Caribbean Pelican
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rhulbert

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This photo was made on the Nikonian Ultimate Travel Workshop the past year in the Caribbean. I used a D3 camera with a 500mm Nikon lens on a Gitzo Tripod with a Wimberly head. The aperture was left wide open at f/4 to reduce the depth of field. I used Shutter Priority to insure a 1/1000 of a second shutter speed to freeze the action. The resulting ISO was 1100. I waited for almost two hours for the Pelican to "take off," but finally he only yawned. The quality of the light shining through its thin skin contrasts nicely with the background. The blue background is the hull of the freshly paint Semester at Sea Cruise ship that was getting ready to depart. The Challenge was to photograph the bird with a complementary background in great light so as to focus the attention on a relatively unique view of the Pelican.
· Date: Sat 12-November-2011 · Views: 2125 · Filesize: 68.4kb, 181.8kb · Dimensions: 1200 x 928 ·
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Keywords: Caribbean Pelican
Camera: D3
Lens and Filters: 500mm
Film and/or ISO: 1100
Aperture: f/4
Shutterspeed: 1/1000
Location: Caribbean Port
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EYEBALLER


Location: Sterling Heights MI US
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Sat 12-November-2011 11:21 Rating: 9 

NICE SHOT - YOU CAPTURED THE MOMENT IN TIME OF HIS BIG BEEK OPEN AGAINST A COLORFUL BLUE BACK DROP.
rhulbert

Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest  A member who has mastery of the art and science and is nominated by the moderators team because of their contribution to the community in addition to their expertise  Awarded to Nikonians members whose articles have been published at the Resources


Location: North Vancouver BC CA
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Sun 13-November-2011 09:40

Thanks for the kind comment.


Rick