Not far from where I live there is a small pond where I photographed this American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) just after it had lifted off from the water two springs ago.
I woke this morning to find the ground blanketed in fresh snow. Later this week the forecasters say it will be in the 70’s, crazy spring weather.
I don’t have to go far from home to photograph birds because of that pond being nearby but it can be a challenge trying to frame a shot where the hand of man isn’t obvious when the birds are in flight. There are power lines, power poles, tall lights from a baseball field and quite often airplanes in the sky.
What can not be seen in this image is a huge power pole just outside the left side of the frame. I cropped this image to remove it.
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