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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pelican Flight Reflected



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  1. Whenever I'm in Florida I always enjoy watching the Pelicans in flight. They look so graceful.

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  2. Good shots of a beautiful place !

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  3. I saw pelcans for the first time in The Netherlands....so many, at the Zider Zee. That was unusual as I live most of my years land locked.

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  4. This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  5. I would really like to see some pelicans, all we have is lousy pigeons and noisy gulls!

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    1. They are fascinating birds to watch. We sat and watched these for a couple hours until they flew away to provide these shots.

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  6. tres joli,merci du partage ;o)

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    1. Nous vous remercions de votre visite et commentaires.

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  7. Nice shots- I've never seen a pelican before...maybe one day.

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    1. They are birds of some humor on land or water, but they are most graceful in the air. These birds do not like to get too close to people, so are not easy to photograph.

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  8. They are such graceful birds in flight, despite their awkward look up close on land. :)

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    1. They are very much at home on water or in the air.

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  9. I had no idea that pelicans were living in band of birds, like that ; I thought it was a solitary bird, and that it was why the catholic church used it as the symbole of Christ for centuries (because the people of mideival times thought the femal was hurting herself to nurrish her babies with her own blood, and the christ did the same by accepting his sacrifice to nurrish the soul of its community...)

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    1. Hi Tsuki, there are eight varieties of pelican around the world. The ones pictured here are American White Pelicans who live in coastal and inland waters of North America and winter in Mexico. They are communal birds who feed cooperatively by herding schools of fish into shallow water and breed and rear young in large colonies. I did not know about the Christian connection to Pelicans before you mentioned it.

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  10. Super! What a thrill to see. Glad you stayed long enough to get these shots.

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