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Photographer: Peter Dore

Photographer: Peter Dore

A large pelican just about to alight on a jetty railing in Hervey Bay

Photographer: Jacquie Gardner

Photographer: Jacquie Gardner

Australian Pelican at Carnarvon Bay Tasmania. Pelicans are not so common in Tasmania as on the mainland. But the last couple of years some spend time on a private jetty in Carnarvon Bay (which is near Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula. They feel relatively safe there as one cannot walk too close to them and there is good feeding about.
They are one of my favourite birds and I spend some time photographing their habits and movements to capture their "personalities" in portrait style photos
This shot was of a pelican preening on the jetty
Taken with Nikon D7100. Focal length 600mm. Aperture 5.3. 1/2500sec. Available light- morning shot

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