Pelican

Soaring low, directly overhead, near Sydney Airport.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 10th January 2010, This photo: 3:31pm

Comments

  • bradchiplin said:
    Nice shot David.
    You were in a very vulnerable position if it decided dump its payload! :P
  • accesser said:
    Uncropped wow lucky shot considering the fixed length of the 400mm is fixed
  • David de Groot said:
    Good point! I've seen the results of aerial bombardment from pelicans, it's not pretty.
    Aye, we were waiting for the A380 and I saw a large shadow on the ground, so looked up and there he was.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Yep - on base leg I would say, probably going through the pre landing checklist prior to turning short final and setup for landing.
    You can see that the flaps are at 15 degrees, the gear has not yet been extended and the trolley dolly's are still preparing the cabin. :-)
  • looby88 said:
    a very strange bird is the pelican, his beak can hold more than his belly can.... or something like that
    fishy gloop wouldnt have been funny, at least not for the recipient, no doubt anyone else would have been doubled up with laughter !
    A very fine photo David
  • Out_and_About said:
    Love Pelicans and this is a great shot taken from a most unusual angle!
  • divdude007(Harendra) said:
    Great shot, very unique angle.
  • einesonne said:
    love it!
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Or this could be the real Sydney Underbelly
  • David de Groot said:
    ;-)
    I must say, the one time I did witness such an event, it was indeed rather amusing for the rest of us ;-)
    I tried for some decent take-off images, but that didn't happen, but was reasonably content with this one.
    Thanks!
    haha ! Indeed! Who knows what he's been stashing in that bill of his eh ?
  • SkattyKat said:
    Nice capture Dave
    love the light in the wing feathers