BZ's SF Fleet Week '08 - Pelicans page

Photo Gallery

These are my shots of the original flyers at the 2008 San Francisco Fleet Week celebration. Between the planes, boats, and birds, there's never a dull moment out there! I believe all these pictures are of Brown Pelicans. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong!

Used a Nikon D200 w/ a 70-300mm VR lens.
- Bernard Zee

The Brown Pelican is the smallest of the Pelicans, though it is still a pretty large bird!

It can have a wingspan of up to 8 ft!

The hard thing about taking pictures of birds is - they never seem to cooperate!

Here's one with a bit of the Rock in the back - but he didn't stay at this altitude for additional shots!

Their fly-bys are brief and unpredictable. Good thing I was hanging around all day anyway!

I found that like airplanes, I prefer an interesting background for the birds. I particularly liked this one.

Alas, the birds hardly ever fly where I want them to! So interesting shots are the exception, rather than the rule.

Actually, couldn't ask for much better than this one. Happy to have caught it!

Taking bird shots are almost as fun as air shows. They're just not as noisy!

Here are some patriotic Pelicans!

Click on the link below to return to the 2008 Fleet Week main page.
SF Fleetweek '08 Gallery Index