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Jun 21, 2012 20:29 |  #1

Just returned from a wonderful trip to Saranac Lake, NY. Here are a couple beautiful birds that allowed us to share the swimming pond with them.


All three taken with 70-200 f4.

IMAGE: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-H_2s8562gFE/T-PDrNabzRI/AAAAAAAABI4/umsfskS7OrA/s730/Loon3.jpg

IMAGE: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-siEzAgh4sTc/T-PDrYoFBbI/AAAAAAAABJA/sCVwPlMxzDQ/s730/Loon2.jpg

IMAGE: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Wak_3quYsBM/T-PDsDmhPSI/AAAAAAAABJQ/uf744qZU09g/s730/Loon4.jpg


Thank you for looking!

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Jun 21, 2012 22:11 |  #2

wow, 2 and 3 are fantastic. great detail and color




  
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Jun 21, 2012 23:18 |  #3

3 is awesome. Very cool bird wish we had some in my area.


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Jun 22, 2012 05:32 as a reply to  @ First Strike's post |  #4

Great shots, and good shooting with that lens!


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Jun 22, 2012 09:15 |  #5

Nice shots, look a little dark on my monitor though.


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Jun 22, 2012 11:34 |  #6

I love Loons Paul. Nice shots.


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Jun 22, 2012 12:59 |  #7

Great low-level shots. Well done.


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Jun 22, 2012 19:24 |  #8

neat series, paul




  
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Jun 23, 2012 00:37 |  #9

Very nice, and a tough bird to shoot. You may want to straighten the horizon on the 1st one :)


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Jun 23, 2012 10:38 as a reply to  @ jodelak's post |  #10

I like shots on this perspective. looks like you shot this on a boat/kayak.


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Jun 23, 2012 17:19 as a reply to  @ Canajun's post |  #11

Thank you everyone! This is the closest the Loons have come to us in the three years I have been visiting this swimming pond.

I was actually chest deep in the water when taking these shots to account for the low perspective, maybe not the smartest thing in the world.. but you can see to the bottom of the pond so I was not too worried about tripping over something :)


-Paul

  
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Jun 23, 2012 19:38 |  #12

very nice Paul




  
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Jun 30, 2012 02:44 as a reply to  @ kmunroe's post |  #13

Great shots Paul... i find them very tricky. They always seem to stay wayyy out from shore.. near the midde, they're so black to expose properly without blowing out the water/background, they're often diving, and they just sit low.. so most of them is submerged.

Getting them doing the Loon Dance is spectacular though, and has you leaving with a cheese-eating grin. :D


Edit: Must get out in my kayak more! :(


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Jul 01, 2012 21:48 |  #14

Cool shots. #3 is awesome


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Jul 01, 2012 22:17 |  #15

Great shots. I really like 2. Such a smooth looking bird


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