I was fortunate to be able to photograph this beautiful pelican on the marvelous Murray River in beautiful Mildura. It was a simple matter of setting the camera to a relatively fast shutter speed, balancing exposure and firing off a few shots as the bird swam past.
What a feeling to be so close to such a wonderful creature. Pelican’s are remarkable and their antics make them great fun to watch.
The textural qualities of the water and the bird’s black and white plumage determined that a black-and-white rendering was appropriate. I added a vignette around the outside edge of the frame to help lead the eye towards the pelican and enhance the feeling of light closer to the centre of the image.
Image processing was conducted in Adobe Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.
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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography