The fun never stops. This week:
And, of course, those magnificent birds!
pelicans in the mist … more like red mist descending. HaHa
Barbara – I haven’t seen that usage for “anger” before.
Very clever, Isabel. You have succeeded in producing continuity in a fantastic narrative. The comedic lines sometimes distract from their magnificence and the artistry of some of your photos. These birds deserve both memes and you have caught them deftly.
Laurna – Thanks kindly. Very kindly.
Isabel, you found a gaggle or horde or herd of pelicans to play with! Wow, for your pictures and your movie!
Mary – I did! On two days in a row – and I bet they’re still there, fishing just below the dam. Glad you enjoyed it.
For me, the most iconic image of pelicans (which, I admit, I have never managed to catch on camera) is the “splat” as they hit the water fishing — beak open, wings and legs flailing. It’s not like a gannet, which goes in like a javelin. Or like ducks and geese, who come in with landing gear extended. It’s more like a feathered mistake, from which the pelican emerges with its beak filled with water. And when the water drains off, presto, there’s a fish in there somewhere!
Jim – We saw them diving/fishing in the Galapagos (starting from about 20 feet in the air- maybe more) and you’re right, it’s very impressive. (It makes you wonder whether pelicans can be concussed.) Alas, I’ve never caught it in a photo, either. These were on a river so there was no diving from a great height, just a very intent circling and then, sploosh, ass over teakettle, as they ducked down to try to catch a fish.
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Posted: 25 Jun
Posted: 25 Jun 2020
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