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Uploaded 13-Sep-09
Taken 19-May-05


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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:brown pelican, ground effect, hover, pelican, surface effect
Photo Info

Dimensions950 x 633
Original file size173 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken20-May-05 06:31
Date modified26-May-05 21:01
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 10D
Focal length500 mm
Max lens apertureInfinity
Exposure1/2500 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Pelican Hover

Pelican Hover

Pelicans look ungainly, but pilots and sailors appreciate their skill in the air. You'll often see them flying low or hovering over the water or along a bridge to take advantage of headwinds and ground effect, reducing the effort required to stay aloft. Apalachicola Bay, Florida.