A pelican taking a bath is a noisy affair. Pier 19 in Galveston is a good place to watch the splashing spectacle of the brown pelicans cleaning their feathers.

For a clear shot, I try to keep the focus on the bird's eye with a medium aperture of f/10 to f/13, and a short exposure of about 1/800 in order to freeze the action.

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U W

Where is the clear shot you speak of?

irenea
Irene Amiet

I, as most wildlife photographers, define a "clear shot" by the clarity of an animal's eye. The blurring of wings is a way to show motion. Depending on the aperture setting this can be more or less, depending on your artistic vision.

U W

Haha I think you are using "wildlife photographer" a little loosely in describing yourself! I would be embarrassed if I posted something like this! The light is horrible and the only thing clear is the eye! Lol

U W

Just looked at it again... The picture is overexposed as well and the eyes aren't clear either.

irenea
Irene Amiet

Thank you for sharing your opinion

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