Category: Nature Photography
Posted: July 1, 2019

Mom Anhinga with her Baby

Mom and Baby Portrait

by Sange

I waited 2 hours in the rain for this new baby Anhinga to peek out from underneath its mom. I had to climb a bench and then stand on the wood fence railing to reach the nest. There were so many branches making it difficult to get a shot unless I climbed. When the rain finally slowed down this wee one stretched its head out and I took the shot. The dark background is natural due to the rain and location of nest inside the rookery. I have never seen a newbie Anhinga before. They look like rubber chicken toys with no hair. Completely bald bill to tail. I find it so incredible to know that the tiny bill will grow into a sword like spear like mom's soon. All manual settings/ handheld/ Kelvin Scale for white balance control and low light shooting.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: Minor Crop, Re-Size, remove distracting stick/leaf, slight Vignette


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