More Pelicans

Brown Pelican Head Throw
Brown Pelican Head Throw
Another balmy day here in Palm Desert with temps around 80F again yesterday and today.  Nights are a little cooler than they have been though.  In fact, temp are supposed to stay in the high 70s, low 80sF for the next week.  We’ve been busy with pickleball and water volleyball every day.  Many of the local players are getting ready for a tournament at College of the Desert in early February.  I don’t think Chris and I will be playing in it though.
Brown Pelican Soaring Above Water
Brown Pelican Gliding
I had some time to sift through more of our pelican photos from our recent trip to La Jolla.  I found another head throw photo which doesn’t clip off the tip of the bill the way the photo I posted last week does.  The gliding photo and the head throw photo were both taken from the viewing platform at the La Jolla cliffs near the cave.  I used my Canon 1D mk IV with my 500mm lens and teleconverter on a Gitzo tripod for these photos.

4 Comments

  1. Dennis and Donna January 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    Contest worthy photos!!!

  2. E Squared and Mui January 22, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    great pelican shots

  3. BJ January 22, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    I love your pictures. Beautiful. I had my first up close experience with a pelican at Pismo Beach. I had never seen one before except in a picture.

  4. Gail Durham January 22, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    These are fantastic pictures!