Common Loon

Posted by ADKShooter on Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:25 pm

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Nikon D810, Nikon 300mm F2.8
ISO 400, 1/1600s, F7.1

Looks can be deceiving.  This Common Loon is not calling, but is actually panting on a very warm, early morning during last year's Spring on a small Adirondack lake.  The bird and it's call is one of the most iconic sights and sounds in the Adirondacks.

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by paul fletcher on Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:09 pm
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Loons have always been a favorite species to photograph and observe, and your image here, Warren, is an excellent portrayal ,
of this iconic species. Great lighting and detail in this image, plus the open bill, is a nice " extra ".
The greenish colour to the water, is a nice element of contrast in the photo, as well.

by peter makuch on Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:24 am
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a great position capture of this loon and nicely done on getting him with the neck strength up like that, well done WARREN.

by Carol Clarke on Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:56 am
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I love to hear their haunting call floating across the water, a beautiful sound. They are very flighty over here (I've only seen them in Scotland) and not easy to get anywhere near them, but you got a lovely view of this one, Warren!

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by Ron Day on Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:02 pm
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Warren, wonderful low angle and excellent "panting" pose! Well done!

by david fletcher on Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:37 pm
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A beautiful portrait Warren. A sweet viewpoint and killer bg.
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by Amy Kay on Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:14 pm
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I heard them on our lake just the other morning, most soothing sound ever! Beautiful image, I never knew they panted!

by Bill Morales on Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:18 pm
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Gotta love loons, very nice image!

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