Twelve white pelicans on a dark background. Taken at Ding Darling on Sanibel Island Florida. I used to participate in Art Festivals on Sanibel. I would arrive early and leave late, spending my time at Ding Darling photographing the wildlife.
This shot was taken early morning when the angle of the sun was low. The mangroves behind the pelicans were in deep shadow, while the sunlight was striking the pelicans. I spot metered for the pelicans and overexposed the get a white instead of gray pelican.
I was using a Pentax 600mm f5.6 lens made for a medium format camera with a Pentax digital camera attached. The lens was made before digital camera’s were invented. I manually focused the camera and set the digital camera to beep when in focus and then pressed the shutter release. Remember good glass is good glass.