While slipping through alligator infested Lake Tafford in Southwest Florida, we passed through tall reeds and cattails, and there, in silhouette, was an Anhingus, perched high in some dead boughs, wings extended for drying out. (this water bird has no natural oils on their feathers, so some major part of their time is spent air drying themselves)


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  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    How interesting. Great silhouette Phil.

  • sheryl
    thought I’d play a little with cropping it the long way, exaggerating the rule of thirds

    – phil decocco

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    It works really well. :)

  • thanks sheryl for that!

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Great shot, Phil – did you know they are very ancient birds?

  • shulie
    I didn’t know that. I’ll have to research them a bit

    – phil decocco

  • Shane Jones
    Shane Jonesover 2 years ago

  • appreciate your note, shane. thanks for that

    – phil decocco

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