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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Watery Wednesday, Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot (Animals) / Pelicans on the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California USA

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These feet just arrived for a landing on the Santa Monica Pier.

They belong to this lovely creature.

 I can't help it.  
I have to photograph every pelican I see.
Their sweet eyes are irresistible.




This one is a beauty!





I love these fabulous birds with the great personalities!


The theme is "animals."

29 comments:

James said...

They really are nice birds and you took some great shots. It seems like there are more pelicans these days.

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J Bar said...

Charming.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jama said...

You took such beautiful photos of the birds! I love it.

Carletta said...

Very impressive shots Carolyn!
That first one could be a scene from a Jurassic Park movie. :) I love it and the fifth shot especially.
My what a wingspan!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Awesome, Carolyn! Those up close ones are really great, the feet are cute too :) Looks like he was really enjoying his photoshoot!

Randi said...

What a magnificent captures! Absolutely stunning!

Luna said...

Great shot!!!!!
Top macros!
Happy Watery Wednesday..Luna

eileeninmd said...

Awesome closeups of the Pelcian. I love the feet and the eyes. Great captures.

Hootin' Anni said...

Me too, me too!!! Y'know tho, this is the first time I've ever seen a pelican land on something that is so narrow as the bar in your first photo.

I have a slide show of pelicans on my blog just three entries down. I love 'em too.

And on my photo blog I added a pelican photo. LOL


Here's My Watery Wednesday

Carol said...

Beautiful shots of the pelicans. I also love pelicans, you caught wonderful close ups.

lina@happy family said...

Carolyn... those are stunning pictures of pelican birds...
Thanks for sharing these amazing ones and thanks for dropping by :)

Pam said...

Your shots really do show off their pleasant faces, Carolyn. It took me a few minutes to figure out that the first shot was his feet on the railing, Well done!

Michael said...

You are right - they have lots of personality. Nice shots.

Denise said...

The pelican is one of my favorite birds and you have captured him well in this fantastic series of photographs. Thanks Carolyn :)

Ebie said...

Pelicans always elude me, never seen so many! They look so pretty with their close ups!

Guy D said...

Impressive shots Carolyn, what a unique bird.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I could not say why
pelicans were whispering
while the dolphins danced.

Koi

Ann said...

What a great photo of the close-up of the pelican's web. You got me hungry. The feet look like duck feet which is a chinese delicacy.

Evelyn Howard said...

Fantastic photos - wow, nice details.

Shannon said...

WOW-zahs! I am LOVING those pelican portraits! You should send one in to a magazine! :)

NatureFootstep said...

they really look cool. And you have captured them so well. :)

Carly said...

Hi Carolyn :)

You made my day with these. :) I find Pelicans fascinating to photograph! I love the way you photographed them, I especially loved the last photo! :) VERY WELL DONE!!!

-Carly

Regina said...

Amazing creature. Beautiful captures.

happily retired gal said...

I love pelicans and I love, love, love this post!!!! Magnificent views ;-)

I enjoyed the colorful captures from the Crystal Cove tunnel too ... well done!
Hugs and blessings,

jr cline said...

Lovely pelican photos. I haven't seen one in person in several years.

Suzanne R said...

I wish we had pelicans in this area. They are such handsome birds, and you photographed them so beautifully!

Nesa said...

what an amazing series of photographs. I love how you focused on all the areas of a pelcian and brought beauty to a bird some never get to see. great job

Mike said...

Nice. I've never seen a pelican in person. That's what I get for living in the midwest I guess. :)