Pelicans, palisades, palm trees, and flare

Pelicans, palisades, palm trees, and flare

Santa Monica, California.

As we were walking on the Palisades I spotted a large group of birds flying north up the coast. As they got closer it became clear that they were pelicans. It’s tough enough to shoot groups of birds flying and then, when the only way to get them is through a group of palm trees getting a decent shot is near impossible. This was the only shot I had time to take and while far from perfect, I’m happy with it as a place marker for an amazing sight to see.

I attempted this kind of shot on an earlier visit to LA and this one I got yesterday may be a bit better.

2014 shot: Pelicans, palisades, palm trees, and flare.


      1. I imagine you have to buy that wood, too. Most of our neighbors burn wood, but the supply is infinite and free, apart from the labor to cut it down. Stay warm, Richard.

      2. No buying of wood. Never have, never will. I cut all of it, process it, and season it for three years before burning. I have over three years of wood seasoning most of the time.

        I do arborist work for friends and get the wood as payment. Works out well.

      3. It is indeed but I enjoy it. We cut and process 4 cords a year for us and about 20 more cords for friends. Having the right tools helps, of course, this is not done by hand anymore. Hydraulics makes splitting doable for old dudes like me.

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