Brown Pelicans on the Gulf of Mexico

Adult Brown Pelican in breeding plumage

Adult Brown Pelican in breeding plumage – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/750, ISO 160, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

The forecast is calling for snow today and there is already a heavy cloud cover so looked back through my files and found some Brown Pelican images taken on a warm February morning in Florida to post today. Brown Pelicans along the coast in Florida are very common and even though they were I tried not to overlook them as subjects for my photography while I lived there.

Adult Brown Pelican floating on the Gulf of MexicoAdult Brown Pelican floating on the Gulf of Mexico – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/640, ISO 160, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

For all of these images I was laying on the sand of the shoreline to obtain a low angle perspective, I wanted to be eye level with the pelicans.

Brown Pelicans on the Gulf of MexicoBrown Pelicans on the Gulf of Mexico – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/640, ISO 160, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

In this last image I like how the out of focus pelican in the background adds a feeling of depth to this frame and how the beautiful color of the Gulf of Mexico helps the Brown Pelican in the foreground to stand out.

Mia

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