While in Texas this past winter, I saw a lot of American White Pelicans that were wintering on the Aransas NWR. Early one morning, we had a nice layer of fog settle over the refuge, where we came upon some pelicans.
In this image, a large group of white, wading birds were busy feeding in the refuge pool. The group was mostly American White Pelicans, but a small handful of Great Egrets were present, as well as some small shorebirds:
As we slowly made our way along the coast, we came upon a pair of American White Pelicans that were close to us and busy foraging:
I’ll be sharing some more pelican images in upcoming posts.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D Mark II body
- Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 800
- Aperture f/6.3 (top image) and f/8 (bottom image)
- Shutter 1/2500 sec. (top image) and 1/800 sec. (bottom image)