They are also fun to watch, especially on land where they seem just a little bit clumsy. I think I would have to be in a really bad mood not to have a smile on my face when watching Pelicans.
These birds were loafing about at Swan Bay Jetty, which is about 120 km from Melbourne. They seemed content to just sit, until a fishing boat arrived and then they were swiftly off is search of a free lunch.
These next three images show a new bit of photoshop manipulation I found out about in the last couple of weeks. It involves using the in focus areas of two images to make a single image. It seems to work well here, but the second time I tried it, it did not!
Anyway, here are the two original images (you can see how I shifted focus between the front and back bird) and the composite image. I think this may be about as far I will go with this type of manipulation - and I'll let you know when I use this method!
|This is the merged version|
Anyway, I have a few more days at work - and then I'm free for a while, so I'll visit web sites, finally write some words and generally reflect on a pretty crazy year.
Stay well, wear a mask, get the vaccine if you can and click on the blue button below to join in with WBW.
Above all else, have a safe and happy Christmas - and I'll be back for WBW 440 after the festivities are done and dusted. SM