Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf - Pelican, Santa Cruz, California

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davidcmc58 on January 20, 2009

Thank you for your nice comments about this photo. I did some research on this guy. He is a California Brown Pelican with "adult winter non-breeding plumage". The scientific name is "Pelecanus Occidentalis Californicus". David

renzodonadini on February 5, 2009

bellissima, reale, imperiale. bravissimo

davidcmc58 on February 5, 2009

renzodonadini, thanks a lot for your nice comments! David My Contest - "California Dreams"

viddavic on February 7, 2009

excelente fotografia...que hermoso pelicano!!! felicidades!!!

reddelicious on February 8, 2009

You have so much wooow pictures. But this one is my favorite ;:))))

davidcmc58 on February 8, 2009

Thank you reddelicious for your kind words and visit. I like this one very much myself. It was taken on the same day (New Year's Day) and in the same town (Santa Cruz, California ) as my contest photo! David My Contest - "California Dreaming"

Olga I. Yakovenko on February 11, 2009

Your annimal photos are excellent, Olga

davidcmc58 on February 11, 2009

Olga, thank you so much for your kind words! I will check out your gallery when I am not so busy promoting my contest. David My Contest - "California Dreaming"

JCBlanco on February 20, 2009

muy buena foto un saludo

davidcmc58 on February 20, 2009

JCBlanco, thanks for your nice comment. David. My Contest - "CALIFORNIA DREAMING"

lisahunsicker on February 21, 2009

Superb! You must have an awesome lens! VOTED

davidcmc58 on February 21, 2009

Lisahunsicker, the truth is I don't. This shot was done with a Canon G10 (15 mega-pixel point and shoot) set at "super fine" and "vivid color". Thank you very much for your visit. David. My Contest - "CALIFORNIA DREAMING"

Natasha Fisher on February 27, 2009

WOW!!! :)

Juan Poza on February 27, 2009

Great capture with beautiful details and colors.

You are invited to visit my pictures of January Contest. Thank you.

reign on February 28, 2009

I liked your pelican what do you think of the chicken in a basket? (marineland palma de mallorca)

davidcmc58 on February 28, 2009

Natasha, Juan and Reign. Thank you all for your visit and nice words. David My Contest - "CALIFORNIA DREAMING"

Valerio Giulianelli on March 1, 2009

Excellent foto David - Valerio

davidcmc58 on March 1, 2009

Valerio, thanks for the nice comments. David

Jewels on March 15, 2009

How lucky to get this wonderful shot. Really shows off the details and colors. I have only seen them in the air, so thanks for sharing.

Regards, Julie

davidcmc58 on March 15, 2009

Julie, yes I was lucky. But lucky mostly due to where I live. This resort town of Santa Cruz on the Pacific is only 1 hour from San Francisco and 45 minutes from Silicon Valley - San Jose. Seals, gulls, birds like this one frequent the area and they are not afraid of people. Shots like this are not guaranteed but commonly available. Keep in mind this sunny beach day is on New Year's Day 2009. Cheers and many thanks for your visit to my galley! David from the Bay Area

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Photo taken in Santa Cruz Wharf, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
Santa Cruz Wharf

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 10, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by davidcmc58
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
    • Taken on 2008/12/31 11:33:03
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 30.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash