Sunday, April 4, 2010


04.04.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

The many faces and behaviors of this particular pelican this morning begged for a collage sequence! Sitting and floating along in the early morning light, this pelican looked like it was just napping when all of sudden it submerged its beak and then quickly snatched its prey and swallowed it up only to resume the rather smug position! Fun to watch and to try to capture photographically in still images - this would have been much more interesting in video format, but I so rarely remember that I can do that with this camera!

Within a span of a few minutes, a sequence of photos can tell a story. Our eyes find those sequenced stories daily, though they are most likely not photographed. Like in this sequence, they often come full circle with repetitive motion for a purpose. Imagine what we could uncover if we would filter out and document those important stories that matter on a more consistent basis! Well, for now - 'life's a beach'! :) 4th Ave N & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL


  1. Pelicans are such unusual-looking birds! What a great capture!

  2. Wow. Absolutely beautiful shots! Well done. The colors are so calming. I also love the water in the large one. :)