Rendezvous at Sunset, Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mirror reflection @ Nambucca, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mirror reflection @ Nambucca, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It was another vigorous day on calm pelican waters.

Lunch break @ Nambucca, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Lunch break @ Nambucca, Northern New South Wales, Australia

For some more than others.

Good reaction @ Nambucca, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Good reaction @ Nambucca, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Some pelicans were victorious to pursue a fishy feast.

Bagged a meal @ Nambucca Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Bagged a meal @ Nambucca Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A good eye and quick action is the key to success. No one can like a pelican.

Overhead view @ Woy Woy, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Overhead view @ Woy Woy, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

On close range, this is an extraordinary sight.

Deflating @ Woy Woy, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Deflating @ Woy Woy, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

It actually shows a pelicans beak and sac proportionately.

Oversized water bomb @ Woy Woy, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Oversized water bomb @ Woy Woy, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Well, I was impressed.

Penny for a though! @ Woy Woy, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Penny for a though! @ Woy Woy, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

I wonder what this pelican thinks.

Lurking @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Lurking @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Other birds tried their luck in a more opportunistic manner.

Quick reaction @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Quick reaction @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fishermen are always generous suppliers by the fish-filleting market. A speedy reaction does increase your Success-rate.

Keeping your eyes peeled @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Keeping your eyes peeled @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

One just needs to keep a good eye out every movement.

That’s it! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

That’s it! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But, when even the last fisherman retires and takes away options dwindle, it is time for pelicans to retreat.

Incoming! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Incoming! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The setting sun reduces light by the minute, an important factor for these visual fishers.

Warming evening sun @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Warming evening sun @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

As if the warm comfort feeling of the last sun rays isn’t a drawcard already.

Pole dancer @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Pole dancer @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A spot up high on the light pole is magnetic to pelicans.

I see one, I see two, I see three @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I see one, I see two, I see three @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Good company and a 360-degree view, what location would be better?

‘Howz your day been?’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

‘Howz your day been?’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

There is a yappy vibe along with these birds at this time of day.

‘Not in a chatty mood?’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

‘Not in a chatty mood?’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Interactions with each other appear more diligent.

Chatty chatter @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Chatty chatter @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

There is much to catch up on, it’s been an eventful day. 

‘Bon jour, Mademoiselle!’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

‘Bon jour, Mademoiselle!’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Some birds use the opportunity to find affection.

‘I had such a busy day today!’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

‘I had such a busy day today!’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This pelican tries hard to impress his pole dancing neighbour.

‘Don’t worry about this guy, Darling’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

‘Don’t worry about this guy, Darling’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But she already had been swept off her beak by a competitor.

Awkward! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Awkward! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Awkward silence.

‘Every night the same!’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

‘Every night the same!’ @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This is frustrating.

Let’s try somewhere else! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Let’s try somewhere else! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

He came too late.

Sweetheart! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sweetheart! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Seems that these two found each other.

I have an itch right here! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I have an itch right here! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

On a different outpost, one pelican used a different technique to woo the other.

Eye to eye? @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Eye to eye? @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Eye contact is important.

Did you fall out of Evan? @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Did you fall out of Evan? @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

How about a cheeky smile?

That’s the way I like it! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

That’s the way I like it! @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

She politely obliged. 

Still scratching  @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Still scratching @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The nightly cleaning routine wasn’t any different from the one held in the morning. All-day in fact.

Smiling at the sunset @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Smiling at the sunset @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But the light made the difference. The Flaming appearance from the setting sun were just as spectacular.

Pelican on fire @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Pelican on fire @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The last fading sunlight gave these birds a stanch of pink.

Oversized Galahs @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Oversized Galahs @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Their appearance stood out like an oversized galah.

Sunlined  @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunlined @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Occasionally, the sun glimmered through a few outstanding feathers.

Last scratch @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Last scratch @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It is those small factors that determine a great photo.

Brilliant colours @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Brilliant colours @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Being occupied in a photoshoot madness, I need to concentrate on photographic rules and laws such as aperture, shutter speed and frame size.

Odd behaviour? @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Odd behaviour? @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s only after the photoshoot, that I realize the behaviour and appearance of my objects.

Clearly captured @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Clearly captured @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Photos speak a clear language. And if non-photoshopped, they just don’t lie.

One plus  two @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

One plus two @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Within the last fading sunlight, all lamp posts were occupied.

Full house @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Full house @ Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Some had the whole post for themselves, while others doubled up. Bonne nuit.

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