Anhinga – Anhinga Trail: Everglades National Park, Florida: Strolling along Anhinga Trail in the Florida Everglades I came upon this Anhinga perched on the wooden rail along the trails path. As you can imagine the red eyes caught my attention immediately. As I readied my tripod and lens the Anhinga latched onto every move I made, and would not take its eyes off me. This was just what I wanted, the bird looking directly into the camera lens.
The red eyes are certainly the center of interest and the gaze into the lens makes them even more poignant.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 500mm f4, Arca Swiss ball head on Gitzo Tripod, 1/200 sec. @ f8ISO 200