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Waves and Pelicans by Thomas-Koidhis Waves and Pelicans by Thomas-Koidhis
So there was some...distortion in this stitch that I really couldn't fully fix. Also had some dark lines in the sky of uneven brightness from the stitch not going well. Spose I could have fixed those, but it was frustrating lol. Instead I chopped off a great deal of the sky XD

Other than that, I love how this image came together...huge amounts of detail on the other bank of the river!
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cosmicspider Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Pelicans! Is this a normal place for them? I always thought of them as warm-weather warm-territory birds.
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
These Pelicans are...special. (splain that in a sec.) buuuut, while we do get cold winters (-40 normally around the end of Dec/-through feb) by the time the (migratory) pelicans start returning, our temperatures do not drop below -10 usually, and it gradually warms until (just yesterday actually) our latest and hopefully last drop below zero occurred (-0.4oC) and we have had temps to +25oC today haha. It gets HOT here in the summer, occasionaly almost reaching the forties. Last November we had a record time high of +10.0oC. They usually leave around September/October and head toward the southern states for the winter. I have some of the only pictures in the world actually *brags* where pelicans are on or near ice and snow.

They are American White Pelicans and they are the only species in the world that nest, live and feed on river rapids and islands. It's a very special, unique place that rests more or less on the edge of Wood Buffalo National Park. They have been, according to National Geographic in their present form for 20 million years. When you visit these places, it feels like a prehistoric tropic or something haha
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cosmicspider Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Huh, that's so cool. I can't imagine it being near freezing right now though :lol: It was in the 30's here all week. I shall have to remember this about the pelicans though, cool stuff.
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dnc-12-2 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you going to do a tutorial someday on how you can shoot water like that? I tried the other day, just got a few too bright pictures...

Good shot, as always
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
When I get around to writing like I want to, I plan on doing some tutorials on my tumblr blog soon. I will post updates on this page when I get around to all that, hopefully soon :)
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dnc-12-2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :clap:
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
VERY VERY cool image! Wish I'd shot that!!!
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
If you can take possibly having to deal with a few hundred mosquitoes, you should come see them one summer! Pelicans may be common but these ones are special ;)
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
ugh....mosquitoes....no can do! lol
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Hah! I don't blame you. I plan on spending a couple more years here or so before I venture off to discover some new subjects. It will be a dream...But I spose the skeeters have taught me tolerance, I focus really well now :D
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