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Jun 24, 2018 00:23 |  #11176

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18650230 (external link)
Wow...those glowing eyes are kind of spooky. Nice shot.

Thanks Mike - a dark bird, in the dark rainforest, in the depths of winter (down under) required the use of an on-camera flash and the speedlite picked up the intense eye colours quite dramatically. Very impressed with how the 5D Mk IV was able to AF under these conditions.:-)

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Jun 24, 2018 00:44 |  #11177

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You got pretty low for that one, Jeff! Were you in a canoe or kayak? Super shot!


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Jun 24, 2018 03:18 |  #11178

As soon as I saw this when processing, I thought of this thread. :lol:

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Jun 24, 2018 07:44 |  #11180

Thanks Terry

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Very nice Jeff. I’ve never had a chance to photograph a loon yet. Maybe someday. Do enjoy seeing your great photos of them.ߘ


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Jun 24, 2018 08:44 |  #11181

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You got pretty low for that one, Jeff! Were you in a canoe or kayak? Super shot!

A few years back I found a little spot where a lake runs through a dam and down into another lake. One side is pristine flat smooth water lit by brilliantly green maple and evergreen trees. The other is rock and fast moving water speed of which is governed by the dam elevation. This side has the bait fish for the ducks and Herons, Otters abound here loving the crayfish and bait fish. Up until this year I have seen Mink here regularly swimming and feeding sometimes for hours.. Great fun shooting him.

But the best part of all is the pair of Loons that nest right here in the green water every spring. They have taught me how to cope with the very dark body and head and not blow the whites of their underside that is so so white, and still get their colours around their necks and wings.

The trick here is I'm sitting on shore... mostly just in blue jeans and t-shirt but sometimes I'll try the Lens coat blind that pulls over you and your tripod.
This land is bald granite sliding into the water, perfect for getting super low on the water.

The big trick is being there the morning the chicks are hatched because thats the show... thats when the Loons are very cautious and take their time heading out into the big blue water's of the lake. On this hatching day I was so very lucky that an otter was swimming the lake shore line at just the right moment to turn the Loon back to me not once but twice. Giving me more images than a guy knows what to do with.

I filled my cards that morning a few feet from the loons who were more than happy to just stay in their bay of green putting on a show for an appreciative photographer so he could share here on POTN.

And thats the rest of the story.....


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Jun 24, 2018 10:48 |  #11182

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... This image I processed this morning for this post taken 2017-06-16 9:16am
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Stunning!


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Jun 24, 2018 13:11 |  #11183

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A few years back I found a little spot where a lake runs through a dam and down into another lake. One side is pristine flat smooth water lit by brilliantly green maple and evergreen trees. The other is rock and fast moving water speed of which is governed by the dam elevation. This side has the bait fish for the ducks and Herons, Otters abound here loving the crayfish and bait fish. Up until this year I have seen Mink here regularly swimming and feeding sometimes for hours.. Great fun shooting him.

But the best part of all is the pair of Loons that nest right here in the green water every spring. They have taught me how to cope with the very dark body and head and not blow the whites of their underside that is so so white, and still get their colours around their necks and wings.

The trick here is I'm sitting on shore... mostly just in blue jeans and t-shirt but sometimes I'll try the Lens coat blind that pulls over you and your tripod.
This land is bald granite sliding into the water, perfect for getting super low on the water.

The big trick is being there the morning the chicks are hatched because thats the show... thats when the Loons are very cautious and take their time heading out into the big blue water's of the lake. On this hatching day I was so very lucky that an otter was swimming the lake shore line at just the right moment to turn the Loon back to me not once but twice. Giving me more images than a guy knows what to do with.

I filled my cards that morning a few feet from the loons who were more than happy to just stay in their bay of green putting on a show for an appreciative photographer so he could share here on POTN.

And thats the rest of the story.....

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Outstanding shot, Jeff (as usual)!!


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Jun 24, 2018 13:24 |  #11184

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18650558 (external link)
Outstanding shot, Jeff (as usual)!!

Thanks Mike, I just returned from the loons.... they have left the bay with their two chicks. I wish them luck in their journey.


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Jun 24, 2018 13:25 |  #11185

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Stunning!

Thank you...


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Jun 24, 2018 13:51 |  #11187

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Nice shot of that handsome brute.


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Jun 24, 2018 16:55 |  #11188

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Jun 24, 2018 18:14 |  #11189

Abit of night time photography this little fellow was on our roof arial about twenty feet up, I just popped up the built in flash and fired away.

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Jun 24, 2018 20:07 |  #11190

Do you think he's wondering what I taste like. One never knows
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