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Beautiful Common Loon
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Un-cropped Shot taken from Kayak. This is a wild loon and it is difficult to get close to the adults because they are protecting young loons nearby. These beautiful birds can go 60 MPH even in the water. The greenish hue in the water is simply reflection from trees in the background.
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Submitted: Friday, 12th August, 2011 22:54 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 9th August, 2011
Focal length: 49.6 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F3.5
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