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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedJanuary 18, 2012
TakenJanuary 17, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/200 sec at f/8
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length80 mm
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Q: Street Photography

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

I got a "do you mind?" look from this pelican after snapping about 10 shots of him. Although he was almost motionless, he still had an aura of annoyance.

Jacksonville Beach, FL

45 responses

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    awesome capture!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    wonderful detail on this guy Don! great job!

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (17 Jan 2012):

    It's those beady little eyes! Love Pelcans. They look so prehistoric when in flight. Nice portrait of your annoyed friend!

  • Barbara Socor

    Barbara Socor gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    I can see that look too! He seems to have tolerated your snapping shots as long as he was going to! But you got a really good one, Don....

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (17 Jan 2012):


  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    Dang Don, that reminded me of "the look" I'd get from my Mom! Never deservedly, mind you. ;-) Wonderful capture.

  • Elaine Hudson

    Elaine Hudson said (17 Jan 2012):

    A classical portrait in perfect focus. I know you worked hard to get this one. Great capture!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    Sometimes I think pelicans get that look because of the heavy beak they carry around and they have to lower their head as it puts less strain on their neck LOL Not sure why I came up with that theory any rate it is a great image!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    Oh Don, you have to frame this one!!! Its perfect!!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    Love it!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (17 Jan 2012):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    LOL at Oregon Curly : ). The Pelican definitely is giving you the "do you mind" look - fabulous photo with beautiful details.

  • Griff Johnson

    Griff Johnson gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    Excellent stuff! Just the right Dof!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    Great shot!!! Perfect focus! That eye just stares you down. They are such great photography subjects!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    Nice shooting, Don! You CAN be persistent.......but, then aren't all us photographers like that!!!

  • Paul Brumit

    Paul Brumit (Deleted) said (18 Jan 2012):

    Wonderful detailed capture here Donald!


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    Oh my.....this is an absolutely outstanding capture, Don!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    Excellent capture, Don! Love the title, too.

  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    Don, this is an awesome shot. It's expression reminds me of what my kids always referred to as "giving the hairy eyeball"

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    wonderful capture!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett said (18 Jan 2012):


  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    I do love pelicans, and he's a dandy!! He's definitely giving you a warning....just like swans do. He is telling you "don't even think about reaching out!" I love the expression you captured so professionally. This is a great matte and frame!

  • Ram Baires

    Ram Baires said (18 Jan 2012):

    ohh very very nice..! a great shot

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (19 Jan 2012):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jan 2012):

    Pelis Rule!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (19 Jan 2012):

    Meant to fave this one yesterday, absolute excellent photography !

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (19 Jan 2012):

    Wow, the detail and lighting are spot the hairdo...a rockin' peli portrait!

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (21 Jan 2012):

    Oh my goodness, this is absolutely marvelous!!! You got such a great close-up, and I totally agree with you on the "do you mind" look, lol! BEAUTIFUL! This is stunning!

  • Andrew Dutton

    Andrew Dutton (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2012):

    Popeye the Pelican, great photo!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (22 Jan 2012):

    fabulous shot!!!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (23 Jan 2012):

    Donald this is a outstanding shot.......... the clarity is super...... You the DON!!!! lol

  • Jim Wilton

    Jim Wilton gave props (27 Jan 2012):


  • David Miller

    David Miller gave props (6 Feb 2012):

    Now there's a handsome fellow.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (6 Feb 2012):

    YES! Made a great entry Don!

  • Doglvr

    Doglvr gave props (6 Feb 2012):

    Looks a bit miffed. Nice work

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Feb 2012):

    Wildly wonderful entry!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (7 Feb 2012):

    You obviously disturbed him! Wonderful capture and entry, Don!

  • Brandon Melendez

    Brandon Melendez gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    Great Shot Donald, Very nicely done.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    He's definitely showing a bit of attitude, which only adds to a fantastic capture!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    They do have that look! Love these birds! Awesome capture!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    cool shot . looks like he is looking down his nose at the world

  • Margan Zajdowicz

    Margan Zajdowicz   gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    Great shot and your horizontal lines are spot on, too!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    Neat capture!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (21 Feb 2012):


  • Kristie Kinard

    Kristie Kinard gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    great shot!

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