Pelicans are a genus of large water birds comprising the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing. They have predominantly pale plumage, the exceptions being the Brown and Peruvian Pelicans. The bills, pouches and bare facial skin of all species become brightly coloured before the breeding season. (From Wikipedia)
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jacquest (18811) 2014-05-27 7:17
We are both in animal portrait this morning. Good shot here of this pelican with sharp details especially of the head with this detailed eye looking at you.
rychem (24576) 2014-05-27 8:52
Beautiful pelican and beautiful detailed portrait, this bird look like embarrassed, very nice shot
annjackman (20117) 2014-05-27 10:27
What a handsome bird this is! Love the way that you have just given a head and shoulders almost like a human portrait and beautifully set against a plain BG. Lovely clarity.
Kind Regards, Ann
mesutilgim (86066) 2014-05-27 14:16
What a nice portrait of this "wise" head !
Very good crop.
TFS and best regards
Miguel82 (24693) 2014-05-27 18:25
Fine close up it's really an eerie bird species Eleu, highly specialized to capture fishes, neat picture, natural hues, greetings
cornejo (32722) 2014-05-28 9:21
Eleu Hello, very nice portrait of this interesting pelican, beautifully captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Cricri (108037) 2014-05-29 3:02
Superbe portrait, netteté et couleurs extraordinaire, il semble vous regarde :-)
abmdsudi (44262) 2014-05-29 9:32
An exceptionally fine closeup work, is a wonderful pelican portrait and one of your best avian images. The lighting and colours spot on - and a very intense expression with the amazing eye contact! Wonderful how such a small head supports such a large beak. Great portrait. TFS
Silvio1953 (124609) 2014-05-30 14:03
Ciao Eleu, great portrait of lovely pelicam , fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio