Anhinga 1

Anhinga 2

Anhinga 3

The Anhinga always looks to me like a bird assembled by a committee. Especially the females, with their long necks dressed in what appears to be brown fur. Check out the feet. This lady is preening and primping for all she is worth, an very aware of herself.

The light is from the back here, and a bit of a challenge, and not close…across the full width of a Alligator Lake at Estero Llano Grande State Park (about 60 feet at this point), but the bird is irresistible…if you are into birds.

Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL at 40x (about 1600mm equivalent field of view). 1/35 and 1/40th sec. @ ISO 100. Metered at about f5.0.

Basic increased Clarity and Sharpen Landscape preset in Lightroom. Blackpoint to the right slightly. A touch of Recovery for the highlights.

From Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL.

3 Responses to “11/18/2009”

  1. 11/18/2009 at 7:10 am

    You sure know the places to find interesting objects, material.

  2. 2 Wendy
    11/18/2009 at 7:13 am

    great shots!

  3. 3 jakesangel
    11/18/2009 at 4:14 pm

    As someone who’s never seen one of these this close before.. thank you for such an interesting shot! She is a beauty!

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