Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Pretty much what it says on the label. :) A pair of pelicans.
I have always liked birds. I don't know why, as I naturally keep very different hours from the bulk of the avian class. These pelicans for example were captured first thing in the morning, when most birds are at their most active. "The early bird gets the worm" is an expression for a very good reason. Birds, for the most part, rise with the sun. Pelicans are no exception.
While humans tend to persecute them for various reasons, as a photographer I find them to be surprisingly graceful. Their awkward immediate appearance, especially while feeding, gives a very false impression of what beauty and elegance pelicans actually are capable of. I hope to have captured some of that in this photo.