22×28 watercolor. October 2014 vacation in Apalachicola FL. I had my Canon PowerShot ready as Mr. Pelican landed in the bay about 200 yards out, zoomed up quick and got him just before he flew off. Came back home the following week and I drew him very carefully and took to the paint. Blue is my favorite color,used several tubes of winsor and newton making soul strokes across the Arches paper for the water. Turned out beautiful!