Don Griffiths, PhotoArtist | Brown Pelican 2018

While scouting Apalachicola, Florida, I came across this brown pelican perched on a pylon. I spoke softly as I began taking photos. Not knowing exactly, what to say, I pretended the pelican was a model and gave instructions...

Open your wings a little... it did.
A little more please... it did.
Look directly at me please... it did.
Look to the left please... it did.

A friend observed all of this... and still laughs about this pelican who may have been a model in another life.