One Funny Looking American White Pelican Photo

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Head on American White Pelican photoHead on American White Pelican photo – Nikon D500, f6.3, 1/2500, ISO 320, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Some of my photos make me laugh, I can’t always explain why but in some cases I can. This photo made me laugh when I viewed it on my camera LCD screen and then I laughed again when I viewed it on my computer monitor.

To me it looks like this American White Pelican was doing an impression of a floating, domestic white turkey because when the pelican was facing me nearly head on the length of pelican’s long bill seemed to disappear and the pouch looked more like a wattle.

It just looks odd.

American White Pelican swimming past on an August dayAmerican White Pelican swimming past on an August day – Nikon D500, f6.3, 1/3200, ISO 250, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

In this photo taken of the same bird you can see the long bill and the pouch that pelicans, brown or white, are famous for.

It doesn’t take much to amuse me some days.

Life is good.

Mia

6 Comments

  1. Myriam August 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Lol! Wonderful capture! Perspective can be a funny thing. Thanks for the laugh. 😊

  2. Elephants Child August 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    A ‘telican’ or a ‘purkey’. And yes, definitely smile producing.

  3. nikonsteve August 26, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Yes…I started laughing also….nice photo

  4. April Olson August 26, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Wonderful angle. I love all birds but because of working in wildlife rehabilitation I have been lucky to get to know some individuals well. Your photos often remind me of some of those birds and it brings a smile to my face too.

  5. Liz Cormack August 26, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Great photo & it made me laugh too.

  6. Bob mcphersons August 26, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Lke it

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