The Dalmatian Pelican workshop, the second day
The second day of the Dalmatian Pelican workshop was planned as the first, but this time my group was first out onto the water.
We had gone through some of our pictures from day one and had thoughts about what we had to do to get more good pictures. I had discovered that I should raise the shutter speed more to get the crisp shots that I want or to reduce the shutter speed to get nice blurry pictures.
It is of utmost importance to check the material when you can to find the details you might have missed when you just look at the pictures in the camera. So always bring your laptop with you just to have the opportunity to download photos at full screen.
The weather was more or less the same as yesterday and even if it looked like we should get a slow start things picked up as soon as we got nearer the Dalmatian Pelican Island.
We had yesterday seen a couple of Great White Pelicans at the Pelican Island. The Great White Pelican is a big bird, but not as big as the Dalmatian Pelican.
In this picture you can see that the Great White Pelican differs much from the Dalmatian Pelican. The hairstyle is more slick together with a pink bill and yellow pouch. It looks nice in my eyes.
The focus for today was flight shots. You can find a couple of different in the gallery, but it is one that I need to show and speak about.
I have no idea why this Dalmatian Pelican is doing like this while flying, but it surely looks funny.
It can´t be energy efficient to fly with the mouth wide open as it must act like an inverted sail. I just saw this behavior once so I was really lucky to get off a few shots and one actually turned out okay.
There was also a first for me today as I never before had the chance of taking pictures of the Cirl Bunting. It was a really nice looking Bunting and one that we don´t have in Sweden. You find that photo in the Gallery just below.
You can follow these links to see more pictures and read about the days we had at Lake Kerkini.