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My, what a big mouth you have...
My, what a big mouth you have...
RitaD


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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Jan 31, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1500
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 454
Avg (all users): 6.8072
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.6875
Avg (non-participants): 7.0556
Views since voting: 2553
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 166
Comments: 33
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/11/2009 12:38:03 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 6th place!
02/10/2009 03:31:54 AM
I've been pondering getting a shot looking down a Pelican's beak while it had it open for food. Got a fright when I seen this one. You've done an awesome job. Well done. ps. I like the Pelicans too, we have a fair few Australian one's around here.
02/09/2009 01:42:46 PM
Fantastic shot! Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
02/08/2009 02:46:38 PM
Thanks for all the great comments! I love to photograph birds and especially pelicans! They are one of my favorite birds as they are both beautiful and somewhat cumbersome in their appearance. This was a last hour entry, as my computer crashed and I almost missed the deadline. As with most of my wildlife shots, this was a lucky capture. We arrived at feeding time for them and this one bird, in particular was a great fisherman!
02/08/2009 10:57:34 AM
Great! Awesome capture
02/08/2009 09:30:58 AM
Fantastic capture!! Congratulations!
02/08/2009 02:45:56 AM
One of my three 10's. I'm absolutely amazed this didn't ribbon, though of course you did very well with it :-) But still, this is so utterly, triumphantly, outrageously in-your-face, giving us more knowledge, in a single image, of the details of pelican dining than we've ever dreamed of having.

HOW could this have been improved? It's essentially flawless, the trans-luminance of the sac is stunningly effective, the jumping anchovies are so alive...

(And yes, they *are* anchovies, in case you happened to have been wondering)
02/08/2009 01:14:50 AM
Rita - you're on a roll with hungry, wild animals! Great shot and congrats on 6th!
02/08/2009 12:17:11 AM
very impressive .. congrats on a great place in the free study .. :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 09:07:41 PM
Impressive timing. Nicely done with the color and detail here. Curious though, do they close their eyes when in this stage of eating?
02/07/2009 01:31:22 PM
that is an amazing catch! I wonder how many shots it took you to get this :D
02/07/2009 11:21:55 AM
Great capture!
02/06/2009 11:47:35 AM
Wow! great shot
02/05/2009 10:13:14 AM
That's amazing! Great timing to catch those poor fish still struggling and the water splashing. I'd dodge a bit of catchlight in the pelican's eyes so they don't look so much like black holes, lighten up the midtones a tad and dodge the face a little to bring out more detail. But I'm in awe of your timing!
02/04/2009 11:32:25 PM
Great capture, lucky you
02/04/2009 03:12:48 PM
Pelicans make me laugh every time I see them. Nice photo.
02/03/2009 01:27:08 PM
Hey mom! Hey Mom! Mom. Mom? mom. Mom! Mom. Hey mom. Look. Look mom. Mom? look. Mom? look mom. Mom look. Mom? Hey mom! Look. Mom. Look. Mom?

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE HARRY, WHAT!?

I just ate some seafood! See? FOOD!

Go to your room Harry.
02/03/2009 08:53:21 AM
great timing!!!
02/03/2009 07:25:39 AM
WOWOWOWOWOo, amazing shot, wow, just can not say enough wow's, get it into Print!!! 10
02/03/2009 12:00:28 AM
Now there's a unique shot. One that you don't see everyday. Or ever in my case. Imagine having a huge fish scooper attached to your lower jaw. You could just scoop up a school of tasty fish, swallow and be done for the day. I think this one deserves a 10 just because it's a great capture.
:)
02/02/2009 10:22:21 AM
Timing is everything! Well done. I wonder how long you had to wait, and how many takes until you got this beauty. 8
02/02/2009 05:31:05 AM
7 - Wow, excellent capture - just wish the image pp had a little more pop overall.
02/01/2009 10:16:08 PM
What a great capture! Congratulations!!
02/01/2009 09:25:45 PM
WOW! Great timing!
02/01/2009 09:05:39 PM
That's an awesome capture! perfect timing, good focus and nice color. Well done!
02/01/2009 03:07:06 PM
What a catch!

(not voting)
02/01/2009 12:40:22 PM
I always wondering what was in there, he's a good fisherman, there is a lot to like about this but I am not so certain it has an artistic quality I would hang on a wall...great as a documentary.
02/01/2009 08:35:01 AM
Good capture
02/01/2009 06:08:28 AM
wow! what wonderful timing. 8 , lighting just a little harsh
02/01/2009 01:14:30 AM
Very nice capture.
02/01/2009 01:11:25 AM
wow, this puts all other pelican shots on DPC to shame! my first 10
02/01/2009 01:02:03 AM
Wow - what an excellent capture!
02/01/2009 12:20:04 AM
Well captured


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