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

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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


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: 2888
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?


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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