Skywatch Friday: Looks Easy


From December 30, 2011
I was the pelican stalker in Surf City for a few nights last week. Fisherman would dump their bait overboard before taking their boats out of the water, and the pelicans were making the most of a free and easy meal. They put on quite a performance. Now and again, some cormorants would come in for a landing and bob around the big guys, who could not be bothered with the birds that didn't meet the height requirement on that ride.

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  1. Oh I don't see these beautiful creatures nearly enough! Super in flight capture!!

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  2. If this doesn't look like a flying dinosaur I don't know what does. Great shot. Happy SWF.

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  3. Anonymous8:57 AM

    Wow - what a fantastic shot!

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  4. I like that name pelican stalker...lol!

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  5. Anonymous11:44 AM

    Well Pelican Stalker-you got a great shot : )

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  6. Delightful ideas you show with your masterful shots! this a a particularly inspiring one, Sandy

    Aloha from Waikiki
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  7. Fantastic shot of the pelican!

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  8. Oh, a terrific capture indeed, Sandy! I do love that happy looking pelican! Perfect against those lovely skies! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  9. What a great shot. I love pelicans :)

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  10. what a GREAT shot! love it!

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  11. What a fantastic picture!! We don't have pelicans here. First, before I went to your blog, I thought maybe it was a plane.. :D

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  12. Fantastic shot for SWF!I hope you had a good start into the new year and have a nice weekend!

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  13. Anonymous5:32 PM

    Your writing amazes just like your pictures !


    daily athens photo

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  14. Wow! Such a wonderful capture!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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  15. Great capture, Sandy! I just love watching the Pelicans! Happy skywatching and have a great weekend!

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  16. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Excellent shot Sandy! Have a wonderful weekend.

    ~Antonette

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  17. now this is a great shot.

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  18. Beautifully captured!

    Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

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  19. Whoa! Great timing and a fantastic capture.

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  20. Pelicans are so ungainly and funny looking when perched on something but they are such graceful fliers and gliders.

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  21. Beautiful capture! Happy sky watching.

    Skywatch

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  22. Gorgeouw, the pelican banking to come in for a landing.

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  23. This capture makes the bird look prehistoric, a fun shot.

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  24. So cute. You have such a talent for capturing these photos. I lingered on this one for a few moments. It's delightful.

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  25. What a delightful capture!

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  26. They make it look so easy !! Once again you were in the right place at the right time !

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  27. Gorgeous photo...Wow!!

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  28. Your wait for good pictures was well worth it. - Margy

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  29. looked like a smooth landing.

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  30. Anonymous4:15 AM

    Truly awesome shot! So cool to capture the flight from the front :)
    Amazing shot!
    Happy New year :D

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  31. Anonymous10:07 AM

    That'd be my dream shot. It's beautiful!!!

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