Images by Kipper wrote:
No expert about these birds, but you got me, they sure look the part; yup to me they are Pelicans. Too bad as the host asks for entries to “Be creative!” as well as, “Pelicans flying are encouraged”. Seems you hit two of the more desirable requests of the host compared to many of the entries the host as allowed to stand. I’d PM the host for an explanation myself.
Also on another point in the hosts ‘Additional rules’, I wouldn’t be able to enter as my full EXIF doesn’t carry my lens information and I have no idea why not!
Good luck ~ Kipper
I PM'd the host as you suggested, and next thing I know - my entry is reinstated. No PM, no email of explanation, it just re-appeared in the place where it was before being disqualified.