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AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
Aug 16, 2012
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Help with identification please. I took this little beauty in the Everglades yesterday (5DSR/100-400 II/560mm) and it's a new one for me.
Edit: it's a male Northern Parula.

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AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
Aug 16, 2012
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I am really taken with the Florida anhingas. Here are a female (top) and male (bottom) taken today (5DSR + 100-400mm II). I must aplogise in advance that these and the following shots are all taken without a tripod, strobe lighting and are cropped and so are expected to be mushy. Despite that, you can see how sharp their beaks are for spearing fish.

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AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
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Thanks Jack - I was so delighted to catch the anhinga in the act - it was a really good day today, bright sun and 70 oF, and amenable birds! It really gets my goat when there are posts that the 5DSR needs specialised conditions to take sharp photos when the opposite is true for most of the time.