Archive for October 23rd, 2009



Anhinga: Green Cay Wetlands

Anhinga: Green Cay Wetlands

There were several birds in this tree. A Red-shouldered Hawk at the top. White Ibis lower, and this Anhinga in the lowest branches. And it is such a great tree! You can see from the abundance of white-wash that the birds really really like it. The tree and the background are as important in the image, for me, as the bird itself.

The challenge of the Anhinga is the range of contrast between the silvery white of the wing patterns, through jet black, to the gold of the throat. The fur-like feathers on the upper breast and throat provide a real test for the resolution of your system.

Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL at 40x (field of view of a 1600mm lens on a full frame DSLR). 1/380th @ ISO 100. Metered at about f5.0.

Just my basic added Clarity and the Sharpen landscapes preset in Lightroom. Only a touch of Vibrance.

From Green Cay, FL.