Florida Brown Pelican  
     

Florida Brown Pelican

A Florida Brown Pelican sitting on a pier preens in the late afternoon sun.
 
The relatively flat Captiva Island landscape means that the warm late-day sun reaches the island's eastern/bay-side dock piers - providing great lighting for photographing the pelicans that like to sit on these piers.
 
I carried the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens with the Canon EF 2x III Extender for my lightweight bird lens on this trip. The f/8 image quality from this combo delivered very impressive results.

Camera and Lens Settings
600mm  f/8.0  1/640s  ISO 400  3744 x 5616px
Gear Used

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