That part of the country is just the place where you want to get out your camera and go, and my dear friend knew just where to take me. That is why we went to the foreshore to see whether there were any pelicans around. Disappointment! Only bare beach scattered with seaweed washed in by the hight tide. With my camera in my hand I requested that we try up past the yacht club compound which is surrounded by high security fencing, and so that is where we went. And there were the pelicans, waiting.
No, they were not waiting for me, they were waiting for the fishermen to come in and cut up their catch on the large concrete slap built there for that purpose. The bits that are not wanted would be fed to the pelicans. Just imagine, these beautiful white with black birds, nearly five feet tall with a beak that is around two feet long and pale pink; AMAZING! For the next half hour I was there, snapping photos at first and then, when I realized how tame these birds were, taking more careful portraits. Sometimes they observed me very carefully with their large black eyes following my every move. At other times they just ignored me and got on with their own business of waiting.
When I decided to call it quits and we decided to leave, I counted that I had taken 76 pictures. Of course, with the wonders of digital photography, there is no cost involved in discarding all those that do not match the standards that I aim for. I have about six that are really good and worthy to put in our club's contests, and then another dozen or so, that are outstanding, even if below contest quality. The rest will be discarded.
It is wonderful when there is the opportunity to capture photos, and it is probably my no.1 hobby. Hope you enjoy them. There are a few more below.