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Close to the ground
A huge, slow-flying pelican came past. As you can see there's not much undercarriage clearance LOL.

I still struggle to understand how they manage to take off at all though - they just seem to defy gravity LOL
Habitat
Beach
Location
Wellington Point, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Date taken
22 September, 2019
Scientific name
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Equipment used
Fuji Finepix HS50 Sports Mode Continuous
there's not much space left indeed, Delia, must keep their belly nicely fresh, superb inflight capture of this big one, many tfs!!
 

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Category
Asia, Australia & Pacific Islands
Added by
delia todd
Date added
View count
152
Comment count
13

Image metadata

Device
FUJIFILM FinePix HS50EXR
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
30.3 mm
Exposure time
1/900 second(s)
ISO
100
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
BF Australian Pelican flight 22 September 2019.jpg
File size
399 KB
Date taken
Sun, 22 September 2019 12:17 AM
Dimensions
2000px x 1262px

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