When I first saw this photo in my viewfinder my first thought was that it looked like a drawing of a samurai. Then I thought it looked like one of those Rorschach inkblot tests. What it really is is an Anhinga diving off a branch to get to the water's edge. It was shot under challenging conditions but those conditions helped to create a very awesome photo. Warning! Boring technical stuff ahead:
It was a cloudy day but I wanted to get an action shot of the Anhinga as I knew it would eventually take flight. This required using a fast shutter speed but at the sacrifice of the clouds and sky. To get the sky exposed I would have had to use a slower shutter speed but the Anhinga would have been a blur. But fortunately in this case, all the things working against it actually helped to create a more unique and memorable image than I could have done otherwise.
October 12th, 2021
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