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|A view of South Perth, Western Australia, by Juan-Carlos Rodriguez, London.|
Carlos told us:
I had just arrived in Australia a day or two before and was exploring the surrounding areas when I spotted the pelicans sitting on the edge of Swan River. I had to crawl a bit on my stomach to get close enough as I only had a 35mm lens. As soon as the photo has been taken, the pelicans left so I was really quite lucky.
Juxtapositions of all kinds can be so effective - however, we have here the contrast of a rather harsh city landscape with a 'comedy bird', the pelican. Well several of them in fact - and did you know that the collective noun for pelicans is a 'pod', or a 'scoop'? Even better...