Sunday, October 29, 2006

Pelicans near the fish market

I found these pelicans standing at the end of the dock near the fish market in Sydney. As I approached them slowly from behind, they watched me from the corner of their eye, nervously turning their heads alternatively to one side and the other. When I finally came too close for comfort (approximately 2 metres), they threw themselves heavily into the water and paddled away...

J'ai trouvé ces deux pélicans au bout d'un quai près du marché aux poissons de Sydney. En me voyant approcher doucement derrière eux, ils m'ont surveillée nerveusement du coin de l'oeil, tournant la tête alternativement à droite et à gauche. Puis quand j'ai été trop près (environ deux mètres), ils se sont jetés lourdement à l'eau et se sont éloignés en palmant.

17 comments:

Bill said...

A simply wonderful shot!

Olivier said...

photo reussie, et amusante. on dirait deux freres jumeaux, qui attendent l'heure du repas.


successful photograph, and amusing. one would say two twin brothers, who wait the hour of the meal.

Meg in Nelson said...

Nice picture, but they look comical, don't they?

Lachezar said...

They are so beautiful these ugly creatures...

alice said...

Ta photo et tes mots rendent très bien compte de leur comportement! La première fois que nous en avons vus, c'était au nord de Sydney, nous étions tellement contents que nous sommes restés un long moment les observer. C'est un très bon souvenir.

zannnie said...

Great shot, Natalie!

Zsolt72 said...

ohh maybe they had an argue...:)

JohnnyParsons said...

C'est drole. The pelicans look like bookends. Love the photo!

selana18 said...

Hi Nathalie, really nice capture!
Your models are amazaning!

Denton said...

I like your photo and explanation. Personally I find wildlife hard to photograph because they will not pose. But in this photo it appears you got them to do just that.

Reflex said...

Sympa cette symétrie :)

norman said...

With all the interest, Nathalie, what about one of the more approachable pelican groups such as Woy Woy?

Eric said...

This one is absolutely stunning Nathalie. The composition, the colors, everything is great.

Not to mention that seeing pelicans from where I live (Paris) is really cool ;)

More!

edwin s said...

Omigod! This is the most stunning picture I've seen today! Trés superbe!

Pierre said...

Très drôle, on croirait un effet de miroir, excellent...

Sally said...

Just to add my "fabulous shot" to the other voices!

Keropok Man said...

My comments are totally out from everyone's. But when you said Sydney Fish Market, my minds just buzzz Sashimi! Love the seafood at Sydney's Fish Market!

Those pelicans looks so beautiful!