Pelican 1/2

Posted by
Tamara (Aarschot, Belgium) on 26 February 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Canon EOS 550D 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 800 270 mm

Hi everyone and many thanks for taking the time to view and comment my photos. I really appreciate your visits :)

You can see more of my work by visiting my personal site

Here you will find my Aminus3 "Spotlights","Color Spotlights" and "Theme Spotlights"

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent et le fond noir lui va bien 5****
bisous a+

26 Feb 2012 6:36am

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

C'est une belle photo !

26 Feb 2012 7:02am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow Tamara this is an awesome shot. Spotlight for sure. Beautiful details - 5*****

26 Feb 2012 7:24am

@kiwisa: You're way too kind Frances... :) I'm so glad you like it. I'm sure you will be a fan of the next photo too. Thank you so much for your kind words and your stars. Have a nice sunday :)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. Splendid. Beautiful capture. Pelican looks so great. Excellent detail and looks fine with the black background. A winner shot. Five Stars, Tamara. Have a lovely Sunday. :)

26 Feb 2012 8:26am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Quel superbe portrait on dirait qu'il a posé pour toi. Elle est magnifique cette photo. Bravo.
Le soleil est arrivé chez nous ce matin. Bon dimanche. Tu es contente de ta guirlande lumineuse?
Bisous. Lionel.

26 Feb 2012 8:29am

@Vert Pomme: Merci beaucoup Lionel, je suis ravie qu'elle te plaise. Oui, je suis très contente de cette guirlande, elle rajoute une note gaie et colorée dans mon living. Ici la grisaille est revenue... Il faudra attendre encore un peu pour le printemps ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche, bisous :)

cathy from liege, Belgium

C'est une photo formidable,la pose ,les couleurs extra..

26 Feb 2012 8:44am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbement ébouriffé!!! Un portrait sublime de beauté. ***** Bon dimanche.

26 Feb 2012 8:45am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

quelle belle photo tu nous as faite ! bravo et bon dimanche

26 Feb 2012 8:47am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

EXCEPTIONAL - got to be a Spotlight moment

26 Feb 2012 9:34am

@Nigel: Thank you very much for you very kind words Nigel, have a great sunday :)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

This is definitely one of your best! Spotlight potential!

26 Feb 2012 9:42am

@CElliottUK: Thank you so much for your kind words.... AND for your help : this photo was processed following your tutorial (remember your shot with the mushrooms ?) Have a lovely sunday Chris :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleux pélican et image quel attitude et beau bec super.
Belle journée

26 Feb 2012 9:53am

Dubus Michel from CHARLEROI Mont sur Marchienne, Belgium

Il est superbe ,bravo et bon dimanche

26 Feb 2012 9:56am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Un portrait pélican exceptionnelle ... C'est la vision merveilleuse de ses plumes ... Un édition superbe! J'aime chère Tamara! Bonne journée à toi, Adela

26 Feb 2012 10:16am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Hé bien, chapeau de toute beauté!

26 Feb 2012 10:35am

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! 5***** superbe ta photo!! j'aime+++++

26 Feb 2012 11:02am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique sur ce fond noir et parfaitement composé !

26 Feb 2012 11:07am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is outstanding Tamara! 5-stars!!!! Bravo! ;-)

26 Feb 2012 12:00pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful ! super posing , super light and this black background comes so well .

26 Feb 2012 12:32pm

tataray from france, France

Wow.... 5*****.

26 Feb 2012 1:13pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A superb frame! The Pelican's pose is so graceful. Very elegant as well with the black background. Bravo!

26 Feb 2012 1:26pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This really is a superb frame and image, Tamara! I completely agree with Stephen and the others! This has to be an award winner for sure. The detail of the feathers and the "pose" that the Pelican is displaying, coupled with your magnificent treatment and background, is just masterful! I do love this one, Tamara. Best wishes to you and hugs as always :-) <3

26 Feb 2012 1:31pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you so much Denny ! You're waaaaay too kind, as always :) Have a lovely weekend, hugs

micha from Belgium

on dirait presqu'il prend la pose!

26 Feb 2012 2:20pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Tamara, this is a gorgeous portrait! The details are excellent, and the black background features the bird beautifully. Very nice image.

26 Feb 2012 2:44pm

@Julie L. Brown: Thank you for taking the time to comment these photos Julie, much appreciated ! Have a lovely weekend :)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Tamara this is magnificent, perfect contrast against the black background. The level of detail is incredible.

26 Feb 2012 3:08pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Tamara, I love this shot, color, framing, composition and processing it is excellent. Congratulations.

26 Feb 2012 3:19pm

Florence from Paris, France

Waouh ! Quelle photo superbe ! Allez hop, 5 étoiles ! Amplement méritées ! La netteté est impeccable, les couleurs sont parfaites et l'attitude du pélican qui fait sa toilette est très inhabituelle. Bravo encore, ça c'est de la très bonne photo !

26 Feb 2012 4:45pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

this is pretty darn good, it is fantastic!! great pov to capture him, having a look over his shoulder! perfect model posing! ;-)

26 Feb 2012 4:55pm

@klausZ: Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm really glad you like it. Have a lovely sunday :)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent portrait! Great detail.

26 Feb 2012 6:13pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning closeup from this juvenile pelican!!! Great photo, the dark background makes the pelican stand out....

26 Feb 2012 6:36pm

suzanne from Belgium

M a g n i f i q u e !
Bravo pour ce beau portrait !

Passe une douce semaine.

26 Feb 2012 9:03pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!

26 Feb 2012 9:27pm

Charles from New York, United States

Beautiful details. The eye is perfect.

26 Feb 2012 10:21pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

Le pélican se détache superbement avec ce fond noir et le piqué est impressionnant

26 Feb 2012 10:34pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Outstanding closeup, Tamara.

27 Feb 2012 2:46am

Avinash from Dharamshala, India

the shot is simply awesome Tamar....u rock !!

27 Feb 2012 4:39am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

27 Feb 2012 6:38am

wolfen from France

Un magnifique portrait animalier !! Le fond noir met particulièrement en valeur ce pélican !! Félicitation,
Bonne semaine

27 Feb 2012 7:13am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Un superbe portrait

Bonne journée

27 Feb 2012 7:19am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Superbe portrait animalier, très bien présenté sur ce fond noir,
excellente semaine Tamara

27 Feb 2012 8:42am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

La lumière est géniale, splendide composition Tamara

27 Feb 2012 8:44am

k@ from Paris, France

Une vraie émotion avec cette image, bravo.

27 Feb 2012 8:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderful detail here - in fact, reminds me of how surprised I often am that all that detail is there in a pelican.

27 Feb 2012 10:17am

Hossein saharnaz from Iran

very nice portrait the best frame and focus

27 Feb 2012 10:29am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I'm glad my tut ended up being used for such a great shot

27 Feb 2012 12:35pm

@CElliottUK: Thank you again Chris, stay tuned to my next post... same technique was used (and I personnaly prefer the second photo, but that's just my opinion of course ;) Have a lovely day :)

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Très belle après midi à toi!!!

27 Feb 2012 1:05pm

willy from Belgium

prachtig op die donkere achtergrond !


27 Feb 2012 3:42pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

een prachtig portret Tamara
haarscherp detail tot in de ogen

27 Feb 2012 7:54pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


27 Feb 2012 8:02pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOOOOOW! Extraordinary shot :D
LOVE IT ***** :)

27 Feb 2012 8:47pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Vraiment méritée ce Spotlight, félicitations. Belle soirée.

27 Feb 2012 9:19pm

@Tede: Hehe... Tu es toujours le premier à remarquer les spotlights ! Merci beaucoup pour tes félicitations :) Excellente journée à toi Tede :)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning capture of this pelican with incredible detail and textures!

27 Feb 2012 9:27pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and into the Spotlight, too ! Well done, Tamara.

27 Feb 2012 9:35pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you very much. Have a lovely day :)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Gorgeous! Superb clarity! Congratulation on your spotlight!

27 Feb 2012 9:56pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much, Have a lovely day :)

Becky from los angeles, United States


27 Feb 2012 10:26pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight!

27 Feb 2012 11:47pm

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen, have a lovely day :)

Per from Central Florida, United States

Just wow! Love how you processed this photo!

28 Feb 2012 12:28am

micha from Belgium


28 Feb 2012 2:16am

Per from Central Florida, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight selection. Love this photo! :-)

28 Feb 2012 2:39am

@Per: Thank you very much Per, have a lovely day :)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Back to congratulate you on your Spotlight recognition!

28 Feb 2012 2:50am

@Steven: Thank you very much, have a lovely day :)

masuod from tehran, Iran

So beauty

28 Feb 2012 6:27am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Congratulations on this gorgeous image, so well deserving of the Spotlight!

28 Feb 2012 7:04am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy, have a lovely day :)

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Dit is echt een schitterend portret van deze poetsende Pelikaan!!!
Prachtig tegen de zwarte achtergrond ........
Gefeliciteerd met je Spotlight :-))

28 Feb 2012 7:14am

@Ellebelle: Dank je wel ! Ik wens je een hele fijne dag :)

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

pfuiiiiiiiiit ! quels détails et quel background noir profond !!!!!! je n'ai rien vu de plus beau ce matin. Magnifique , bravo Tamara :)

28 Feb 2012 7:29am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! I say again : It's beauty

28 Feb 2012 7:39am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you Shaahin ! Have a lovely day :)

Florence from Paris, France

J'en étais sûre !!! :-))))))
Bravo à toi Tamara !

28 Feb 2012 8:07am

@Florence: :) Merci encore Florence, c'est vrai que ça fait plaisir (c'est mon tout premier spotlight, après les spotlights color) Excellente journée à toi :)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superbe portrait ! Félicitations pour le spotlight !

28 Feb 2012 8:36am

@Mhelene: Merci beaucoup Mhelene, excellente journée à toi :)

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

wow, it s really beautifull portrait of pelican !
and congratulation for your spotlight ☺

28 Feb 2012 9:12am

@☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼: Many thanks Eric, have a nice day :)

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Congratulations - and I'm so glad I was right with the Spotlight call. Very well deserved for this awesome shot.

28 Feb 2012 9:17am

@kiwisa: Yes... you were right :) Many thanks Frances, have a lovely day :)

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beaux détails, et belle composition.

28 Feb 2012 9:33am

@Marie: Merci beaucoup Marie, je suis ravie que cela te plaise ! Excellente journée à toi :)

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Really stunning

28 Feb 2012 9:36am

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa je suis super heureuse pour ton spotlight!!!!!! bien mérité!!!! bisous

28 Feb 2012 10:14am

@gootchai: Merci beaucoup Martine, c'est vrai que ça fait vraiment plaisir ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée, bisous :)

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

voila un spotlight amplement mérité!!!!

28 Feb 2012 10:20am

@Laurent: Merci beaucoup Laurent, je te souhaite une agréable journée :)

Ddo from Verdun, France

Pose, piqué, couleurs, expression du regard, voilà un portrait animalier remarquable

28 Feb 2012 10:41am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Bravo, pour le spotlight...

28 Feb 2012 11:36am

@Olivier: Merci beaucoup Olivier, je te souhaite une agréable journée :)

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Dag Tamara,
Proficiat met de spotlight ! Prachtige opname en de details komen zeer goed tot hun recht.

Ik wens je nog een fijne dag.

28 Feb 2012 12:02pm

@Aubélia: Hartelijk dank Aubélia, ik wens je een prettige dag :)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Tamara - I am so excited for you - This is truly a wonderful image and there is no one more deserving than you ...My biggest congratulations and hugs! Bravo!!

28 Feb 2012 12:50pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Many many thanks for your comment Denny ! I was so happy when I saw it (this is my first "real" spotlight - had a few color spotlights before)
However... I am quite disappointed by the quality of my image viewed on a PC :( I didn't saw it before posting the image unfortunately. On my Mac, the background is perfectly BLACK, and it's not the case here on a PC. I remember you had that problem too a few months ago. Anyway, too late to change it now ! Thanks again for your visit. Have a wonderful day :) Hugs.

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

bravo for the Spotlight ! well deserved !

28 Feb 2012 1:01pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you so much Mariana, have a lovely day :)

franz from Baden, Austria

sincere congrats, tamara! this is a terrific portrait of this majestic bird! way to go ... ;-))

28 Feb 2012 1:18pm

@franz: Many thanks Franz, I'm really glad you like it. Have a lovely day :) (Vic, Catalonia) from Vic (Catalonia), Poland

Une grande photo !!! 5 etoiles. C'est une photo de profesionelle.

Bisous et une semaine très agreable.

28 Feb 2012 3:32pm (Vic, Catalonia): Merci c'est très gentil à toi :) Je te souhaite également u e excellente semaine, bises :)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight! What a magnificent image this is! Bravo

28 Feb 2012 5:17pm

@Magda: Thank you very much Magda, I'm really glad you like it ! Have a lovely day :)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great shot. Congratulations for the spotlight

28 Feb 2012 5:27pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much ! Have a lovely day :)

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Exceptional and super brilliant image. Magnificent stuff. So skillful and so fantastic!

28 Feb 2012 5:39pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

un bel ébourriffé ! un superbe portrait animalier avec des détails très nets ! Bravo pour le spotlight !

28 Feb 2012 7:25pm

@Anna.C: Merci beaucoup ! Je te souhaite une agréable soirée :)

Yvon from Belgium

Quels piqué et rendu : sublime.
Bonne fin de semaine, Tamara.

28 Feb 2012 8:14pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

An outstanding image - a well-deserved Spotlight. Congratulations!

28 Feb 2012 9:24pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much, have a lovely day :)

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful framing and composition. Beautifully portrayed as a work of art. Congratulations on the Spotlight.

28 Feb 2012 11:36pm

@LauraS: Thank you very much Laura, have a nice day :)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight selection Tamara! ;-)

29 Feb 2012 1:26am

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you so much Eric. Have a lively day :)

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Wow, getting another spotlight so soon after the last one - way to do it. !
Magnificent photo, the eyes and attitude seem human, very well worth a
congratulations to this beautiful spotlight photo, Tamara !~

29 Feb 2012 2:37am

@Phil David Morris, 2012: This is my first "real" spotlight, but I had a few color spotlights before. I'm so glad you like it Phil, many thanks for your comment. Have a lovely day :)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

absolutely stunning. congratulations

29 Feb 2012 3:27am

@john4jack: Thank you very much, have a lovely day :)

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Absolutely magnificent portrait of this peculiar bird!! Great posture and moment captured. Very well beserved spot!!!

29 Feb 2012 4:57am

@Loretta: Many thanks Loretta, have a lovely day :)

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Excellentissime ! Bravo pour le spotlight !

29 Feb 2012 5:34am

@Ani: Merci beaucoup ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée :)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


29 Feb 2012 4:31pm

@Nigel: :) Indeed... And you were perfectly right ! Many thanks for your comment, have a great day :)

Kat from Lorraine, France

Félicitations pour ce spotlight très mérité !

29 Feb 2012 6:17pm

@Kat: Merci beaucoup Kat, je te souhaite une agréable soirée :)

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Perfect and genial - congratulations to the "Spotlight"!

29 Feb 2012 7:16pm

@Loner: Thank you so much, have a nice evening :)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, Tamara! Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

29 Feb 2012 7:57pm

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina, have a lovely day :)

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

brilliant photo! the level of detail and sharpness is just simply outstanding!

1 Mar 2012 2:52am

coriandre from Villeneuve sur lot, France

C'est une excellente photo, les détails sont époustouflants et tout est bien géré

1 Mar 2012 7:23am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Excellent capture with marvelous detail. Congratulation for the Spotlight!

1 Mar 2012 1:52pm

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette, have a lovely day :)

Ddo from Verdun, France

Je vois seulemetn ton spotlight, l est merité. Encore bravo

1 Mar 2012 7:02pm

@Ddo: Merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire, bonne soirée à toi :)

rick from brisbane, Australia


1 Mar 2012 8:48pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

it deserves spotlight :))))
Congratulations :)

2 Mar 2012 9:02am

@ORBIT: Thank you so much for your kind comment, have a great day :)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragend mit dem schwarzen Hintergrund. Gute Schärfe und gutes Format.
Glückwunsch zum Spotlight.

2 Mar 2012 1:32pm

@Heinz: Danke schoen :) Have a lovely day.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

un superbe portrait qui merite bien ce spotlight, bravo !
bisous plein de la chaleur ouagalaise.

2 Mar 2012 4:23pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci pour ton sympathique commentaire et tes bisous ensoleillés... on en a bien besoin avec toutes cette grisaille ! Bonne journée Evelyne, et bon repos ;) Bisous :)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is just so very stunning. congratulations. You richly deserve the spotlight !! :-)

3 Mar 2012 6:42am

@DULCIE: Thank you so much... Have a lovely weekend :)

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Congratulations on the spolight! Love the sharpness and the crispness of this photograph.

3 Mar 2012 11:46am

@Punit: Thank you so much... Have a lovely weekend :)

PATRICK from miramas, France

bravo pour ce Spotlight bisous

3 Mar 2012 12:20pm

@PATRICK: Merci beaucoup Patrick, bisous et bon weekend à toi :)

awil from france, France

magnifique portrait !

3 Mar 2012 7:55pm

Anita Pena from Bretagne, France

Tout simplement sublime !

4 Mar 2012 8:52am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Félicitations pour ton spotlight amplement mérité. Bon dimanche. Bises.

4 Mar 2012 9:33am

@Vert Pomme: Meri Lionel, c'est vrai que ça m'a fait un immense plaisir ! Bon dimanche à toi :) Bisous

Sartenada from Small town, Finland

Wonderful. What a beautiful photo which makes me mute.

5 *****

4 Mar 2012 10:49am

Woodies from Gorinchem, Netherlands

Awesome picture, contrast is amazing!

5 Mar 2012 7:23pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

i really love the clarity of this image.... awesome....

6 Mar 2012 12:53pm

Cécilia from France

Une photo géniale, vraiment superbe !

6 Mar 2012 5:53pm

Zora Zoé Schmidt from Greifswald (Gryphonwood), Germany

Tamara, this is so perfect, great, stunning and amazing, I am totally fascinated!! Congrats to this marvellous shot and spotlight, this is ... WOW!!!! ****** Makes me loss for words :-)

7 Mar 2012 4:45pm

@Zora Zoé Schmidt: Thank you so much for your kind words Zora, have a wonderful day :)

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful details! Difficult contrast! This is really not easy... Congratulations.

7 Mar 2012 7:10pm

@Josep: Thank you very much Josep, have a nice evening :)

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Quelle "noblesse" dans l'attitude ! Et ce fond très sombre donne un relief majestueux à l'animal ! Belle photo, Tamara !

8 Mar 2012 11:21am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Wat een gave foto Tamara en aan al de reacties te zien ben ik niet de enige ;) Vind zijn houding geweldig en ik geniet van al die details in de pelikaan die door de donkere achtergrond zo mooi tot uitdrukking komen! Proficiat met deze Spotlight!

12 Mar 2012 12:11pm

@Monique: Hartelijk bedankt Monique ! Ik wens je een hele fijne dag :)

yvan from Slovenia

WOW, what a shot, congratulations!

17 Mar 2012 7:08am

Anita from Redon, France

Je fais un tour sur ton portfolio !
Emerveillée je reste devant une telle beauté. La pose est d'une grande délicatesse et la lumière et les détails..... WOOOW !!

13 Apr 2012 8:13am

@Anita: Merci beaucoup pour tes paroles encourageantes Anita, je suis ravie que mes photos te plaisent ! Excellente journée à toi :)

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands


12 May 2012 8:02pm

@Lewis: Thank you very much Lewis, I'm glad you like it :)

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Phenomenally wonderful!

26 May 2012 8:28am

@Bron: Thank you Bron, they are really photogenic :) Have a lovely weekend :)

YAM365 from Ottawa, Canada

Wow this caught my eye! Really love this :)

16 Jul 2012 10:35pm

Canon EOS 550D
1/320 second
ISO 800
270 mm