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Copyright: laurens van der Linde (euroblinkie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-21
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4.7
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-12-20 7:33
Viewed: 4664
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Anhinga sometimes called SNAKEBIRD is a waterbird
of warmer waters of mid.Amerika
It is a great bird body length 85 cm. a wingspan of 117cm.
He has a very long neck,and often swims with only the neck above water.
When swimming in this style the name Snakebird is apparent since only the colored neck appears a bove water the bird looks like a snake ready to strike.

greeting lou
i have also a picture in my WORKSHOP

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-20 7:35]

Hi laurens. This is a bird i have never seen so thanks for posting this fine picture on TN. You have taken it wit hsharp focusing and fine detail. It has amazing colours which you show so well. TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-20 7:40]

Hallo Lou,
Die heb je er mooi op staan. Ik heb ze vaak in Midden- en Zuid-Amerika gezien en heb wel wat foto's (dia's), maar niet zo duidelijk als deze. Vooral de kop met dat blauwe oog is indrukwekkend, net als de gele zwemvliezen. Goede kwaliteit.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-20 8:49]

Hello Laurens
Interesting bird...well capture

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-20 9:17]

Hello Laurens, great shot of this beautiful long-necked bird with nice composition and details.
TFS and G's,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-20 9:47]

Hello Lou,
A fine image from your archives showing the American Darter taken from a great POV with fine colour, lighting and good sharpness. The central composition and horizontal format are not desireable but it is a fine capture of a species not often shown on TN.
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-20 10:13]

Hi Lou,
Interesting bird, beautiful composition ...
Color and detail are very good.
Best wishes,

ciao Laurens!
interesting this snake bird captured with good color and detail
thanks for posting sERGIO

Wowww.. what a spectacular bird having a S-curved neck like a snake shape:) Its colour are adorble and this is absolutely stunning capture MF Lou!
TFS and have a nice night and new week!


Precioso trabajo de esa fantástica ave que no conocía. Eres un gran viajero: que suerte que has podido visitar Costa Rica, me han hablado maravillas de ese País.
Un abrazo y buena semana Laurens: Josep Ignasi.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-20 11:58]

Hello Laurenz,
great job on the exposure and focus, this is a very elegant looking bird shown to it best here by you. Nice and sharp with good detail in the feathers, combined with a lovely pose. Best regards Siggi

Ciao Lou, great capture of splendid bird with wonderful colors, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Laurens,
Wonderful capture with great details and excellent colours.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-20 13:52]

Slav Loû,
Very good capture of this interesting bird with nice pov and perfect sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-20 14:22]

Hi Lou,i wasn't so lucky like you during my caribbean vacation,capture a fantastic bird like that is a great satisfaction i think...it's a beautiful spectacle of nature rich of colors and very strange.My best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-20 15:08]

Hi Laurens,
Lovely capture.I'd never seen this spiece before.Sharpness,POV and details are perfect.
Thanks for posting..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-20 15:49]

Hi Neighbor,

My Thrasher is thrilled to be next to you Anhiga! I love both views of this amazing looking bird. A new one for me. I LOVE the S-shape of his head and neck and the wonderful eye. You captured him in a great pose on the tree, with sharp details and beautiful colors.


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-21 1:42]

Hallo Lou.

Prachtige vogel en mooi op de foto gezet.
Jammer dat je ze niet in Nederland ziet maar daar zijn dan wel weer andere soorten. Maar zulke exotische niet.

Gr. Hans

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-21 3:37]

Hello Laurens,
This is a fabulous bird captured very nicely in beautiful sunlight. A beautiful species with good focus on the blue/red eye. It stands firmly on the big feet!! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hallo Laurens
This is indeed a beautiful bird with some special features to look at and appreciate. I especially refer to the webbed paws, the pencil sharp beak and the striking colour around the eye. The feathers on the body have a smooth and almost silky appearance, and the natural sunlight enhances this lovely features. You have captured this Anhinga in a great full frontal pose, showing its full profile and the details of the lovely paws. The green trees are a most favourable backdrop and create a pleasant framing around the bird. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Laurens. Magnificent lgiht here and very good details. Interesting dynamic sutuation.


Hello Lou
what a beautiful bird with superb colors !
his pose on a branch and the natural habitat makes this shot great !
fine details and lighting
Have a good night

Hi Laurens,

The branches are helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Sankebird. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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