Thursday, April 3, 2008

Pelican pals

This pair of Brown Pelicans came flying by the other day, just looking for something to eat. I love to watch them skim just inches over the water looking for fish, but they move so fast, I have never been able to get a clear picture of them doing that. When they are standing on the ground, they look so awkward, but when they are skimming, they are the epitomy of grace.

-- steve buser


Kenonline said...

Nice photos! Nice blog!

Southern Heart said...

I love your pelican photos, Steve.

When we were in FL, I managed to get a few photos of the pelicans diving and hitting the water. DH loves the pelicans, so I wanted to get some nice ones for him (with a point-n-shoot...LOL). I was showing DS the good ones I captured, and he laughed and said "yeah, it only took you about 75 photos to get those". Sad, but true. That's why I haven't weeded them out for Flickr yet.

Rambling Round said...

Wow! They are beautiful soaring against that blue sky.

Lynette said...

Super shot, Steve. I'm especially proud to see it since it illustrates an important part in the Dave Robicheaux novel I finished reading earlier today, "Crusader's Cross." I know that eventually you will get a skimming photo. I wonder if your camera has a sport setting if that would work to capture them in their glory? I use it to take photos of flowers blowing in the wind.