Pacific Loon taking off

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With the exception of red-throated loons (the smallest species) all loons require a water "runway" to become airborne. This is a Pacific loon taking off.

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Interesting info, Steve, and good use of low shutterspeed to get across action and speed. Looks like a skipping stone shot of a Pacific loon. :biggrin:
 
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I should have mentioned, these guys nest on the pond which is in front of our house. I leave a camera on the porch just to try to catch one when it is taking off or landing, or to try to get a photo of predation of a loon chick by an eagle. This was shot with a 600+TC-14.
 

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