Tag Archives: Pelicans

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Threes:

“A three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather:

  1. An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
  2. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
  3. A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.”

Yes, I think I should be able to do that…

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More photos of Florida pelicans are here and here.

Pelicans on Display

By Vladimir Brezina

Put in a few pilings, or a dock, and they will come…

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(click on any photo to start slideshow)

All in St. Pete Beach, Florida, February 2013.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Love.

And there’s one set of photos that comes to mind straight away :-)

Some of you have seen them before, and I apologize. I promise not to show them again (any time soon, anyway)… I guess I’ll have to find something else for Valentine’s Day!

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The full set of photos is here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Together.

And even though I’ve posted them already, not too long ago, I just have to use these—

The full series of photos is here.

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Other nice “Together” interpretations:

Finials: A Photoessay

By Vladimir Brezina

Fierce eagles on top of poles are a grand imperial convention

but in Florida every pole has on it a bird

that is not an eagle, but (usually) a pelican.

They perform, preen

or just sleep.

Pas de Deux

By Vladimir Brezina

Performers: Two Brown Pelicans, Pelecanus occidentalis

(It’s nice to think that they were a male and a female. But it’s very hard to tell male and female pelicans apart by external appearance alone.)

Venue: A piling just off John’s Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach, Florida (near St. Petersburg, on the Gulf coast)

Date: February 23, 2012, as the sun set…

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Pelicans

By Vladimir Brezina

Every time I travel south, I look forward to seeing pelicans once again. Some birds are just irresistibly idiosyncratic, and pelicans are. (Herons and egrets are, too.)  Everything about them is fascinating to watch…

… the way they are revealed by the gray dawn sitting silently on pilings

… the way they fly in formation as the sun rises out of the sea

… the way they skim low over the water

… the way they sit right on the dock, at ease with their human neighbors

(These photos were taken at Glover’s Reef Atoll, Belize; at Amelia Island, Florida; and near Fort Myers, Florida. More photos from those locations are respectively here, here, and here.)