Daily Archives: March 30, 2018

Pelican over Cormorants…

Brown Pelican, La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, California

When I was out yesterday I saw flocks of White-crowned Sparrows in the hedges and fields here in southern Maine, and it is raining and going to be almost 60 degrees today. The birds of spring can’t be far behind now…but for today I will drop back to my February trip to San Diego to pick up this image of a breeding plumage Brown Pelican coming in to land on the nesting cliffs over a mixed mass of Brant’s and Double-crested Cormorants at La Jolla Cove in La Jolla, California north of San Diego. It is all about focus here. I was able to pick the bird up on the way in and maintain focus as it came over the cliffs (or rather the camera was able…I can take very little credit beyond pointing and hoping 🙂 It makes for an impressive image…or that is what I think. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode. -.3EV. 1/1000th @ f4 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.