I’m back home now and have my external hard drives unpacked and back in place on my desktop, so I’m now able to get to and edit more images from the just-concluded “Wintering Bald Eagles” photo workshop. Today’s post features the single American White Pelican (that I featured in yesterday’s post) that we photographed on our last 1/2 day of the workshop.
Although it took this guy a long time, he finally managed to capture a rather large fish. Here are a few images that I captured of the event:
An enlarged photo shows the backlighting through the pelican’s pouch, and the fish halfway in and halfway out:
Oh, and the “release”? After all this effort and giving the small workshop group such a wonderful show, the fish escaped out of the pelican’s pouch when he lowered his head into the water (maybe he needed some water to help “wash down” his prized catch?):
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 560mm
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 3200 (shot at this high ISO to keep shutter speed at 1/2000 sec., via Shutter Priority mode)
- Aperture f/9
- Shutter 1/2000 sec.