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Thursday, June 7, 2007 Pelicans, Fishing

It's always fun to watch the pelicans dive-bombing for fish. These, the California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus), were busy just off the end of the mole at the Marina Peninsula, down near the airport.

California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) diving for fish
California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) diving for fish

More conventional shots just flying around.

California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus)
California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus)
California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus)

The Rookery

California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus)

The warning for photographers

KEEP OFF ROCKS!

The site, via Google Earth

Via Google Earth - the mole at Marina Del Rey, California

If you wish to use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me. And should you choose to download any of these images and use them invoking the 'fair use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, please provide credit, and, on the web, a link back this site. The copyright does not apply to the Google image.

Technical Note:

Most of these photographs were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0. Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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