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My Pelican Image Featured on the Rottnest Island Instagram Page

I was excited this morning to see that the official Rottnest Island Instagram page have posted one my images on their feed:



I’ve visited Rottnest Island twice this year, and both times I’ve taken my camera with me.

There’s so many beautiful beaches and signs to see, and there always seems to be plenty of Pelicans there too.

The Pelican pictured below was perched on the jetty pole, so I waited there patiently until he finally flew off into the distance. The image was captured back in July.

The original uncropped image can be seen here on Flickr (click on the image to view all of the details on Flickr):

Australian Pelican taking off

Fishing at Woodman Point Jetty

Woodman Point Jetty, busy with fisherman and Pelicans.

These two pelicans were hoping for a free feed, but unfortunately the fish weren’t coming to the party!

f/2.8 | 1/640 sec | ISO 320
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L @35mm
Canon 5D Mk III

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Australian Pelican in Flight on the Swan River

On the weekend I ventured down to the Swan River, and found a dozen Australian Pelicans. This guy had just leapt out of the water, beginning his search for some mid-morning breakfast.

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The Australian Pelican is a fascinating bird, which claims to have the longest bill of any living bird.

Commonly having a wingspan of 2.3-2.6 metres, these birds glide through the air almost effortlessly.

Location: Swan River, Perth, Western Australia

A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo’s Morning Flight

I snapped this Sulphur-crested Cockatoo’s morning flight over Lake Mulwala in Yarrawonga on the weekend.

This shot was taken just after sunrise, when there were literally hundreds of cockatoos flying around and making lots of noise!

My lens was at full zoom (400mm) for this shot, and I also had to crop the photo a little.

Location: Lake Mulwala, Victoria, Australia

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Parroting Around

I spotted these Rainbow Lorikeets in a large gum tree on my recent trip to Perth, and was amazed at how energetic they were!

For these shots, my camera was mounted on a tripod using my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens and Canon EF Extender III 2x for a total focal length of 400mm.

Location: East Fremantle, Western Australia