Colors of the Animal Kingdom

Challenge #8 in the The natural world around you series. Hosted by Ohmyhi.
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The idea of this challenge is to show the amazing colors of animals in their natural habitat. Whether it's the tiniest insect to the largest animals show off the colors of the natural world. There will be no zoo animals nor pets in this challenge. All animals must be in the wild and in their home, no humans in the photos, hands or feet. The main idea is to show how beautiful coat and skin colors are. Along with eyes, ears, etc. Animal must be identifiable in the photo so make sure the photo is far enough away that at least the whole face is visible.
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California Pelican
by vbuhay
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This Pelican was about to take off from the railings at the Huntington Beach Pier. I processed this frame, and come to appreciate its color since you normally just see the grey/brown hue of its feathers from afar. They sure look beautiful up close.
Submitted: Friday, 4th September, 2015 15:34 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 7th February, 2015
Focal length: 150 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 2000
Notes: Hand held....
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