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The Anhinga also known in Australia as a Darter or "Snakebird". They derive this title as they swim underwater with just their head showing above the surface. This one was drying its wings after a swim, allowing me to get within about 2 metres. He seemed more than happy to pose for me!

Camera:EOS 10D
Lens:28 - 135 USM IS
Recording media:Digital ISO 800
Title:Snakebird
Username:eafy eafy
Uploaded:22 Aug 2005 - 12:40 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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vparmar
vparmar  9 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2005 - 12:42 AM

wonderful shot - well spotted
vinny

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023100 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2005 - 12:43 AM

would be great to see this larger...works on a graphical level as well.

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eafy
eafy  10 Australia
22 Aug 2005 - 1:04 AM

Thanks people, you can view a larger version by following the link below.
Snakebird

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Lou41
Lou41  9139 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Aug 2005 - 1:17 AM

Great shot! LOU

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Starfish
Starfish  9
22 Aug 2005 - 2:25 AM

Is its head on back to front?

*** :^)

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barry_uk
barry_uk  9
22 Aug 2005 - 3:25 AM

Excellent capture lovely composition

Barry

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sandyb
sandyb  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Aug 2005 - 3:29 AM

superb wekk captured, sandyb

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sandyb
sandyb  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Aug 2005 - 3:29 AM

superb well captured, sandyb

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sandyb
sandyb  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Aug 2005 - 3:30 AM

opps sorry keys got jammed.

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2005 - 6:10 AM

Was lucky to get a shot of this beautiful bird only once, well done, you got it drying its wings, the perfect pose! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
22 Aug 2005 - 9:36 AM

great composition and detail

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