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© Donald Garrett
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Soaring pelican captured over the Homosassa River, Florida. This immediately brought to mind the famous poem by Dixon Merritt (often attributed to Ogden Nash):
A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His mouth can hold more than his belly can,
He can hold in his beak,
Enough food for a week.
I'm damned if I know how the hell he can!

14 responses

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    A wonderful poem, so aptly descriptive of this prehistoric looking bird. Excellent capture, Don!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Love those birds! What a capture!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    For a moment, I thought it was a condor! Wonderful composition. Nicely framed.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Wonderful capture of the Pelican...The wing span is amazing!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Good Grief!! That is really something to have coming at you full speed. I'm such a coward, I would have tossed the camera and been running for my life! Glad you're so much more determined than I am, Don. This is truly amazing. These birds really captivate me with their "unusual" appearance. I love this shot!!!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) said (22 Feb 2010):

    I'm back. I meant to add that your new profile photo is very handsome.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   said (22 Feb 2010):

    Thanks, Patty! BTW... I was shooting with a 300mm lens, so that pelican is NOT right in my face! LOL

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Great shot!! Great timing!!!!!!! I do like your profile picture. It really shows off your sweet face.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    What a great action shot, amazing wing span! Love the deep blue sky too, lovely image Don.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    beautiful!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    Pelis rock.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (24 Feb 2010):

    Don your images are right up there!!! Outstanding! This is all the more remarkable because he was going at speed. Superb timing. Have to agree with the others, Avator is relaxed and full of the joys of living.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    Gorgeous capture, Don. Feel like I'm gliding with this fellow. Love the poem, too.

  • Angelina

    Angelina gave props (30 Apr 2010):

    Marvelous! :)

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