Monday, March 15, 2010

NZD 12172009

Pied Shag

The shag has no oil on his feathers, so his body tends to float just below the surface of the water.  It also means he can dive rather deeply.  When he's finished fishing he often will sit out in the open air with his wings spread to let them dry off.  I really wanted to capture that, but no good ones came of it.  Still I like this one for the great look on his face, the detail of the feathers on his back and the his being set off by the green background.

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