Sunday, October 18, 2009

Loons

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Going for another natural monochrome this week, loons this time, on a lake very near the spot which inspired the mythical Golden Pond of On Golden Pond fame. I just love loons, I could watch them for hours. This particular shot was taken a year ago but I was lucky enough this summer to be able to get within just a few feet of one when it surfaced right in front of my kayak, what a magical moment.
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18 comments:

Tanja said...

Beautiful, both bird and photo

Aileni said...

We know them as Great Northern Divers. They would be winter neighbours when we lived on Inishfree
Magic indeed.

Sophie said...

Absolutely striking! You do this so well!

Dina ... UK said...

Perfect image, I could watch them for hours too.....:-)

Danton said...

Very nice shot of diver poised for flight. Haven't seen one here yet.

michael bird said...

Very nice, Robin. And I imagine that moment was very magical. The loon's reaction on seeing you so close?

Mojo said...

That guy looks like he was launched from a ballistic missile submarine! Very cool photo.

day by day said...

great photo, Robin! oh, and I loved that movie. : )

have a great week!!!

Sarah said...

wow, how interesting, you are the only one I know that likes both the Greatful Dead and the princess bride, both my favorites. what's the chance of that?
oh, and nice loon:-)

quilly said...

GORGEOUS! Forgive me for yelling but I wanted to be certain you understood that I really like this shot.

John said...

Looks like a cork coming out of a bottle; loony.

Regina said...

Beautiful!

RivkA with a capital A said...

Of course you love loons... all loony people do! ;-)

Daryl said...

What a stroke of luck and good cameramanship!

moneythoughts said...

Cameramanship? I thought a woman took that picture. Nice shot.

kaye said...

lovely loons :)

imom said...

Gorgeous shot! I've never seen a Loon in real life, but would love too. I bet they are interesting to watch.

Calico Crazy said...

I love loons, when I was young I summered near a lake full of them. Great photo.

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