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Getting Up Early is for the Birds! - Thumper
February 8th, 2011
01:27 pm

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Getting Up Early is for the Birds!
... and that's one of the few reasons I will get myself up at 0-dark-thirty... to get into position to get some bird pictures when the first morning light hits the rocky point where they hang out.

Here are a few from a camera club shoot this morning:

A Pelican coming in for a landing




... just sittin' on the rocks


When they're preening and grooming, they sometimes do one of these stretches


A seagull cruising by


A cormorant bringing some nesting material back home

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From:auntconi
Date:February 9th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
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Fantastic photos ~ I really love "the pelican coming in for a landing"
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From:thumper
Date:February 10th, 2011 07:59 am (UTC)
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That one kind of jumped out at me too... when reviewing the images, that's the first one I picked out to process. :)
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From:pasticcio
Date:February 9th, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
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I love pelicans.
Thank you. :D
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From:thumper
Date:February 10th, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
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You're very welcome! :)
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From:shoo
Date:February 9th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
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awwww those are GREAT!

Have you ever taken that amphibious boat cruise through that harbor to Point Loma and back? More great photo ops.
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From:thumper
Date:February 10th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
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Never taken that cruise... I did take something similar to that once on a trip to Florida. The photo ops are tempered by the fact that they have a schedule to keep and can't pause much in one place to accommodate the crazy photographer who sees something he wants to spend the next 15 minutes shooting. :)
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From:wens
Date:February 9th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)

Definitely NOT for the birds!

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These are awesome. My favorite is no. 2! :D
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From:thumper
Date:February 10th, 2011 08:02 am (UTC)

Re: Definitely NOT for the birds!

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Pelicans in their mating colors are some pretty damned handsome birds, aren't they?
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