure. #8002308

Ken Smith level-classic October 02, 2009

That's a national wildlife shot, for sure. Excellent work on this, Donna! #8002386

Joy Rector October 02, 2009

wow, what a capture #8002646

Guy D. Biechele level-classic October 02, 2009

Amazing catch!! What a great image. #8004016

Julianne Bradford October 03, 2009

WOW!!! Stunning timing and lighting Donna! Winner winner! #8005162

Carol L. Fowler October 03, 2009

Amazing to see the little one's head and open beak outlined through the adult's mouth! #8005556

Rod Partington October 05, 2009

Outstanding capture,Donna! Perfect timing and light. Love this one! Cheers! #8010730

Tania Bounader October 10, 2009

Great shot and great timing !! A 'National Geographic' moment :) #8024912

Maria Morrow October 18, 2009

Such a great image, Donna.. gives a glimpse into their lives. #8047737

Nancy J. Locke April 05, 2010

The most awesome pelican photo I have ever seen!!!

WOOT!!! Thanks for letting view this!!!

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #8510809

Gina Cormier level-classic April 05, 2010

WOW...that is one awesome capture!!!!!!! #8511515

Toni Riggs April 05, 2010

GREAT timing and capture! #8512246

Sherran Andersen level-classic April 05, 2010

Such an educational capture... perfect timing. #8513342

Carolyn J. Connolly April 06, 2010

Wow, Donna - this is just an amazing capture!! You were SO-O fortunate to see a baby pelican with its mother like this!! The pelicans we have here Downunder must raise their chicks in a secluded area somewhere, because we never get to see them until they are fully feathered and independent!! :o) #8514422

Patrick Rouzes April 06, 2010

HOLY mackeral........ amazing photo! Spectacular lighting, tones, clarity , dof, timing & capture here, Donna! Amazing work indeed! #8515824

Ann Coates level-classic April 06, 2010

This is incredible. You can see the little one reaching in to the mother's throat. Absolutely amazing. I hope we see this again. #8516025

Maria A. Gonzalez April 07, 2010

What an amazing captured,Donna...Love the lighting and detail and the most incredible bird feeding I have ever seen.....Excellent in every way..Wow... #8516325

Mike F. Anderson April 08, 2010

Great capture, Donna! I did not know about, and have never seen this behavior before. Very interesting! #8519582

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 11, 2010

Wow, Donna, another fav for me!!!

Debby #8526826

Leslie McLain level-classic August 03, 2010

Amazing capture, Donna. #8804364

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 03, 2010

Thank you for ALL of your excellent comments. I truly appreciate your constant support of my work!

Donna #8804425

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 04, 2010

OMG.... FANTASTIC!!!! #8805355

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 04, 2010

What an AWESOME SHOT!!! #8806801

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 04, 2010

Thank you Stef and Erica! #8806815

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe August 06, 2010

This is an awesome capture, Donna!:-) #8810415

adrifil August 06, 2010

You captured a wonderful moment.
What a great shot! #8811260

Melinda B. Shiflet level-classic August 08, 2010

WOW!!! Talk about being at the right place at the right time!!! Fabulous capture, my friend!! #8813057

Evy Johansen level-classic August 08, 2010

Wow, Awesome capture, Donna!! #8814638

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 13, 2010

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your great comments!!!

Donna #8898900

Phyllis H. Burchett November 21, 2011

WOW Donna, awesome catch on this one! #9822953

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 25, 2011

An inspired "Let's Eat" MT resub, Donna. This is a wonderful shot and certainly deserves recognition. Good luck this time around. #9830249

Guy D. Biechele level-classic January 30, 2016

Awesome capture, Donna! Congratulations on this Finalist. #11428492

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 30, 2016

Nice timing and congrats on wonderful finalist, Donna. #11428510

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 30, 2016

Thanks!!! #11428542

Jill Odice level-classic January 30, 2016

Awesome image Donna! Congrats on your Finalist! Bet we see this one again! #11428674

Lana Arcemont January 30, 2016

Congratulations! #11428744

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic January 31, 2016

Congratulations Donna on an awesome Finalist. #11429498

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