2/2/2011: Anhingas, Viera Wetlands

Wings on Wednesday. And such wings…though this male Anhinga evidently just got out to dry as the feathers are still in somewhat of a disarray. There is so much to look at in an Anhinga’s wings, so many different patterns. I don’t think I have ever noticed the horizontal banding on the innermost long wing feather.

And a close up of the head (different bird).

And finally, a female striking a different pose.

Canon SD4000IS behind the 15-56x Vario eyepiece on the ZEISS DiaScope 65FL for the equivalent field of view of 1) an 850mm lens, 1/1250th @ ISO 160, effective aperture f4, 2) 2000mm, 1/500th @ ISO 125, effective aperture f5.7, 3) 3000mm, 1/1000 @ ISO 200, effective aperture f8. Programmed auto.

Lightly processed in Lightroom for clarity and sharpness.


4 Responses to “2/2/2011: Anhingas, Viera Wetlands”

  1. 02/02/2011 at 7:09 am

    Awesome photos Steve!

  2. 2 Wendy Hollands
    02/02/2011 at 7:18 am

    WOW what a fabulous catch!!

  3. 02/02/2011 at 12:46 pm

    These are really wonderful captures!!

  4. 02/02/2011 at 8:27 pm

    Great shots! I saw my first Anhinga in action this past summer and had a stroke of dumb luck in capturing it flipping a fish into it’s mouth. There’s the link to the hugely enlarged & cropped image. http://bluelionphotos.smugmug.com/photos/904890686_yfUfx-XL.jpg

    Thanks a ton for sharing!

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