Pacific Loon taking off

Discussion in 'Birds' started by SteveK, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. SteveK

    SteveK

    Mar 16, 2005
    Alaska
    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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  2. Timeout

    Timeout

    May 23, 2006
    SoCal
    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:
     
  3. Neat shot Steve - my favourite boid!
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Opppppsss almost missed this one
    Super shot:>)))
    Thanks
     
  5. SteveK

    SteveK

    Mar 16, 2005
    Alaska
    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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