Werner Bollmann - Serious


Sometimes it’s a matter of a second: I was lying at the shoreline of Lake Kerkini in Greece to take pictures of the Dalmatian Pelicans. Using a beanbag I waited for some birds looking directly into my camera. After a while I realized that this task wasn’t as easy as I had expected – the perfect symmetry I was looking for lasted only for such a little time that I was always too late when pressing the release button. I nearly wanted to surrender when this old guy did me the favor to stay at the right place for a second. Maybe it’s interpretation, but for me he looks like thinking “Hurry up! Fish! Now!”.

Location: Greece

Tags: dalmatian pelican, greece, lake kerkini, pelecanus crispus, pelican, pelicans, portrait, waterbird, werner bollmann

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  1. Theo said:

    04/12/2011 10:33

    I love this one Werner, very cool: the colours, the expression and of course the hairdress!

  2. Alex Mustard said:

    04/12/2011 10:47

    Serious impact! Simple, but impossible to ignore. It is interesting how well this portrait works despite excluding a pelican's most recognisable feature.

  3. Silvia Reiche said:

    04/12/2011 10:51

    Wow....the bird says 'hello this grey morning'. As written above, it's impossible to ignore! I like it's charming look together with the colours.

  4. Sandra said:

    04/12/2011 11:16

    Dito. :))

  5. yvan said:

    04/12/2011 17:46

    WOW, what a shot and expression of the bird, congratulations!

  6. Werner said:

    04/12/2011 18:30

    Thanks to all of you :)

  7. Geir Ole said:

    05/12/2011 13:09

    What a lovely portrait with that expression :)

  8. David Guimaraes said:

    10/12/2011 20:17

    Cool expression! Great shot!