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Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 26 May 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Welcome to Silly Tuesday.

I could just hear the bird on the left saying.....
"Well brought up, To bad you weren't".

Thank you for visiting my site. I consider myself to be lucky living where I do. Everyday I wake up to a wealth of interesting visual scenarios. Most of my pictures are Wildlife and Nature taken from around the area. The area specifically being Fort Frances Ontario on beautiful Rainy Lake. Feel free to comment on what you see. I look forward to hearing from you. If you like what you see, please rate it. Better yet, bookmark the site and drop back often. I will be posting daily.
All images are copyrighted by Lee Oelke Photography. They cannot be reproduced, electronically, or by printing without my written consent. Should you be interested in any of my images, please contact me.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding! Let's hear it for ST!

26 May 2009 5:11am

@john4jack: Thank you Jack

mosleh from kurdestan_baneh, Iran

fantastic very beautiful :)

26 May 2009 5:11am

@mosleh: Thank you Mosleh. Please visit again.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking image, very well taken

26 May 2009 5:40am

@Alun Lambert: Thank you Alun.

mats from Texas, United States


26 May 2009 5:43am

@mats: Thanks Mats. Have a great day.

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice hunting
great subject in great shot

26 May 2009 5:44am

@amirreza: Thank you very much.

r00t from Csorna, Hungary

just perfect.

26 May 2009 5:54am

@r00t: Thank you

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

;-)))) very good !! what do they have on their "bec" (can't find the word in english) ?

26 May 2009 6:06am

@Veronique: Thank you. This is breeding season, the males have a growth on their beaks. It disappears in a about a month.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Yeah the Silliness!!!!! Hehehehehe what a cracker!! Love the banter between them!!! Fantastic silliness!!!!
Go the Silly Billies of the world!!!

26 May 2009 6:15am

@Linerberry: Thank Liners. Have a great day. Hope you enjoy your visit to the UK this summer.

eva from Rouen, France

Wow ! It's terrible ! I thought it was a conference ! (a medical conference !!)

26 May 2009 6:40am

@eva: Thanks Eva. Perhaps it was, or should be.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand


26 May 2009 7:10am

@jamesy: Thank you

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

LOL. Good silly photo.

26 May 2009 7:29am

@Hidalgo: Thank you.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fabulous picture! I love it!

26 May 2009 8:19am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Fantastic image! Imaginative art!

26 May 2009 8:42am

@mohkum: Thank you. I wished I could've heard if there was a noise or a belch. It just looked silly to me.

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Cool shot, hehe.

26 May 2009 8:56am

@Zing: Thank you.

Baby Sis from Canada

Well done, what the heck is in his mouth?

26 May 2009 9:30am

@Baby Sis: I am not sure what that is. It looks like the inside of his beak and throat. I just thought it looked silly.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot!!

26 May 2009 9:44am

@Sarito: Thank you Sarito.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Fabulous pelicans and great pun

26 May 2009 10:01am

@grouser: Thank you. Hooray for Silly Tuesdays.

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

:) where are the tums....sombody help that poor bird!!!!
Another great idea, Lee.

26 May 2009 10:22am

@Marion: Thanks Marion. This is eau natural. I have nothing to do with it. I do not know what this bird was doing.

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

eheheh, so funny!

26 May 2009 10:26am

@Giovanni: Thank you.

zOOm from Paris, France

Much too greedy ! Funny image !

26 May 2009 10:29am

@zOOm: Thank you. They are greedy birds. Or, at least they appear to be.

Veronelle from Lens, France

:-)) more and more fish to eat !

26 May 2009 10:46am

@Veronelle: Thank you. Yes they are always looking for fish.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

LOL oh gosh fantastic, Bepto Bismal?

26 May 2009 10:46am

@Lorraine: Thank yOU. Pepto Bismal extra strength for sure.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

hahaha! Very nice!

26 May 2009 11:19am

@Elora: Thank you.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

I came prepared today! :-) I like the "well brought up..." bit - never heard that before and it made me laugh!

26 May 2009 11:47am

@Sarah: Thank you. Hope you enjoy your day.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Funny and well captured, like the composition.

26 May 2009 12:04pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

LOL...reminds me of the old commercial..." I can't believe I ate the whole thing....." Well done Lee!! ;-)))))

26 May 2009 12:07pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you. Yes it does make me think of that commercial.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent shot! I love that open mouth :)
These are such beautiful birds, and I wish we had them in the pacific northwest...I've only seen them in southern california.

26 May 2009 12:25pm

@bluechameleon: Thank you Sharon.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Pardon me for being rude, it was not me it was my food. It just popped up to say hello, and now it's gone back down below.!! :o)

26 May 2009 12:41pm

@MrsAmber: That's a good one Mrs A. Yeah for Silliness.

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

That's a cool one!

26 May 2009 1:05pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thank you very much.

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Excellent image for the day. Love the dialogue!

26 May 2009 1:50pm

@dobbino: Thank you very much.

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

This is a gorgeous capture of the bird party :)) Chatting ... chatting :)) Excellent photo .

26 May 2009 1:51pm

@Mariana: Thank you. It just looked silly.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Ha Ha! Reminds me of my 18 year old Son! He thinks belching should be an Olympic sport!
I am wondering- We have some white pelicans here, though they look slightly different. (with some black on them) I will have to see if I can find them, because the little growth on the beak is interesting, and now I am wondering if the ones here have that too....

26 May 2009 1:57pm

@Tracy: I know some people like that also. Myself included 35 years ago. These birds have black wing tips only visible when in flight. The growth on the beak is only there for breeding season. It will disappear in about a month. It is only on the males.

Ca†≈ from Ouchy, Switzerland

Surprised and amused first, I'm asking what he is eating ?
Great expessions.
An other wonderfull shot ! Hum !

26 May 2009 2:25pm

@Ca†≈: Thank you. He is not eating anything. He just lifted his head, opened his mouth, and it looked like he was going to regurgitate something. I think this is the inside of his pouch and throat. He closed his mouth and resumed his pose with the other birds. The bird on the left seems as though it was not amusing. The whole scene just looked silly while it was happening. I couldn't resist.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

wow, i love this, this is so nice, it looks like it is the same bird in 3 different places

26 May 2009 2:34pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you. I can assure you it is not the same bird. It is three different birds. They flock together here in groups by the hundreds.

shahrzad from shiraz-tehran, Iran

very well

26 May 2009 2:36pm

@shahrzad: Thank you. Please visit often.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Absolutely amazing capture Lee! You captured them perfectly! It sure does look like the two at the front are talking to each other and the one at the back...... awwww poor thing! I always say to my kids: "chew before you swallow" (grin) But, it guess it's hard to do that if you don't have any teeth! haha
Awesome shot for any day but it fits so well for Silly Tuesday! Bravo! Love it!

26 May 2009 2:39pm

@Magda: Thank you very much.

Don from spokane, United States

A "fun" shot to enjoy. Wonderful capture.

26 May 2009 2:54pm

@Don: Thank you Don.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Fabulous , beautiful photo ! It's funny to see everyone on its rock but this one...too funny and great title !!

26 May 2009 3:28pm

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Thank you. It was a hilarious sight.

Christel from Köln, Germany

Hi Lee,
I like this recording. In the right moment to moment photographed what you've seen.
Thank you for the comment on my web site.
Love greetings Christel

26 May 2009 3:40pm

@Christel: Thank you for the compliment. Please visit again.

lydia from Paris, France

Incredible and very funny picture Lee !!!! A lucky moment for you , I can imagine your surprise !

26 May 2009 3:46pm

@lydia: Thank you for the compliment. I just thought this was funny.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Too funny, perfect for silly tuesday, and another magnificent shot from you!!! What are those "things", on the beaks of the 2 on the left? Florida pelicans don't have anything like that.....

26 May 2009 4:05pm

@Susan: These pelicans are the males Susan. They have these growths during mating season. The females do not have these growths. They disappear in about a month.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very cool capture...great details and light...well done

26 May 2009 4:11pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you. Please visit again.

kisskool from fontainebleau, France

beautiful company pelican captured

26 May 2009 5:27pm

@kisskool: Thank you for the compliment

Brett from McAllen, United States

"Peek-a-boo!" Great shot!

26 May 2009 8:07pm

@Brett: Thanks Brett

Melodee from Canada

this is great! :)

26 May 2009 9:34pm

@Melodee: Thank you very much. Please visit again.

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

LOL a brilliant shot for Silly Tuesday Lee, great expressions on the birds faces :)

26 May 2009 9:50pm

@MaryB: Thank you Mary.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful. How'd you get them to pose for you?

26 May 2009 10:00pm

@LauraS: Thank you Laura. I couldn't have planned it this well if I wanted to.

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Think I heard that one from here! Great expression on the other two.

26 May 2009 10:08pm

@Vinman: Thank you Steve. The expressions I noticed when I downloaded. That is what really helped make this shot.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Really cool, perfect silly shot for today.

26 May 2009 10:27pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you Glenn. Have a good day.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Nicely seen! I laughed out loud!

27 May 2009 2:26am

@willow: Thank you for the compliment. I'm glad you enjoyed viewing this image.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful shot - Just at the exact moment

27 May 2009 4:55am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thank you.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Wonderful timing and a great capture. Processed to perfection!

27 May 2009 2:14pm

@Craig: Thank you very much.

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

everything is perfect in this shot and moreover - it's funny

27 May 2009 3:20pm

@Linda: Thank you Linda. I'm glad you liked it.