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happy_peasant Jun 26, 2007 11:42 PM

One of the interesting birds I met in Florida was the Anhinga so I took a bunch of shots. Here are a few.

1. Young Anhinga in a usual pose. The young have soft downy neck feathers.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1179/...fbc1e181_o.jpg

2. Same bird. I like to think he turned around to admire the reflections. More likely he was spurning the guy with the camera though.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1041/...502372f4_o.jpg

3. A closer zoom to show the light coming through the neck skin and throat pouch.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1436/...86a85cae_o.jpg

4. This one is showing how flexible the neck is. This hurts just to look at it.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1053/...2d546328_o.jpg

5. An Adult
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1339/...d6238218_o.jpg

6. Same bird showing off his shaggy look.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1294/...fa39512d_o.jpg


rafinmelb Jun 27, 2007 3:36 AM

Nice series Steve. #3 & #4 for me. #3 is just such great detail and not a shot I have ever seen anything close to. #4 is a variation (neck twist) on a classic pose, but well done.

Mark H Jun 27, 2007 4:25 AM

Nice shots Steve. The closeup shot (3) has superb detail and clarity, as does shot 5. That pose in shot 4 reminds me of the film the exorcist :-)
Very interesting bird, very well captured :cool:

Mark

happy_peasant Jun 27, 2007 12:23 PM

A slight correction. The ones I said were young are actually females I found out after posting. (Of course, they could be young females, and then I am still correct. :-)

Thanks for commenting Mark and Rafael. That number 3 close up is not cropped very much. I started to walk towards the bird thinking it would fly away and give me an action shot, but she just sat there so I took a few close ups, said thank you to her and walked away.

Macnite Jun 27, 2007 12:35 PM

One of your best posting Steve. Number 2, 3, and 6 are my favorites.

Emmanuel

isan boer Jul 1, 2007 7:09 AM

Number 4,whaw,what a neck. :cool:



In my country we have the Blue Heron,but never see this before!



Thank you

Raghu Jul 1, 2007 9:19 AM

Excellent clarity in all shots. I liked #2. Very beautiful bird, too. I have never seen it here.

happy_peasant Jul 1, 2007 10:41 PM

Thanks for commenting Emmanuel, Isan and Raghu. You won't find this bird anywhere but neotropical and tropical Americas. They are quite neat though. A nice shot I did not see this trip is a bunch of these in a tree drying out after the rain, all with wings spread out.

bill2468 Jul 2, 2007 9:33 AM

Great shots!

They look like formal attired corrmarants:lol:



Bill

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tinosa Jul 2, 2007 11:28 AM

Terrific captures.
How do you get these creatures to pose for you ? :lol:

That neck shot is just too much !!


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