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Anhinga Anhinga 1

Anhinga Anhinga 1
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Copyright: Ricardo Tames Vargas (RII) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): BIRDS OF AMERICA, 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-13 3:35
Viewed: 5847
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Anhinga Anhinga.

Kindom: Animalia
Philo: Chordata
Class: Birds
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Anhingidae
Names: Pato aguja, Aninga
Scientific Name: Anhinga Anhinga

Diagnóstica Description : It measures 86 cm. and weight 1,2 kg. Its neck is extremely long and thin; the head is small, the long and acute tip and long and wide wings and tail.

In the adults the plumage of the body is black bright; it presents/displays a silverplated pattern of points and rays in the lanceoladas pens of the mantle and covers of the wings, and the end of the tail is white anteada.

The male presents/displays blackish head and neck (black bright during the reproductive time, with scattered white pens.

The female exhibits head and neck anteado coffee (with ornamentales pens white anteado at the reproductive time). The rainbow is red. During the time of young the skin of the face is green bluish brilliant, and the rest of the time is parduzca, the legs are black.

The immature individuals are similar to the females although more coffee, specially superficially (with few silver-plated adornments).

Habitat: One is them in lakes, rivers with slow currents, fresh or salty water lagoons and manglares.

Reproduction : Its nest consists of a platform or hemisphere not very deep and little elaborated, made of wood branches and dry leaves, covered with green leaves. They are located in a tree, of 1,5 to 6 m.s on the ground or the water. They nest in not very together, as much single small groups as in greater colonies of other aquatic birds. They put of 3 to 5 bluish eggs of green color, covered by a layer with white color chalk that quickly coffee spot. They reproduce of May to February, with a tip between September and November.

Stationality : They carry out local migrations due to the change in the level of the water in its habitat.

Feeding : Fish and frogs feed themselves on.

Behavior : Often when swimming they show solely to its neck and its head. They invest to long time unfolding its wings in a hanger.

Distribution : They are from the central part of E.U.A. to the west of Ecuador, north of Argentina and Uruguay.

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Picture shows many of the bird's distinguishing features.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-13 4:43]
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Hello Ricardo!
Very nice capture.Green eyes are amazing.I liked POV,details,lighting and composition a lot.

Hello Ricardo,
A lovely break from a long and beautiful line of butterflies. Excellent capture of this bird. Good POV and composition.

Hi Ricardo,
What fantastic bird, you show very well the pattern of the open wings by the angle of the picture.
Thank you

Hey Ricardo,
It's not a butterfly..what's up with this? :)
Nice shot with great detail, color and exposure..Very cool lookin' bird.
PS - I did a workshop...
Well done and Thank You!

Bonjour Ricardo
Excellente prise de vue que ce bel oiseau qui semble se faire sécher les ailes.Les couleurs sont parfaitement exposées et la netteté est très bonne.Très jolie la composition
Merci et au revoir .......JP

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-13 10:12]
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Hi Ricardo,
a interesting shot, gives a good view of the wonderful plumage of this bird. Great POV and excellent details.

Hi Ridardo,
Something a bit different from the rest of your gallery.Quite a strange looking bird with an interesting variety of colours...especially those orange feet!I like the angle and perspective from above and you've caught a good pose.The texture of the water is almost oily.
Regards, David

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-14 20:57]
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Hi Ricardo
Very nice captured.Good colours, details, sharpnes and note.
beautiful green or blue eyes.
Well done


Hi Ricardo,
An excellent shot on this Anhinga as he dries his wings. Great exposure with the nice colors and very sharp detail. You have to love their eyes, very strange looking. Nice shot.

marvelous shot Ricardo,
the composition is well taken and the details such the green yes is fantastic, well doen.
gr. jaap

Hola Ricardo.
Increible el colorido de esta foto y tanto el pajaro como el fondo son increibles en sus detalles y definicion.
Trabajo perfecto como siempre.
Felicitaciones y saludos.

Hola Ricardo,
Que bonita foto, nunca había visto una aninga con tanto detalle, son excelentes. Los colores y la composición me gustan, parece que la has tomado sin que se diera cuenta.
buen trabajo

Hi friend,
great perspective!
All is very well focused and a excelent enquadrement of the elements!
Beautiful brid!
Thanks Ana:)

Hello Ricardo,
This is veeery unusuall post from you and it's a very interesting shot too.
The bird looks very nice and you've captured it in a very nice pose. I'm not a big fan of such POV's, but I guess you didn't have possibility to change it for a lower angle.
The picture seems to have a little washed out colours, but overall it looks good.

These Cormorants are called Shags in NZ. Good capture Ricardo, I like your POV. Stunning feather display here, we don't often see photos looking down on them. Well shown, thank you

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-05-16 4:13]
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Fantastic shot Ricardo, very nice capture with a superb composition. Well done..

Hi Ricardo,
Interesting capture.
Very nice details, sharp and colors.
Well done.
TFS Malgosia

Ho Ho Ho,
I like the POV very much , clear , sharp picture, composition is also very good
Goutham R

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-05-17 17:46]
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Hi Ricardo, lovley looking bird. Well done on finding this beauty. I would have liked to sen a lower POV for this one. Well done!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-05-22 0:07]

Hi Ricardo!

Great portrait, excellent composition, good details, good shoot.

Thank you from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Hi Ricardo,

Excellent shot.
Very good detail, sharp and colors.
I liked POV,details,lighting and composition a lot.
Well done and thanks


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-06-14 13:06]
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Hola Ricardo,
Nice Anhinga capture with great eye detail.
Great pov,dof,focus,colors,exposure and note.
Well captured.TFS:)

magnifique photo, couleurs superbes, très bons détails, une belle réalisation

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