Friday, February 3, 2012

A pelican sort of crush ...




There looks like there is some pelican love talk going on between these two.  
What do you think?

We've been having remarkable weather down here in Anna Maria, 
but we will be returning soon to Philly and it always makes me a bit sad to leave such beauty.



 As you can tell by this post, I'm still crushin' on the pelicans.  I don't know why it had taken me so long to take notice of their beauty.  Some might disagree with the word "beauty" in the same sentence with 'pelican' ... but, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.



I love capturing them in the many different poses they seem to take.
Sometimes eyeing you as you come near.



And other times ignoring you and tending to the important task of preening
or just chillin'.




Their size always amazes me from this compact model ....



To their outstretched wings reaching to over six feet.










I'll miss them when I leave.




But then ... I can always count on them being there when I return.

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By the way, I loved reading all your comments from
my last post on how you restore yourselves.
It's a joy to get a glimpse of what
nourishes each of you who stop by.
Thank you.

~ ~ ~





52 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love your birdie friends no matter at beach or home. :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

love these shots!

you do take them at nice angles.

My Journey With Candida said...

I think I have always liked pelicans. You captured some great poses.

Beth said...

wow. you my friend are talented. my fav is the last pics love the wings all out & glorious! perfect. i see some one has been working on their watermark. neat. i need to see what the real name is for that. so i look like i know what i'm speaking of. ha. ha!! have a good weekend. (:

Ivanhoe said...

You had me at Anna Maria :) Beautiful!

Mark said...

Love the pelicans, they're so cool to watch...and great fishermen.

Evelyn S. said...

They are truly such unusual and fascinating birds! Your images capture them so wonderfully.

Claudia said...

I agree. They are beautiful.

xo
Claudia

Jill said...

These are wonderful shots of the wonderful pelican!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

they're a hoot & your editing is awesome! I love the softness & 'glow' around everything =)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the pelicans and they are such fun to watch! Your captures are just awesome, Reena! Love every one of them! Hope you have a beautiful weekend with more visits with the birds! Enjoy the moment!

Sylvia

Ginny said...

Oh no!!!! I need to go out and buy another frame now!!!! Seriously, I may redo the whole thing and add two of these now! #5 and #7!!!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Oh, beautiful is definitely the word! Love these.

Madi and Mom said...

Gorgeous.
I agree I do believe Mr. Philip Pelican is strutting his stuff for the lovely Ms. Penelope!!
Safe travels,
Hugs Madi and Mom

Marcie said...

Love how you've rendered these. So 'painterly'!

Steve Gravano said...

Pelicans are beautiful, and your photographic treatment accentuate their lines and form. Great job.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

OMG I'm so in love with those images. I fell in love with Pelicans when I saw them up close for the first time during a vacation in North Carolina. I don't know what it is about them . . . but there's definitely something.

latebloomerbuds said...

Reena, seriously, what you do to your captures! They don't look like photos, but amazing paintings. You really alter better than anyone I've ever seen. I like your new imprint. It works and is not intrusive because your photos look like a piece of art. Wow!

Oh, I love pelicans! Such interesting birds. You sure captured them at their best.

Have a great weekend!

Margie

grammie g said...

HI Reena...These are fantastic..I don't know what technique you used but it works well here I just love these of the Pelican images especially the first one ...so cute!!
Grace

Dianne said...

Oh! I would say they're beautiful ... Not elegant like a swan ... but very special and I love how they sleep with their necks turned around facing backwards. Enjoy your holiday Reena xx

lisa said...

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time Reena, and the photographs are fantastic. Those beaks never fail to fascinate me.
Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

They are really neat birds in their own way. One of my favorites. They may appear as an ungainly bird but are so graceful in flight.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like them because they are so unusual, kinda funky, along the lines of a platypus.

eileeninmd said...

Amazing Pelican photos, Reena! I think they are beautiful birds too. Wonderful post, have a great weekend!

Brian Miller said...

wow they are def pretty amazing...i am just waiting for that one to tip off backward though...haha...great shots....

Country Girl said...

Oh, wow. That last one. Love!

Michaele said...

Nice to know you can count on them to be there when you return. They are awesome birds and your photos deserve frames!

Barb said...

I think they are beautiful and you have taken some amazing photos!

Misty said...

You DO make them look very beautiful. Your blog always provides such refreshment to my day.

Ann said...

I'm loving your pelican shots. These are fabulous

Debbie said...

very cool shots, we don't see pelicans here!!

and your away again....i don't know how you do it ;)))

have a wonderful weekend!!

Gillian Olson said...

Those pelicans are great, I do think there may be some flirting going on in the first one. I am surprised that the sitting pelican doesn't fall off that perch, it doesn't look that stable. Thanks for sharing these.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wonderful pelican captures, so much variety. Your pelicans are somewhat different to those in our part of the world.

Ruth said...

The pelicans are majestic and sweet and winsome in your series of shots. I had never seen them from compact to open that way, and the effect is so cool. Too bad you have to leave the warmth and beauty here.

islandwonder said...

Wow! I have not appreciated Pelicans before. They are cute now that I look at them more.

Sandra said...

I have had a crush on pelicans and made them my favorite bird since i moved to FL in 1984. all of these are beautiful. looks like the one in the first two just might better creep forward a tad before she falls off the dock and I especially like the one with the wings spread

CherryPie said...

I find pelicans joyful, they make me smile :-)

LadyFi said...

Amazing! Just amazing!

Snapper II said...

I enjoy the pelicans also. they are a real sight to see when in flight. Amazing when they dive bomb their fish meal. They dive from some pretty high up.

Linda R said...

I just love seeing your shots.. Your editing is amazing.. You make the pelicans look so beautiful..

Hugs, Linda

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Remarkable shots, Reena. They are beautiful in their special way, I think. :)

Sharkbytes said...

Looks more like an old married couple to me! But I love pelicans.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

You did an extra fantastic job with those photos!

rainfield61 said...

If it is a love talk, then the one on the right must be bored.

Stewart M said...

How could you not like pelicans!

Nice pictures.

We saw lots and lots of them on our recent holiday.

Stewart M - Australia

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great images. The Pelican in image #4 looks as if he is standing on a scale. :)

AudreyO said...

Wow, I love the photo of the bird over the water with his wings stretched out. So pretty.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The pelican is one of my favorite birds! You got so many good poses from these. I really love your "compact" model. I've never seen one in this position before!

Jennifer Richardson said...

yes, definitely beautiful.
and regal.
your photos are amazing.
-Jennifer

Kerri said...

I LOVE Pelicans and rarely get to see them!! These are FAB!

Steve said...

Nice work!!!

Kathy said...

I'm a definite pelican lover! More, more!