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Kaa
03-06-2010, 06:03 PM
Coming in...

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm161/kaa_photobucket/20100101_0013_S1.jpg


Braking on approach

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm161/kaa_photobucket/20100101_0176_S1.jpg


Flaps extended, landing gear down

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm161/kaa_photobucket/20100101_0177_S1.jpg


Touchdown, just a bit of balancing

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm161/kaa_photobucket/20100101_0178_S1.jpg


Ah, finally able to scratch that... :-)

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm161/kaa_photobucket/20100101_0182_S1.jpg


Kaa

McMike
03-06-2010, 06:05 PM
very cool!

hokiefan
03-06-2010, 06:06 PM
Neat.

seanz
03-06-2010, 06:20 PM
Great sequence........what sort of Pelican is it?

Garret
03-06-2010, 06:31 PM
Pelicans are amazing birds. Thanks!

Nanoose
03-06-2010, 06:34 PM
Great sequence........what sort of Pelican is it?

..and where is it found?

Phillip Allen
03-06-2010, 06:35 PM
Great sequence........what sort of Pelican is it?



I think it's a white pelican

Paul Pless
03-06-2010, 06:38 PM
Beautifully done Kaa. http://woodenboat.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif

paladin
03-06-2010, 06:49 PM
Now get the same sequence of photos on a Gooney Bird.....

Phillip Allen
03-06-2010, 06:50 PM
Now get the same sequence of photos on a Gooney Bird.....

PETA will complain

Kaa
03-06-2010, 07:02 PM
That's a brown pelican and the place is Florida Keys...

Kaa

Kaa
03-06-2010, 07:04 PM
Now get the same sequence of photos on a Gooney Bird.....

Doing VTOL on a helo landing pad..? :D

Kaa

seanz
03-06-2010, 07:07 PM
That's a brown pelican and the place is Florida Keys...
Ha! :D
I've been looking at pics on wikipedia and had just decided Phillip was right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Pelican

I miss pelicans......there used to be a subspecies here but apparently it was too tasty for its' own good.

Phillip Allen
03-06-2010, 07:09 PM
think I'll look up brown pelicans

seanz
03-06-2010, 07:12 PM
:eek:
think I'll look up brown pelicans

Don't look up!
;):D

Phillip Allen
03-06-2010, 07:15 PM
okay, I checked and believe I was wrong...the give aways were the red on the beak and color of his legs (for me anyway)

WX
03-07-2010, 01:13 AM
The Pelican is an amazing bird,
it's beak can hold more than
it's belly can.

Syed
03-07-2010, 01:41 AM
Wonderful!
Kaa, did you expose manually or some sort of automation was involved?

rufustr
03-07-2010, 02:21 AM
"I miss pelicans......there used to be a subspecies here but apparently it was too tasty for its' own good."

Dangerous place to live NZ.

Bloody Kiwis will eat anything...............and to extinction as well.:eek::eek:

downthecreek
03-07-2010, 05:36 AM
Lovely pics - these and "more pelicans" too. :)

C. Ross
03-07-2010, 07:45 AM
Nice. I'd love to see a similar sequence of a brown pelican diving for fish - where they extend their necks and pull back their wings and fold them at the last minute....

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
03-07-2010, 08:06 AM
Nice. I'd love to see a similar sequence of a brown pelican diving for fish - where they extend their necks and pull back their wings and fold them at the last minute....

Same order

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HlAu-XSY2E

Sula bassana aka Morus bassanus at 1:12 into this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F30TFQGNFXc

LeeG
03-07-2010, 09:40 AM
don't mess with a big bird

http://articles.latimes.com/1988-01-21/news/mn-37481_1_air-force

A freak collision with a large bird--probably a 15- to 20-pound pelican--brought down a $280-million B-1B bomber on a test flight over Colorado last September, the Air Force said Wednesday in its official investigation report on the accident.

The bird slammed into the plane as the craft was traveling at 600 m.p.h. and the bomber's thin aluminum skin was ruptured just above the right engines, ripping a critical hydraulic line and starting a 3,000-degree fuel fire that doomed the giant jet. Three Air Force officers died in the crash, one because his ejection seat malfunctioned, the report said.
...
The B-1B was flying over an Air Force bombing range near La Junta in southeastern Colorado when the accident occurred. The day before, an Air Force officer in the area reported "several hundred" migrating North American White Pelicans flying between two small lakes on the test range.

After the accident, the Air Force suspended low-level, high-speed flights of the plane. It said that it will spend $62.5 million to reinforce three vulnerable points of the B-1B's skin.

gazzer
03-07-2010, 12:16 PM
don't mess with a big bird

A freak collision with a large bird--probably a 15- to 20-pound pelican--brought down a $280-million B-1B bomber on a test flight over Colorado last September

Pelicans in Colorado! Who would have thought?

-G

Saltiguy
03-07-2010, 04:12 PM
I operate a charter boat in SW Florida and I specialize in wildlife - dolphins, manatees, and all types of birds - close up and personal. The Brown Pelican is now very common in the Gulf region but they were almost wiped out back in the 70's when we were using DDT as an insecticide.
Their flying skills are breath-taking; especially their ability to glide inches over the water, using a "ground-effects" technique. Glide, soar and dive - that's the way they get their food, and despite their ungainly appearance on the ground, once the hit the air, they are the epitome of grace and power. They know how to find and ride wind sheers and if you're watchful, you'll see them screaming along at 40 mph without flapping a feather.
People love to watch the animals, but I teach them HOW to watch. I understand their habits and behaviors so well, that I often know exactly what they will do next, and when I say " watch that bird, he's going to do (this and that)", people are amazed, and ask "how did you know that?". So, I teach them, and by the end of the trip, they're all "experts". Children today are really into wildlife and they're eager to learn, so I get a lot of satisfaction from this.

seafox
03-07-2010, 04:24 PM
Kaa
please what type of equipment were you using? film or digital and do you have an opinion on pentex digital SLR cameras?

Garret
03-07-2010, 05:14 PM
I operate a charter boat in SW Florida and I specialize in wildlife - dolphins, manatees, and all types of birds - close up and personal. The Brown Pelican is now very common in the Gulf region but they were almost wiped out back in the 70's when we were using DDT as an insecticide.
Their flying skills are breath-taking; especially their ability to glide inches over the water, using a "ground-effects" technique. Glide, soar and dive - that's the way they get their food, and despite their ungainly appearance on the ground, once the hit the air, they are the epitome of grace and power. They know how to find and ride wind sheers and if you're watchful, you'll see them screaming along at 40 mph without flapping a feather.
People love to watch the animals, but I teach them HOW to watch. I understand their habits and behaviors so well, that I often know exactly what they will do next, and when I say " watch that bird, he's going to do (this and that)", people are amazed, and ask "how did you know that?". So, I teach them, and by the end of the trip, they're all "experts". Children today are really into wildlife and they're eager to learn, so I get a lot of satisfaction from this.

I've been known to watch pecilans for hours. They are amazing birds.

Whereabouts in Fla are you? Spent a lot of time watchin gthem in Ft. Myers & thereabouts

Garret
03-07-2010, 06:06 PM
How can I stop brown pelicans cr@pp!ng all over my boat?

Seriously.

Move north? Cover it? :D

I know folks in Maine put giant whirlygigs (12' diameter) to keep the Ospreys off.

jbchicoine
03-07-2010, 06:08 PM
Wow! What a sequence...

seanz
03-07-2010, 06:11 PM
How can I stop brown pelicans cr@pp!ng all over my boat?

Seriously.

Stop posting RW C&P in the Bilge...........;):D

Kaa
03-07-2010, 07:34 PM
Kaa, did you expose manually or some sort of automation was involved?

Well, there was autofocus :-) and besides, that what used to be called the motor drive in the days of film. You press and hold the shutter button and the camera shoots frames as fast as it can. Otherwise, handheld with manually set exposure.


Kaa
please what type of equipment were you using? film or digital and do you have an opinion on pentex digital SLR cameras?

This was taken with a Canon digital SLR.

Pentax digital SLRs are fine, though I'm not sure there's much to recommend them over comparable offerings from Canon and Nikon. One of the major advantages of an SLR is the ability to change lenses, so many people pick the DSLR body based on what lenses are available for it. Figure out what do you want to do and then choose the best system for it...

Kaa

Phillip Allen
03-07-2010, 07:37 PM
How can I stop brown pelicans cr@pp!ng all over my boat?

Seriously.




Stop posting RW C&P in the Bilge...........;):D

grease up the landing sites

Kaa
03-07-2010, 07:44 PM
Nice. I'd love to see a similar sequence of a brown pelican diving for fish - where they extend their necks and pull back their wings and fold them at the last minute....

Check the More Pelicans thread, second set of photos...

Kaa