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Who can? PELI-CAN!!!…

Pelican on a Pole

This little photo was taken from the Puerto Morelos (Mexico) pier.  Apparently there is ALWAYS a pelican on that specific pole.  Seriously.  I’ve heard this mentioned on numerous travel blogs…he (she?) even shows up in lots of pictures in Google!!  My theory is that he’s (she’s?) just a bird trying to catch his (her?) big beak…er…break… in these hard times.  You know, just trying to get his (her?) picture out there and hopefully be scouted by a top bird modeling agency.  I mean, look at those wings!!  And that arch in his (her?) neck!  So perfect!

Now, in all seriousness…oh, heck.  How can one be serious when making a post devoted to pelicans?  Is it just me, or do you find yourself a bit giggly when you think about those birds?  Okay, maybe its just me.  Anyhoo, I played around with the tint in Photoshop and decided that sepia (rather than color) suited the photo quite well.  Precisely the feel I was aiming for.  And I think it brings out his (her?) features wonderfully and thus increases his (her?) chances of getting that big break.  C’mon America’s Next Top Pelican, this is your bird.  Oh…yes…of course it was taken with the trusty Canon Powershot G7!!

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6 responses

  1. You are going to end up with a big camera and a big lens…the photo has a nice, different feel. Good job.

    October 3, 2009 at 9:56 am

    • Thank you! I’m glad you picked up on that different feel to the photo…I was certainly feeling it and was hoping others would, too. As for the big camera and big lens…perhaps in the future!

      October 3, 2009 at 11:57 am

  2. such a cute shot!!!

    October 25, 2009 at 11:59 pm

  3. amazing amazing! =)

    June 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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