Pelicans in Flight
Nikon D800 camera and Nikkor 105mm 2.5 ais lens. Settings of 1/30th setting, f8 at ISO 100.
Two brown pelicans glide above the estuary of the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in Encinitas, California.
The motion blur in this image was captured by focusing on the lead Pelican and panning during a 1/30th of a second exposure. The reflections in the water were from rocks (mostly out of the frame) that were lit by warm "golden hour" sunlight.
October 15, 2016