The pelicans are very much part of the daily life of the Tuggerah Lake. They populate the lake and can be seen on sand bars, on fence posts, lamp posts, nesting along the shoreline and near every jetty where fishermen may choose to clean their catch. One of the main towns on the lake, The Entrance, has a pelican feeding each day at 3 pm near the town centre which is a popular tourist activity. it is managed by the Wildlife and Fisheries department and other feeding is generally discouraged. They are lovely graceful birds and every time I see them I think of a rhyme my mother and grandmother used to recite when I was a young child ...
It is by American poet Dixon Lanier Merritt
A funny old bird is a pelican.
His beak can hold more than his bellican.
Food for a week
He can hold in his beak,
But I don't know how the hellican.
I might add that they did not progress further than first couple of lines :) must have been protecting my innocent young ears!
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Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-23 2:04
hai la grande fortuna di vivere in un paese nel quale la natura si esprime al meglio e il popolo ha la capacità di rispettarla senza modificarla in peggio.
Hai la possibilità di godere di simili spettacoli naturali e la fortuna, grazie alle tue capacità fotografiche, di riprendere al meglio questi paesaggi per conservarli e riportarli alla memoria in qualsiasi momento.
In questa c'è anche la presenza del mondo animale e la composizione insieme alla tecnica la mette in particolare evidenza.
Un'altra delle tue belle proposte ricca nella definizione e nei colori.
Ciao e buona giornata
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-04-23 3:09
thats a stunning evening shot.love the sunset colors here,with nice silhouettes.great framing to.
williewhistler (16492) 2014-04-23 4:25
lovely use of the filter to emphasise the pinky blue colours of the evening sky.
With the so graceful shapes of the pelicans well placed amongst the posts it has a very serene and tranquil atmosphere about it.
One of our most favourite spots along the Central Coast.
Kind regards Les.
willperrett (11814) 2014-04-23 5:02
Lovely, calm evening atmosphere captured here. Thank goodness you used an ND grad; otherwise that sun area would have properly burnt out! Love the purple tones in the sky and reflected in the water. However the water is, I think Tuggerah Lake, which isn't in the Myall Lakes area, surely, which is north of Port Stephens. Plenty of pelicans there too, of course!
Sergiom (88317) 2014-04-23 5:11
J'aime beaucoup le temps d'exposition choisi, car il donne une très belle texture au coucher de soleil ainsi qu'à la surface de l'eau. Les oiseaux sont magnifiques et juste au bon endroit.
carlo62 (54986) 2014-04-23 5:15
composizione magnifica, i pali costituiscono una linea immaginaria che delimita perfettamente la presenza dei pellicani e il cielo, con i sui meravigliosi colori, crea un'atmosfera fantastica.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-23 5:16
this is exquisite! I love the naturally enticing lines and elements, but is the light and the Pellies that make it so special. Beautiful work!
Regards - B.
Royaldevon (43407) 2014-04-23 6:50
What a mood you have captured here.
It is peace and tranquillity personified!
The line of verticals is very important in the composition and works really well with the opposing lines of the colours.
Have a great day,
cornejo (46782) 2014-04-23 10:24
Hello Kathryn, great view of this group of pelicans in the beautiful sunset, beautifully captured in this beautiful photograph. An interesting image of a nice place, with good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
ourania (51079) 2014-04-24 1:46
a very lovely scene, I like very much the sense of depth and how the pelicans are placed in the frame, surrounded by silhouettes and colours. There's a fine perspective leading to the background and the wonderful, moody colour patterns add dynamism as well. You've achieved impressive definition and consistency in the colours of sky and reflections. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-04-24 8:46
Splendid composition at sunset with a nice calm atmosphere and great reflections on the water. Well done!
rychem (42630) 2014-04-24 8:54
This is a moody photo, beautiful scene and fantastic color combination, splendid photo
gildasjan (43824) 2014-04-25 10:36
L'image est soigneusement composée et le contraste fort est très agréable sous cette lumière.Une belle harmonie de teintes.
Silvio1953 (152991) 2014-04-25 13:52
Ciao Kathryn, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
photoray (13981) 2014-04-25 14:50
Fine sunset colorful scene of glassy Tuggerah Lake with the sky and water in varying hues and patterns, and a bonus with the majestic floating pelicans.
I had never heard the amusing pelican rhyme, but do enjoy it.
thanks for sharing,
annjackman (21903) 2014-04-26 2:21
I think that the diagonal line of posts against the smooth and gloriously coloured water are lovely. The pelicans are an extra bonus. A lovely piece of photography.
Kind Regards, Ann
tenretin (2657) 2014-05-02 0:42
C'est presque une photo surréaliste avec ces pélicans qui sortent on ne sait d'où.
C'est une belle image bien composé.
delpeoples (59774) 2014-05-18 20:07
Ahhh Kathryn, I can see why the is one of your happy places - and that of the pelicans. The light is stunning, giving that "fruit tingle" sky that is so eye-catching and so wonderfully exposed. Even if you'd cropped the sky completely out, this would be a magnificent photo, with the pelicans, the reflected sky in the water and those poles. With it, it's a breath-taking photo. Well done, and I wish you a happy week.
Hope you've recovered from the Lurgy
- Copyright: Kathryn Weir (kathryn_weir) (2056)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5 D Mark II, 17-40mm canon, Lee ND grad filter
- Exposure: f/11, 1/20 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-23 1:58