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Breeding Time!

Breeding Time!
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: FinePix HS20EXR, Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/280 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-16 18:38
Viewed: 2201
Points: 16
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This guy was astute and determined to catch that fish, (or mate) blue red eye and all! Wetlands was entertaining today, active..signs of spring all around.

When anhingas are in their breeding plumage they have a blue ring around their eyes. The female lays three to five light blue eggs. The nest is in a tree and it is made of sticks and lined with leaves. The chicks hatch in about a month.

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To Alan_Kolnik: thank you Alan!drchoneydew 1 08-01 19:00
To andrzej: thanks everyone! Andrez!drchoneydew 1 03-22 05:35
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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-16 19:36]

Hello Brenda,
Great close-up shot showing the unique facial features and colors of this long necked bird. Kind of reminds me of Rodney Dangerfield for some reason:)
With the wetlands starting to come alive, I imagine you are having a ball on your outings. I'm sure you will have many interesting images for us in the near future.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-16 23:14]

Hi Brenda.
What an attractive scene. You managed to reflect the state of mood of this charming bird perfectly, Expressiveness of the image is great. I also welcome nice crop. Image of the bird is OE a little bit. BG is simply splendid. My compliments and TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-17 1:45]

Hello Brendaa,
An excellent portrait on this bird. I like the composition and tight cropping here. Your exposure looks great with the nice subtle color tones, and good detail . Nice shot.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-17 2:15]

Hello Brenda,
Very nice close profile of this Anhinga in excellent sharpness and a fine composition. The colours on the bird are a bit over-exposed. Beautiful blurry background.

Hello Brenda,
Nice photo of this bird!Excellent sharp detailed photo. Perfect composition.

Despite OE on certain portions, this is a fantastic capture of this lovely bird's face, Brenda. There is a very powerful character to it.
Well done!

Hi Brenda,
Nice shot,excellent focus :),good sharpness and fine details.

I like the way you are using close-ups to focus on some key points about the birds you photograph. Excellent color and definition.

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