Thursday, August 26, 2010

Riding the Waves - SkyWatch

Early in the morning, as the sun comes up, the pelicans begin their work day -following the waves, looking for breakfast. They follow each other - single file. I wonder how they determine the order - who follows who? After a while, they fly back along the beach and start over. The original wind surfers!

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27 comments:

  1. When we vacationed in the Outerbanks in NC a few years ago, I couldn't get enough of watching pelicans. It was the first time I had seen pelicans outside a zoo. I loved getting up in the morning and watching a view very similar to your picture. Thank you for bringing back the memory to me.

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  2. What a fantastic capture, Gwendolyn! Love seeing the pelicans in flight and the magnificent sunrise! What a terrific way to start the day! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. My husband used to call it the morning commute to work. Wonderful picture.

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    We can be friends ???
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  5. Now that's really cool! Marvelous!

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  6. Fantastic shot of the birds in flight against the lovely sky.

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  7. Incredible sky... and my husband just loves to take pictures of pelicans. I must be sure he sees this beautiful shot.

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  8. Well spotted and captured. I have noticed swallows by their hundreds graze oyr dam when the mosquitos hatch. They skim across the water, then loop the loop like airobats and start all over again.

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  9. Oh how very much I love that pink hue in the sky, and then add the birds in flight, picture perfect~ have a great weekend~

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  10. Beautiful photo and good question about the order of the birds!
    Now I wonder too!

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  11. How interesting, and such a beautiful sunrise.

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  12. Beautiful! You know, that would make a great blog header (it being so long and skinny and all!) Really lovely!

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  13. amazing. I love it when we have a little story with Skywatch.

    Happy SWF.

    My Skywatch is here.

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  14. your entry look so feel peaceful even the birds enjoy it!

    http://www.abc1on1.com/2010/08/skywatch-friday-heavens-gate.html

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  15. wow what an amazing capture

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  16. Beautiful shot of the Sunrise..such nice pastel colors...the birds do give it even more meaning.

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  17. I've never seen anything quite like it! Spectacular in its quiet simplicity. Happy Friday and happy skywatching!

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  18. Beautiful Sky Watch photo

    Have a nice weekend,
    Greetings, Bram

    My WordPress Blog

    Seen om My World Tuesday

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  19. What a beautiful capture...unbelievable. What amazes me, too, is how far they can fly without needing a break!!

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  20. what lovely soft colors. a beautiful morning to wake up to.

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  21. Fantastic capture of the pelicans in flight and amazing colors in your sunrise. Gorgeous photo, happy skywatching.

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  22. Gorgeous shot, love the pelicans

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  23. What a beautiful photo! I've come over from Sky Watch! :)

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  24. Beautifully captured, the serenity. Calm and absolutely breathtaking. Hope to be there too.
    Have a nice day.

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