Thursday, January 20, 2011

Anhinga Tree

The anhinga is a shore bird very similar to a cormorant. The Spanish moss hanging on the tree is found along the Gulf Coast of the United States.
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Notes on the photo: This tree looks like it is out in swamp or wildlife preserve when actually it is near the lake at Hermann Park in central Houston. The shape of the tree with all of its elements reminds me of a haiku poem. This type of water bird has none of the negative connotations that a tree full of vultures might have. In fact, it's almost comical that a large bird with webbed feet can sit in a tree! I wanted the scene to look mysterious but not haunted. David/

8 comments:

  1. Magical fragile lines and shapes in this monochrome!

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  2. Oh, a bit eerie and mysterious, what a great photo!

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  3. an eerie image...but quite beautiful...oh...karen said a similar thing.

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  4. I searched for anhinga to see what it looked like. It was a strange looking bird. Love your shot of that tree. :)

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  5. The tree is a wonderful subject to photograph especially catching it with those birds perched on it! Nice.

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  6. Nice details in the mono shot.

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  7. I like this a lot! Great shot!

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  8. This is a gorgeous tree pictures!

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Thanks for stopping by! David/ :0)