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Diving Brown Pelican
27-NOV-2009 Dr. Joshua Ong

Diving Brown Pelican

Bolsa Chica Wetlands, California

This was captured during a pelican feeding frenzy. Some 50 brown pelicans were dive bombing the water to catch fish. I followed this one pelican as it was about to enter the water in a single shot mode (don't ask me why, maybe I was experiencing who knows what) but at the end, I got lucky to capture a critical moment with the pelican's beek barely touched and parted the water. No cropping was done on the image; the framing was exactly like it was captured. Again, one can get lucky sometimes, I guess.

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
1/2000s f/5.6 at 310.0mm iso400 hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time27-Nov-2009 08:30:56
ModelCanon EOS 7D
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length310 mm
Exposure Time1/2000 sec
ISO Equivalent400
Exposure Bias
White Balance
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
Focus Distance

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