Lost Pelican ?

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Clifford Dupuis

very minimalist scene that totally shows the impact of the fires. Well done Debra

Debra Plett

Thx Clifford appreciate your comment.


Good one with the fog and the birdy

Debra Plett

Thank you Jeff

Yves Langlois

Great shot and description Debra. I love so much the simplicity of the scene and the foggy effect of the smoke. It kind of suggest a canvas and let my imagination drive to nowhere.

Debra Plett

Thank you Yves, yes it does give one the opportunity to imagine. I will take a picture on my next visit so you can see what the area looks like on a clear day.

Heather Mellon

A remarkable image with a mood all its own, Debra. Can't help but think of the lonely pelican forced to flee from the situation it came from and wonder just how severe an impact wildfires have had on all of our wildlife caught in the situation. Excellent capture and thought provoking too.

Debra Plett

Thanks Heather, yes it is extremely sad to think about all that is lost in the wildfires. The draught conditions seem to be getting more severe every year. This image does make me think about what will be in the future!

It is really unusual to see Pelicans in this area this time of year. The lone Pelican was sitting on a rock that usually has twenty or so Seagulls. I was thinking that the Pelicans appearance is probably due to the smoke pushing the birds and wildlife further south to hopefully safety. This image was taken closer to evening with a lot more smoke in the air.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
July 22, 2021
pelican seagulls dogtooth lake forest fires smoke nature outdoors
  • Focal: 360
  • Lens Model: Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II (SAL70400G2)
  • Shutter speed: 0.0125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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