High Key Anhinga

I liked the very sharp lines of this female Anhinga on the TreeTop. When I was photographing it I also tried a few different versions. I thought if I over exposed somewhat, the mostly black bird, I would be able to produce a “High Key Silo’d” Effect. Then in Photoshop I brought the background to Pure White, making the Anhinga really “pop” out in the image. I also removed a few of the smaller branches to give a “Cleaner” look.


Normal adjusted file from the series



10 Comments on “High Key Anhinga

  1. Great exposure against that background, Reed. Every feather is well delineated and the color so rich. Very nice. This reminds me of an Audubon painting.

      • I’m in overload down here in the Everglades City area lol. I don’t need to go much; when I do, there’s so many birds to capture in so many locations, it gets overwhelming and repetitious with many of the species. I’m still going through photos from weeks ago as I try to post every day another bird species not shared yet since my arrival. πŸ˜‰ Not complaining at all though!!!! I’m on a quest to find the Roseate Spoonbill and some more new lifers. I know couple day-trip locations to go to now. Just gotta line up the day. πŸ™‚

      • Sounds like it is a Good Busy Though! Years ago we had a Roseate Spoonbill at the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR here in NJ. And actually got some Great images of it. It really stood out here against the local birds! I think they were wondering what it was!!

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