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25-APR-2011 Walter O. Koenig

April 25

Soaring

I went to La Jolla Cove this morning and because I got a late start I thought there would not be many Pelicans about.
It turned out I was wrong and hundreds flew by mostly in groups, some as large as forty birds. These two were in a larger formation.
Photographing Pelicans in flight takes patience and practice and the "Luck" factor ranks high.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/2000s f/5.3 at 340.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Apostolos Tikopoulos28-Apr-2011 20:19
Amazing composition and flight symmetry. V.
regi olbrechts26-Apr-2011 20:32
Superb twin shot Walter. Perfect. Great compo.
Vote.
Cindi Smith26-Apr-2011 15:19
Totally awesome! V
globalgadabout26-Apr-2011 15:14
crisp capture on the fly...excellent exposure reveals fine details in heads and wings..V
Vince26-Apr-2011 13:18
A superb shot of the duo in flight. Vote.
Irene Wehrli26-Apr-2011 12:56
Perfect synchron flight and great capture Walter!
Irene
Jim Coffman26-Apr-2011 12:12
Perfect capture of this perfect formation ! V
LynnH26-Apr-2011 10:57
Very nice catch! Practice makes perfect! V
Stephanie26-Apr-2011 09:59
Tea for two and two for tea...
Wonderful image and lucky for you to see so many pelicans! V
lou_rozensteins26-Apr-2011 09:25
A beautiful flight shot. Well done.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography26-Apr-2011 08:52
Superb shot, Vote!
Enny26-Apr-2011 08:32
excellent flight shot of this couple Walter.
Aud Elise Sjøsæther26-Apr-2011 07:44
Fantastic capture! V
LyleT26-Apr-2011 07:20
Wonderful capture and timing.
heather26-Apr-2011 06:24
Fabulous flight shot Walter. V
parallaxes26-Apr-2011 05:34
Perfect :^)
Gérard Koehl26-Apr-2011 04:44
Excellent... V
laine26-Apr-2011 04:42
A perfect duo...
FrankB26-Apr-2011 04:30
so does the "lens" factor!...great one....V :-)
Carol Breton26-Apr-2011 03:35
Beautifully shot, Walter. ~
eye2see26-Apr-2011 03:29
Perfect timing! ~v
an nguyen26-Apr-2011 03:00
Excellent work .
The Luck factor is not high as I see .
You have a good eyes and good patience .
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