Just a Loon

Discussion in 'Birds' started by RKnecht, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. I haven't been doing much birding lately, but on a recent trip to Maine, I did manage to capture this guy. It spent its nights in a small pond near the lake house we were staying at. I would creep as close as I could and patiently wait for it to swim by in the morning. Usually it would dive and pop up pretty far away (which annoyed me a little:smile:)  However, one morning it decided to just hang out. Both were taken with the D3, 300 2.8, and TC20EII mounted to my Gitzo 1325/RRS BH55/sidekick rig. Even though these are full frame shots, I really need a 500:cool: 

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  2. These are both very well done. Out of the two... the second would be my option for the better because of the water color. But at the end of the day they are both just fine images. Well done
     
  3. There is nothing close to "JUST" on these shots, Fantastic!!!
     
  4. those are very sharp! excellent!
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice shots Rich.
     
  6. russowl

    russowl

    466
    Jun 9, 2008
    Lima,Ohio
    Fantastic ,, great birds ,,,
     
  7. beautiful duck - beautiful shot - wish I had those somewhere near me
     
  8. fatimask

    fatimask

    69
    Jun 25, 2008
    Canada
    these photos are gorgeous! good job waiting it out!
     
  9. Toby D

    Toby D

    Mar 7, 2006
    Iowaay
    I'm really coming to love loons. The green adds a nice contrast. well done.

    I'm with Argent, i wish they would come around here. Oh well, a Trip to Canada doesn't sound so bad, either.
     
  10. Beautiful shots.....last weekend I was trying for some loons but just never got a chance.....poor weather.
     
  11. Great shots both. Nicely done.
     
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