Friday, November 14, 2008

Pelican Dance (Sky Watch Friday)

Pelicans cruising over Bluff Cove.
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24 comments:

AphotoAday said...

They really are quite elegant flyers aren't they?

Migs CFL fan said...

Lovely nature shot. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Grammy said...

I love the birds in the shot.

Sally said...

whoooooosh, swoooooooop, wheeeeeeeeeeeeee....

Aileni said...

They might look a little clownish but there is nothing daft about their flying. Pure poetry.

Powell River Books said...

Hi Tash - Our paths cross again. Have a margarita for me at the Red Onion. Cool pelicans. Just for the fun of it I had a seagull post yesterday. We have herons, but I haven't seen a pelican here in Powell River yet. Great post. -- Margy

altadenahiker said...

These guys have a great choreographer. (And a darned good photographer.) Curious, the bird right and mid-under have beaks pointing toward heaven, and birds left and mid-top perhaps have less lofty goals in mind.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Pelicans create a more comical silhouette compared to the more delicately boned egret friends

Uma por Dia said...

Beautiful. Great photo!

Marie-Noyale said...

I like the two in the middle:
looks like a Ballet...or 2 acrobats on a trapeze.

Jackie said...

What a stunning picture - absolutely fantastic.

lisasarsfield said...

Awesome!! I've seen birds flying before ofcourse but never the sillouete of pelicans.

marley said...

I never even knew pelicans flew! I thought they were like Ostriches!

Petrea said...

This is a glorious shot, this is a great blog, and you are a wonderful person.

Hope said...

This is a beautiful shot....the true beauty of pelicans revealed in this shot.

Laurie said...

Oh Tash, this is stunning. Simply amazing that you were able to capture them in silhouette like this so clearly. Beautiful!!!

Hyde DP said...

Saw some pelicans the other day at Blackpool Zoo - it was belting down with rain and neither they nor we were very happy - didn't stop to photograph them!

Katney said...

We have white pelicans which summer in the Yakima River area. They seem to be rather social birds--I don't think I have ever seen just one on his own. In flight, I have not thought of them as dancing--more a precision flying team like the Blue Angels except quieter.

Carrie Hayes said...

Great shot!

babooshka said...

These are incredible. One of the best skywatch this week.

Maya said...

They DO look like they are dancing. What a great shot!

tr3nta said...

great capture here!!! bravo

Creative Vignettes said...

What a wonderful moment you captured! Lovely! ;-)

PJ said...

I have a great love for seabirds and this is just fabulous.