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Touch the Light

A Brown Pelican in flight at Bunche Beach near sunset. (He was one of many who was heading to the hottest fishing area on Tuesday evening.) It's always amazing to me how their wingtips touch the water as they fly.

 

I used a Better Beamer set at + 1/3 to illuminate details on the near side of the bird as he flew by. Canon 40D and 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom at 220mm, 1/1000 sec @ f/8. (Aperture priority +2/3 stop). Handheld, in chest-deep water. Crouching not an option! :-)

 

(My 150th image in Explore...thank you, all! )

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Taken on December 8, 2009