Sometimes you get the shots where you can. This Pelican photo was while sitting in my car on the Bolivar Ferry. I was too tired and covered with sand from my trip to Bolivar to get out of the car. Treated this shot like a bird in flight shot by using positive exposure compensation due to the bright sky causing the camera to darken the scene.
Can’t tell if he is laughing at me or ready to eat me…
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter, hand-held
aperture priority, 1/1250 sec @ F8, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation.