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Anhinga "Sunbathing"

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Copyright: daniel hector (dantor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 56 N: 224] (993)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-03-18 17:41
Viewed: 4264
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anhingas, have unusually low metabolic rates and unusually high rates of heat loss from their bodies. Whether wet or dry, they exhibit spread-wing postures mostly under conditions of bright sunlight and cool ambient temperatures, and characteristically orient themselves with their backs to the sun. Thus, it appears that Anhingas adopt a spread-wing posture primarily for thermoregulation -- to absorb solar energy to supplement their low metabolic heat production and to offset partly their inordinately high rate of heat loss due to convection and (when wet) evaporation from their plumage.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-03-18 20:25]

Great composition, Daniel.
What a great pose. Love those wings spread out wide,
and that snaky neck.
Sharp details and good colors.
TFS. : )

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-03-18 22:05]

Hi Daniel, very nice shot of this Anhinga, with great detail and colour on the head and plumage. Your position under the bird is interesting and provides a very good view of that "darter" neck and beak.

Thanks, John

Hi Daniel,
Wonderful image of this amazing bird, excellent detail and POV, perfect blue sky, really good detail in those wings as well, good work, all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hello Daniel,
I do like its funny head. It is amazing.
It is a nice shot and a good moment.
Kind regards,

Hi Daniel,
You've got an excellent pose here.
I like the way the bird are showing us its wing's plumge fully extended.
It's very good and interesting the info on your notes, as I thought it was only a fact of permeable conditions of its feathers.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-25 3:39]

Hi Daniel,
Beautiful shot with a very nice POV.
The bird is giving you an excellent pose, showing off its entire wing span.
Nice clean BG to focus totally on the bird.
Very well done.

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