Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pic of the Day

Brwon Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis:  La Jolla, California
     While I have been "West Coasting it up," I stopped at La Jolla with a friend to photograph Brown Pelicans.  Much more colorful that the eastern race, the west coast birds have a brillant red and green pouch.  these birds are accustom to people and perch no more than ten or twelve feet from the tourist who come to see them.  I was shooting a 500mm lens to blur the background as much as possible, so I had to back-up to frame the bird.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/2500 sec. @ f7.1, ISO 800