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Camera test shots – Tandem Flight & portrait

Hi everyone.  Just time to post two quick test shots that I took at the beach this morning with a new camera I’m trying out.  I know I’ve posted pelican shots before but they  are one of my favorite test subjects.

Drafting the breezes

The next is just a laid back shot of this beautiful (if ungainly) resting gent…

Pelican posing….


14 responses

  1. Cynthia Privoznik

    I love pelicans!

    September 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    • Hi Cyn! How are things in Ridgecrest?

      September 27, 2012 at 10:12 am


    Awesome. Looks like the new camera is a winner. Great photo! Best regards, Howard

    September 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    • Thanks Howard. Have to get used to it but I think it may be a keeper.

      September 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

  3. Gracie

    Awesome shots!

    September 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    • Thanks Gracie – I appreciate it.

      September 27, 2012 at 10:14 am

  4. Bill

    If you don’t mind, what kind of camera did you use. Beautiful photos.

    September 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    • Bill,
      It is the new Nikon full frame D600. It operates similar to my D7000 but with greater resolution. For a first outing with the camera and my Sigma 150-500, I’m pretty happy with it.

      September 27, 2012 at 10:16 am


    nice shots Scotty

    September 27, 2012 at 9:14 am

    • Thanks Anthony. Thanks for checking in.

      September 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm

  6. Looks like the new camera is testing out just beautifully, Scott.

    September 30, 2012 at 4:29 am

    • Thanks Cheyl – Still experimenting but it offers some great capabilities – I’ll probably “have to” keep it….

      September 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

  7. I don’t often think of pelicans as graceful, but your shots show otherwise, especially with the beautiful extension of their wings.
    Once I was snorkeling in shallow waters and a pelican came skimming low across the water looking for food I suppose. I noticed the giant shadow on the sand beneath the wave and got nervous that he was coming for me! Very intimidating!

    September 30, 2012 at 8:13 am

    • Jackie – it is amazing how they transform from the ungainly land creatures they are to the graceful fliers that they also are…

      September 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

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