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Photo Info

Dimensions1280 x 900
Original file size637 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken19-Apr-19 10:25
Date modified31-May-20 18:18
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D850
Focal length500 mm
Focal length (35mm)500 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/2500 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250
Metering modePattern
Diving For Lunch

Diving For Lunch

Brown Pelican. St Petersburg, FL April, 2019
Bird in Flight photography is new for me, and quite challenging even with a large bird like this Brown Pelican.

I spent about 5 hours over two days photographing these pelicans. After several hours, I began to notice fine details of their flight habits, including a slight head turn that occurred just before they banked and dove for their lunch. This helped me know when to press the shutter to start my 9 frame per second photo sequence while trying to keep the bird properly framed in their dive.

Out of hundreds of photographs, one really stood out. I am very pleased to present Diving for Lunch and show the details of these impressive birds mid flight.

Custom sizes on aluminum, archival photographic paper, or archival canvas with a 1.5" stretcher bar are also available. Email me at [email protected] to discuss what best meets your needs.