Pelican shots

in #animalphotography2 years ago

For today i want to share these shots of the pelicans i made at the Amersfoort Zoo. There is a great large pelican population who have a great habitat with a lot of green ground spots around a large pond where they can swim and fish (see this wednesdaywalk post). Besides that the animals have a nice large habitat there are also a lot of viewing points created so you can watch all the animals from different angels.
Hope you like these clicks.

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Full shot Starting this series with an eye close-up with the pond surface as background

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Full shotThe two in these shots kept swimming together the whole time i was observing the pelicans

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Full shot This one walked up to this diving spot, from here the pelicans jumped into the water after some time on the shore

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Full shot I liked that i got him with the open beak like this

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Full shot One angry looking bird

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Full shot No idea what this bird was doing but i am pleased that i got these shots of him blowing up it's "tongue"

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Full shot Using your neck as a resting point for your beak.

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Full shot And some more pelican clicks

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It has become quite a large post this as many shots made from these birds turned out great and i didn't want to make a selection out of these shots.

Gear: Nikon D5500
Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF ED
Edit: Lightroom

Unless stated otherwise all photos used in my posts are taken and owned by myself, if you wish to use any of my images please contact me
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Very nice shots, @tijntje 😊
The first photo with the close-up of the Pelican's head is especially cool.

Thank you so much @johannpiber. I also think that's a great shot therefore i made it the first shot in this post as an eye catcher 🙂

You're welcome @tijntje - this photo is really an eye catcher in the truest sense of the word.

Great shots of the Pelicans and their many stances. Love how they blow up their tongue. U&R

Thank you so much @redheadpei for your nice comment and U&R!

Beautiful shots

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Agree all great shots. Like the mouth open ones :-)

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You caught some good shots of the loudmouth 👏

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Thanks for your visit and kind comment @sketch.and.jam

What brilliant shots of these are Pelican birds i have never seen inside the mouth of a Pelican now i know it looks damn ugly .....haha :)

Thank you @hangin. It was also a first for me too see the inside and i agree not very photo worthy 😁

Haha...well we have that in common...lol :)

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These are all very beautiful! How I wish I could do this, my shots are all shoddy.
I have also been featured in this @ocd edition, that's how I came across this entry of yours.

Thank you very much @owasco for your visit and comment. I have been on a workshop zoo animal photography where I got a lot of tips. And a mayor upgrade in my gear also helped. I have looked at your post about toothache after the mention but still have to read it proper, is on my to read list.