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Anhinga Stock by Cassy-Blue Anhinga Stock by Cassy-Blue
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Unlike other aquatic birds, Anhingas lack the oils to waterproof their feathers. So they have to bask to dry out before they can fly after a dive. They are also called snakebirds, since they're swim with just their head and neck sticking out of the water. Basically they're a freshwater version of cormorants.

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I'M SO EXCITED. I never thought I would get a Daily Deviation!!!! Thanks for all the support, favorites, and comments. A big thanks to PirateLotus Stock for the suggestion. I'd thank ya'll individually, but I tried and DA thought I was a spambot -_-.
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Given 2013-03-20
[Stock and Resources] Ahinga Stock by ~Cassy-Blue ( Featured by PirateLotus-Stock )
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You definitely deserved a Daily Deviation for this outstanding photo! :)
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Daniel-Abreu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Used here daniel-abreu.deviantart.com/ar… ;)

Thanks a lot :)
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013   General Artist
Thank you for sharing. You are the first person to use this  stock by the way and you have no idea how happy you've made me that someone's finally used it because I've been waiting and waiting XD.
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Daniel-Abreu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Really!? Because that is a great stock! Nice size, great subject, not too dark or too bright... Non the less i'm happy that your waiting is over ;)

I'm also quite glad that that you enjoy my work as much as I liked your :)
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013   General Artist
yes, really! I was surprised since I thought for sure people would use the wings. I loved what you did :)
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Daniel-Abreu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Many thanks ;)
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Lost-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
great photo!!! Well deserved DD.... and what makes me love it more is the interesting info about the bird that you provided. I didn't even know this bird existed... now I do and know some interesting facts to go along with seeing such a great photo. Up where my Dad lives... there is a bird sanctuary... its huge. Anyway there are all kinds of birds there. Tons of birds that like water... and other kinds that prefer the wooded area. Once I get a good camera, I plan to go there and try and get some photos. However there are miles and miles for the birds to hid from me and my camera lol... and they probably will.
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Deena-Lee-Sauve Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Shot! Thx For Sharing As Stock!
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feldrand Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a beautiful shot of a beautiful bird, i just wanted to ask if it was a cormorant when i read your comment, so cool... thank you for pointing out with their missing waterproof, we have cormorants around the corner here and my little daughter spotted a lot of them sitting in the trees with their wings spread... so next time we'll be out on a walk at that place i can tell her why they do that...

i came here through "more like this" and i just see you got a DD for this - bravo and belated congrats...
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
It's an ahinga, a freshwater/brackish water species of the Cormorant species to clarify. Thanks :)
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow way to go with the DD! I really like the clearness of the photo. ;)
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   General Artist
Thanks :)
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :D
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ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I love the bird's fohawk he's got going. Congrats on the DD.
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh I saw these in the Everglades! :D very nice image! congrats on the feature :3
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love Ahingas. I have one that lives behind my dorm in a tree, I love watching her fish. :D so cool to watch. Also, great birds to ise to study winhs since they hold thrm put to dry like that. :3
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   General Artist
I love watching them fish. It's so disconcerting.
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Captain-Snap-Shot Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Do all of these birds look like that? Great shot.
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   General Artist
Yes and no, the species exhibits sexual dimorphism. The females have a brown head. This guy is a male. But they all sun like that :)
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slight-art-obsession Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Pretty much :)
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Iron-Donut Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally! I'm not the only one of my friends who prefers to call then 'Ahinga' instead of snake bird! XD
And I thought my Ahinga shots were good... This is an amazing photo!!
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   General Artist
Thanks. I prefer ahinga, because the scientific name is ahinga ahinga and ahinga's just fun to say xD
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Iron-Donut Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is fun to say! XD
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amberwolf7 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Cool!!!!!
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I SAW THESE EXACT BIRDS AT DISNEYWORLD!!! I WAS GOING NUTS BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE!! I'm a little excited ;P

Congrats on the DD! You deserve it. :)
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   General Artist
Glad to help you id the bird. I'm the same exact way. I go bonkers if I don't know what something is.
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah it was driving my mom and I nuts >.<; I'm so glad to know what it is now! Thank you for putting this up!
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Amazing shot, congratulations! :heart:
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SonicArtisto Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD .0. ............ :clap: awesome!
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Elegant-Blossom Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"You want a piece of me~!?" xDD
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   General Artist
XD
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Elegant-Blossom Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xDDD
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Congratulations on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   General Artist
thanks
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Your welcome :)
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful!!
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
What an awesome bird :la:
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LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one!!!
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   General Artist
thanks
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   General Artist
thanks
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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PrettyBirdie1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these birds, and this is an AWESOME picture! Congrats on getting it.
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   General Artist
thanks
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Michell-Vall Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Great photo, reminds of visiting Florida
I saw some of these beauties at the Suncoast seabird sanctuary
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   General Artist
Cool, I haven't been to that sanctuary yet. I've been to other ones :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Great close-up and hey, the bird "posed!" Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   General Artist
He also made derp faces at me XD
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WilliamIR Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Excelent to get so close
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   General Artist
I was lucky! I didn't know if he'd fly away right away, but I got about 4 feet away from him.
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Canon
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Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Shutter Speed
1/1002 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
25 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Feb 21, 2013, 2:30:04 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Windows
Sensor Size
5mm

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