Werner Bollmann - Serious

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

Posted on 04.12.2011
Photo info - 24.01.2010: Nikon D300, 4.0/200-400mm, f 5.6, 1/800, ISO 200
Tags: dalmatian pelican Greece Lake Kerkini pelecanus crispus pelican pelicans portrait waterbird werner bollmann wildlife photography
Werner Bollmann - Serious

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

Posted on 04.12.2011
Photo info - 24.01.2010: Nikon D300, 4.0/200-400mm, f 5.6, 1/800, ISO 200
Tags: dalmatian pelican Greece Lake Kerkini pelecanus crispus pelican pelicans portrait waterbird werner bollmann wildlife photography