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Oriental Darter drying wings - II, Bundula, Sri Lanka HDR-ed so show some more detail in their otherwise dark feathers. Anhinga melanogaster,Asia,Bundula,Oriental darter,Sri Lanka Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Oriental Darter drying wings - II, Bundula, Sri Lanka

HDR-ed so show some more detail in their otherwise dark feathers.

    comments (8)

  1. Amazing! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago
  2. beautiful shot Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Great shot, I think this is the 1st HDR-ed photo I've seen that doesn't look over processed. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you. I often HDR with it being less obvious, thanks for noticing. Posted 4 years ago
  4. very nice shot well done Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago

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The Oriental darter or Indian darter is a water bird of tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has a long and slender neck with a straight, pointed bill and, like the cormorant, it hunts for fish while its body is submerged in water. It spears a fish underwater, bringing it above the surface, tossing and juggling it before swallowing the fish head first. The body remains submerged as it swims, and the slender neck alone is visible above the water, which accounts for the colloquial name of snakebird... more

Similar species: Cormorants And Frigatebirds
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 20, 2015. Captured Nov 15, 2014 07:15.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO220
  • 400mm