Photo a Day Challenge


We found one of the tiny islands of Thousand Island Nature Center crowded with pelicans.

19 responses

  1. Looks like a raft of Pelicans. Is one called Huck Finn mayhaps.

    May 24, 2012 at 5:19 am

  2. Neat composition – I like the bands of color and the way you chose the shape of the frame around the subject. Very nice.

    May 24, 2012 at 7:33 am

  3. thellino

    Would like to see those pelikans in wildlife!

    May 24, 2012 at 7:43 am

  4. Hi Lois,
    Awesome picture! Love it. Have a great day!


    May 24, 2012 at 8:31 am

  5. Tammy

    Loving the artistic approach you took in processing…..looks like those pelicans are enjoying their day!

    May 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

  6. Lovely shot and great processing.

    May 24, 2012 at 9:22 am

  7. I love when they cluster up like this.

    May 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

  8. wonderful and beautiful photo, I’ve never seen a Pelican in real life, must be amazing and their chatter what is it like I wonder?

    May 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

  9. The processing is lovely, but it’s the composition that makes this: the way it’s stratified, the horizontal layers of alternating tones, along with the dynamic tension of the varying geometry of each layer.

    May 24, 2012 at 8:17 pm

  10. I like how the line of birds coincides with the straightness of the shoreline. Is this the St Lawrence River?

    May 25, 2012 at 6:37 am

    • The Fox River at Thousand Island Nature Center, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

      May 25, 2012 at 6:48 am

      • Great photo. Topaz?

        May 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

      • Yes . . . Topaz with a few tweaks and a bit of masking.

        May 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

  11. Madelaine

    Beautiful shot with gorgeous processing….awesome!

    May 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

  12. This is amazing!
    Love the tones, and the post processing!

    May 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

  13. A really wonderful image. This is a prize winner for sure.

    May 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm

  14. Such a fine image of amazing birds. I’m always surprised that they aren’t just salt water birds.

    May 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

  15. interesting processing on this – love the horizontal structure

    May 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  16. Great find and capture…like the ‘layered’ look in this image

    May 31, 2012 at 2:57 am

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