Photo of the Day Contest
pelican formation by arthur xanthopoulos
Wednesday, 12th June 2013

pelican formation

by arthur xanthopoulos

The image was taken along the South East coast of Victoria. It has not been edited to remove colour. The effect of monochrome is a result of heavy smoke in the air due to back burning which created the mute tones
Equipment: Nikon D700 Nikkor 17-35mm f/4
arthur xanthopoulos
freelance photographer with over 10 years experience.

pelican formation by arthur xanthopoulos was photo of the day on Wednesday, 12th June 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


12th June 2013 at 1:06 am

Fantastic shot Arthur. Congrats on your POTD!

tripple rainbow

12th June 2013 at 1:11 am

Excellent, great capture!

12th June 2013 at 2:52 am

Wow! Great shot, creative.

Harshavardhan Bhat

12th June 2013 at 3:56 am

Nice Picture.


12th June 2013 at 9:05 am

Best I’ve seen here for a long time.
Well done Arthur.


12th June 2013 at 11:39 am

Awesome :) Took a pic one day with swans like that!


12th June 2013 at 11:49 am

I like it!! :)

12th June 2013 at 2:00 pm

Love how the sky and water meet and blur making the row of pelicans a welcome point of context.

Anne Egli

12th June 2013 at 2:35 pm

What a great picture, and really cool how the smoke made it just so special. Good job!


12th June 2013 at 2:42 pm

This one is special!!!

12th June 2013 at 3:52 pm

Very peaceful and lovely!


12th June 2013 at 4:24 pm

Yes, the gradient subtleties leading into sublime are so mystical. Love this.

Bev Lyons

12th June 2013 at 5:57 pm

But there is color. Soft greens and yellows in the water, a little blue in the sky and just a hint of pink on the left and then of course the white of the pelicans. Love the photo – it’s very peaceful.


12th June 2013 at 6:21 pm

Amazing photo. It is always interesting to see when nature plays a trick and we get special circumstance. Beautiful shot.

12th June 2013 at 7:05 pm

If it weren’t for the pelicans, it would be impossible to see where sea and horizon meet. I love pelicans! Very nice shot!

Laura Milholland

12th June 2013 at 10:59 pm

Delightful image. You certainly turned the “bad air” into a memorable moment and gorgeous shot.

13th June 2013 at 5:56 am

thanks everyone. It really was a magical scene

13th June 2013 at 9:32 am

Great composition; well done.

17th June 2013 at 9:53 am

Arthur …the mood is lovely, how often would one think of a wide angle shot with birds. Beautifully composed image. Well done

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