Warning: this post has absolutely NOTHING to do with a certain movie of the same name.
In fact, I've never seen the movie. Nor read any reviews, nor do I know who's in it. Who directed it? Beats me! What is it about? Well, going by the movie title, I'm guessing it's one o' them thar short ferrin' films about a day in the life of a pelican. She-yit, prob'ly made in France.
OT Don'ts I gots a guud redneck acksent? Jus' laik a skunk.
Speaking of movie or book titles... Why isn't The Lord Of The Rings about the life and times of P.T Barnum? Just asking.
On to the pelican!
WP (Wifey-Poo, The Most Wonderful Woman In The Entire World) and I (YT, Yours Truly --that'd be moi) went down to the seashore yesterday. No, we did not meet Sally and we didn't sell any seashells. We went down there to take pics of the surf since the wind was a steady 25 to 30 knots (knots: fancy nautical term meant to confuse everyone).
Unfortunately, the wind was still Northwesterly when we were there and wasn't supposed to swing around from the South till later. This meant the fetch of the waves was fairly short so they didn't have enough distance to really build nicely.
But I still got some good surf shots.
Those shots will have to wait for another post.
Why? Cus there was a pelican hanging out by the Brighton Jetty. It's not a usual area for them, in fact neither WP nor I have ever seen one there. We've since found out why it was there, but I'll leave that for another post.
This post is about the pics I got of the pelican. I'm really getting to know the ole Fuji FinePix S6500fd pretty darned well. These were taken from around 100 feet away.
A bird has just GOTTA get a good stretch!
Look Ma! I can hover!
She's being all majestic-like in these next two:
Hey Spielberg! Can I be in the next JP flick?
This sheila could teach us a lot about aerodynamics
Right aileron up, left aileron middle, right flaps up, left flaps down, both slats down, landing gear extended, and keep that nose down and into the wind!
Here she is practicing her cormorant pose
Which comes in handy when she needs a bit of lift to get through the surf!