View Full Version : Goin' Loony

09-07-2012, 08:51 PM
We were down at the cottage with friends two weeks ago and got a few pics of the loons while out in the boat. They let us get quite close actually.

Posing in the early morning light with a little fog in the air.


Morning's catch.


Juvenile bothering Mom for a meal.


Nice dark water in the early morning.


Did I say we got close. No cropping, just straight out of camera.


Matt K.
09-07-2012, 11:51 PM
Oh these are incredible. Love them all, can't pic a favorite. Maybe the third one by a nose ... but only a nose .... fantastic.

09-08-2012, 12:03 AM
Wow, super set. Love them all. Super sharp eyes. Love the water colour in number 4 and of course the Mom and juvenile shot is priceless.

09-08-2012, 07:13 PM
I've always loved loons- their call is very haunting. I love these captures- particularly the juvenile.

09-08-2012, 08:14 PM
Champ pics as always...........#4 because of the water ripple in front of the loon........

Mike Bons
09-09-2012, 05:41 PM
What a great series. I love the feather detail on the head in #4. Its always nice seeing the juvies with the parents as well.

09-09-2012, 06:14 PM
Thanks all, and glad you enjoyed them.
Yes Mike, that fourth shot was the only bird that had not made a dive yet, hence the dry head showing more detail.

09-15-2012, 07:17 PM
Super Set HBG. 2 & 3 stand out to me.

09-15-2012, 08:37 PM
a sweet job on the loons HBG

09-17-2012, 09:34 PM
I fell in love with these guys when I worked in Main back in the late 80's. I'll take #4 for a hundred dollars, but would be proud to call any one of the set my own.

Ya know, if you keep at it, you're gonna get pretty good one of these days. ;)

09-18-2012, 04:27 AM
Thank you so much Runmonty, Kenny, and Barefoot.

Ya know, if you keep at it, you're gonna get pretty good one of these days. ;)

I am a work in progress, learning everyday, and every shot captured.

09-18-2012, 10:22 AM
Awesome... I've never gotten within 100 meters of these guys.. usually they are way over the other side of the lake when I see them. Awesome shots, all of them.

09-18-2012, 10:44 AM
I am a work in progress, learning everyday, and every shot captured.

I sure hope you caught my "tongue in cheek" (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tongue%20in%20cheek) meaning. You inspire many of us.

Mad Aussie
09-18-2012, 03:24 PM
That's great shooting indeed. I can't pick a fav out of those ... maybe the fish one, that's cool.

09-18-2012, 07:08 PM
Thank you so much Iggy, and MA.

I sure hope you caught my "tongue in cheek" (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tongue%20in%20cheek) meaning. You inspire many of us.

Yes, did catch it, and glad to hear some are inspired by my work, BUT, I do not see myself as being any more talented than any other individual on here. ALL is art on here, as everyone has different likes/dislikes in what they see as pleasing to the eye. I love coming on here and being able to see all these different facets of life through others lenses. It is "YOU", as in the whole community on here, that inspires myself, and I hope others, to get out and enjoy sharing what we enjoy so dearly in life, through our photos.
If not for this community, and all the wonderful people within it, I doubt I would be where I am today with my work. I have seen so many ways to improve myself by just "looking" at what others see/feel in their own, and others work on here. It has helped me grow as a photographer, and with that I would have to thank each and every one of you that have ever posted, commented, critiqued, any and all work that I have had the pleasure of viewing, or at times, presenting for viewing.

09-19-2012, 09:14 PM
Beautiful captures, love their eyes.

09-20-2012, 07:46 PM
Thank you so much for the compliment Michael. Very appreciated.

09-20-2012, 10:54 PM
I really love this set it brings me back to when I was a kid spending the summers on the lake in Northern Wisconsin

09-22-2012, 05:39 AM
Thank you very much Chris, glad you enjoyed these, and yes, they have to have the most beautiful call coming across a mist enshrouded northern lake in the late evening, or early morning sun.

09-23-2012, 11:54 PM
Nice set as always Hbg. I'm really liking #4 here. Sharp and the colour of the water is gorgeous!

09-26-2012, 01:59 PM
Thank you so much Aub.