Friday, August 26, 2011

A strange bird.....

           
                             A strange bird is the Pelican,
                             It's beak can hold more than it's belly can.....!!

Mon amie Marie, lives in Guildford and her front garden leads all the way down to the banks of the Swan River, she has the most magnificent view from her apartment patio where we sit and have lunch and watch boats of all types passing up and down on the river, and a wonderful variety of bird life.. including pelicans! When I first met her, I can't remember how many years ago, she would swim in the Swan River at the bottom of her garden, not now, things change, it's not as clean as it used to be! I think if I had that vista to look out on everyday...not much would get done.....!
                             


33 comments:

  1. This is a stunning photo, I do like pelicans though I've never been lucky enough to see one in the wild before! The wildlife in Perth must be amazing, I only get herons here in the UK, which I guess compares a little. I'm a new follower too, after following the link from your lovely daughter's blog :) xxx

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  2. A fine portrait of a wonderful creature! Nice one Grace.

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  3. His feet only just fit on that little rock - Beautiful capture of an slightly bashful pelican!

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  4. Great close up. I really like the colors in his beak.

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  5. This is an amazing photo of an equally amazing bird! Your friend must have a wonderful view.

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  6. Je ne connaissais pas de pélikan avec le bec aussi rose.
    Bravo pour cette magnifique photo!

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  7. Nature is full of surprises, your photography is superb, the tonalities of its beak is amazing!

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  8. That is a surprisingly beautiful shot of a not so beautiful bird :)))

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  9. Pelicans are wonderful when they're flying, but once they're back on the floor, they seem to be awkward..They're fascinating! sad that your friend can't swim in her river anymore..

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  10. The light behind it makes that pic. I am jealous of this now.

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  11. You choose your friends well. What a wonderful post today in image and text. I love the picture of your friend swimming in the Swan River.

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  12. Perfect pose, great portrait!

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  13. Great clarity and light in this shot Grace. I agree, the pelican is indeed a strange bird. They look so cumbersome on land and so relaxed in the water.

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  14. I love to watch the pelicans flying in formation up and down the beach, and diving for food in the ocean. We do not have chances to take pelican photos on a dock or pier, however because we do not have a dock or pier in Tamarindo. The boats are moored in the bay.

    This is a great photo, with the light and texture of the pelican and the water.

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  15. Lucky friend Grace. Looking out over water has a calming influence I think. Great shot of the pelican!

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  16. This is one of the most beautiful pelicans I've seen (and I've seen many!). This is a gorgeous capture, Grace!

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  17. What an exquisite photo of this pelican and Audobon would have been proud. Your photo is as perfect as his art.

    We have brown pelicans in abundance here but they are not as stately as yours.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  18. Mira que guapo está el tío hay puesto... jajaja

    Saludos y buen fin de semana.

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  19. What a beautiful picture! I enlarged it so I could see the bird's eye and the colors in the beak better. This pelican is very different from the ones we have here.

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  20. That's a National Geographic shot, surely! Lucky Marie!

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  21. They are lovely, I first saw them when we went for a drive up to Moore River. Great photo Grace. It is shame hearing about the state of the river though, made me lapse into the health of the river dwellers, bless their fishy hearts.....

    Have a great day

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  22. A beautiful bird, Grace. Brown pelicans are common at the beaches near my home in Florida, but white pelicans like this one are not as common, though far from rare.

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  23. Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  24. Love how he looks kind of shy! Awesome photo of the pelican, I don't think I've ever seen one up close like this :D

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  25. Id like to invite everyone to my blog Amish Stories today to read a post from old order Mennonite Jean of New York state. Jean has taken-in a foster child named Michael whose parents are no longer able to take care of him. He's English and Jeans family is old order Mennonite (horse and buggy) but that makes no difference in the love that this young man is receiving from this family. Thank you folks and i hope to see some of you drop by the blog. Richard

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  26. You do seem to have a very nice life, Grace. Lots of relaxing, eating and drinking with friends in beautiful places! Great photo too, by the way:-)

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