Pelicans In The Great Lakes

Someone said they had seen pelicans in Green Bay Wisconsin, but I didn't believe it. And then.............

Posted by Ruth Rittichier on Thu, 06/14/12 10:02
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Comments by Ruth Rittichier on Thu, 06/14/12 10:05

Here's one of them in flight.

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Thu, 06/14/12 10:21

I find the pelican to be a very photogenic bird that works well both in color and a b&w format. I like the opening shot with all the pelicans in apparent preening poses with the contrast between their white plumage and the bluish hue of the water helping to make the birds stand out strongly in the image.

Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Thu, 06/14/12 14:23

A lovely bunch you have captured...nice job.;-)

Comments by Bob Buckles on Thu, 06/14/12 16:28

"A wonderful bird is the Pelican, its bill can hold more than it's belly can." Bruma Shave{-)

Comments by John Long on Fri, 06/15/12 03:27

The flock decided to visit in Green Bay especially for you Ruth!
I love Bob's quote!!

Comments by Linda Frey on Fri, 06/15/12 09:33

Wonderful light in the OP, Ruth. They are too busy preening to pose for the group photo, but it makes a fine shot anyway.

I always thought that poem was by Ogden Nash, Bob, but apparently it is by Dixon Lanier Merritt. I wonder if Burma Shave had to pay to use it? ;-)

Comments by Bob Buckles on Fri, 06/15/12 13:00

Adding Bruma Shave was my idea. I do that often as I'm old enough to remember all those Bruma Shave signs along the roads.

Comments by Linda Frey on Fri, 06/15/12 16:32

I remember signs like that, but they probably weren't Burma Shave. More likely some copycat.

Comments by Pietro Cecchi on Sat, 06/16/12 09:05

What a beautiful pelicans' population, Ruth... :)
You caught them well.

So pleasing strip.