Iluka Pelican by girlie

Iluka Pelican

Please check out with the magnifier.
Another one taken the other day when I had my camera with me for a change. Australian pelicans, with their massive wingspan and huge bills, are stunning birds in flight and I was pleased to be able to capture this one above the boats in the Iluka marina.
Wow that a great snap and view
May 16th, 2013  
Robin , I swear you are training these birds to pose for you in mid flight. What a cool action shot.
May 16th, 2013  
This is just fantastic, Robin--to capture it in flight wow. Truly a stunning bird.
May 16th, 2013  
Cool. What a great capture. I was amzed when i saw these birds for the first time in Queensland. I had no idea they even lived in Australia, and there they were casually haning out on the canals.
May 16th, 2013  
What a wonderful composition, Robin. Nice job capturing him in flight!
May 16th, 2013  
@carolinedreams That's interesting; I had no idea there were no kiwi pelicans! When I Googled, I found this article about some Aussie pelicans setting up residence in NZ at Wairoa River. There have been smaller numbers that have made it across the ditch before, too, apparently: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10828790
May 16th, 2013  
@girlie Oh how interesting. I very rarely travel to the Kaipara though I have old firends up there. However it's very cool to see pelicans so I may have to add it into an Auckland trip at some point.
May 16th, 2013  
What a gorgeous bird
May 16th, 2013  
Great capture! They are amazing birds.
May 16th, 2013  
I love pelicans, this is a lovely one
May 16th, 2013  
FAV for me. awesome action capture.
May 16th, 2013  
Stunting and beautiful. A wonderful capture
May 16th, 2013  
Excellent capture!
May 17th, 2013  
Great shot!
May 17th, 2013  
Pam
Wow! This is awesome!
May 18th, 2013  
Wow this is fantastic magnified brilliant capture a fav
May 18th, 2013  
Gorgeous shot, that is a huge wingspan
May 24th, 2013  
great image! i enjoyed going through a few of your pics. love the views from your neck of the woods.
May 26th, 2013  
instant wonderful fav, great timing
May 27th, 2013  
Terrific capture Robin (nice to see you BTW!)..fav from me!
May 28th, 2013  
just calling in to say gidday! xx
June 9th, 2013  
Beautifully captured floating over the boats.
June 14th, 2013  
Oh wow!
November 29th, 2013  
I miss you, Robin!
January 5th, 2014  
Thank you for visiting my page! I see you are also busy with life, as am I :-) Will continue to look out for your photos whenever I get the time. Keep well.
February 20th, 2014  
Just dropped in to say Hi and see if you have posted :)
July 11th, 2014  
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