Brown Pelican Diving 3/3 (used in NYPL article on the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster)

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    Brown Pelican 3/3 (Pelecanus occidentalis) diving for food, in Morro Bay State Park Marina 09 Sept 2008, Morro Bay, CA.

    (used in a NYPL article on the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster
    www.nypl.org/blog/2010/06/22/brown-pelican-reluctant-heroine )

    Tech note: 1/8000th sec. helped to guarantee a sharp capture of this fast diving bird. Ten frames per second allowed me to select the pose and height from the water shown here.

    June 22, 2010. www.nypl.org/blog/2010/06/22/brown-pelican-reluctant-heroine
    where it says "This spectacular image of the Brown Pelican in action was shot at Morro State Park Marina taken on September, 09, 2008 by amateur photographer "Mike" Michael L.Baird. View Mr. Baird's other stunning images of the Brown Pelican on Flickr."
    Valerie Wingfield
    Specialist/Preservation Representative
    Library Services Center. LIC
    Manuscripts and Archives Division
    vwingfield [at} nypl d o t org

    25 June 2010 Sierra LCub Daily Ray of Hope request from cara.longpre {at] sierraclub d o t org : Subject: Image for Daily Ray of Hope; Date: 25th June, 2010. Hi Mike, We are interested in using your photo for the Sierra Club's Daily Ray of Hope. www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2843864615/in/pool-350168...
    Could you tell us where the image was taken, and how would you like to be cited?
    In order to use your photo in the Daily Ray of Hope, we need the license to be Non-Commercial.
    Thanks! --You can sign up for the Daily Ray of Hope here:
    sc.org/DailyRay

    Let there be light (Andy), Waifer X, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Ken Bondy 79 months ago | reply

      FANTASTIC Mike!! ++Ken++

    2. dave and rose 79 months ago | reply

      Lunch coming up. Pelicans have air sac's in their chest to help with the impact.
      Nice and crisp

    3. kevincole 79 months ago | reply

      Great capture Mike, I figure this to be full frame at 200mm. These guy's were so close today. At 300mm I managed to capture a great back half.

    4. Let there be light (Andy) 79 months ago | reply

      Great series. i really like this one.

    5. shirleystroup 79 months ago | reply

      Big Splash - they really hit that water, don't they? Good to hear they have some 'cushioning.' Wonderful shot; thanks Mike.

    6. flythebirdpath~}~}~} 79 months ago | reply

      Super sharp on that dive! Looks like the lower bill is open ready for the fish scoop.

    7. Eddi van W. 79 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Creative Commons- Free Pictures, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

    8. mikebaird 57 months ago | reply

      June 22, 2010. www.nypl.org/blog/2010/06/22/brown-pelican-reluctant-heroine
      where it says "This spectacular image of the Brown Pelican in action was shot at Morro State Park Marina taken on September, 09, 2008 by amateur photographer "Mike" Michael L.Baird. View Mr. Baird's other stunning images of the Brown Pelican on Flickr."
      Valerie Wingfield
      Specialist/Preservation Representative
      Library Services Center. LIC
      Manuscripts and Archives Division
      vwingfield [at} nypl d o t org

    9. diegOdariO's SnapShotS 57 months ago | reply

      THIS HAPPENS VERY FAST but you managed to get a great shot - AWESOME!

    10. Frank217 57 months ago | reply

      Awesome!!! Awesome!!! Awesome!!!

    11. swirey 57 months ago | reply

      beautiful and rare photo!

    12. lamoustique 57 months ago | reply

      Spectacular shot indeed! It's so hard to catch them in a dive!

      --
      Seen next to a fellow photo of the group "SLO County". ( ?² )

    13. Pam Link [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

      Fabulous!! I've tried and tried for a similar shot. Thanks for sharing the "particulars" so now I can try again. Great capture of a split second in time!

    14. suffolk colin 57 months ago | reply

      Wonderful

      Seen in the fowlest group on Flickr!
      Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1)
      www.flickr.com/groups/wingedwaterwonders/

    15. natalija2006 57 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture!
      Seen in Avian Photography

    16. grendelschlumpf 55 months ago | reply

      This one make me jealous. Fantastic.

    17. Swaranjeet 27 months ago | reply

      That is a remarkable shot Mike. 1/8000th of a sec . . . WOW !!! How the hell do you get the focus precisely on that small bird !!!

      Fantastic !!!

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