Back by the lake - Arctic loon

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PI Hedstrom
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Back by the lake - Arctic loon
Apr 27, 2014

Hi,

these birds are supposed to be difficult to get close to so I believe I struck some luck this time.

Shot with K5 - Sigma 50-500 HSM OS at 450mm.

C&C welcome!

Regards,

Peter

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In reply to PI Hedstrom, Apr 27, 2014

Looking good Peter.

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In reply to PI Hedstrom, Apr 27, 2014

Whoa . . . Sibley is jealous.

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In reply to PI Hedstrom, Apr 27, 2014

You'd have to be "loonie" not to like those photos! Beautiful birds and you got some great shots of them... 1/125th on a 450mm focal length still looks very sharp -- GREAT JOB!

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In reply to JeffAHayes, Apr 28, 2014

Loons are my favorite birds, i grew up in a wild place and loons were part of our nights, love them when they sign !

Great shots.

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In reply to PI Hedstrom, Apr 28, 2014

How beautiful!  More pics!

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Thanks Dean!

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In reply to JeffAHayes, Apr 28, 2014

Thanks!

I think the Bigma is doing a good job.
If you stay away from 500mm and stop down a bit, the result isn't too bad.
The last pic is close to 100% crop BTW.

/Peter

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In reply to leopold, Apr 28, 2014

Thanks,

I agree, the sign is as close to 'call of the wild' as it gets. Love it!

/Peter

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In reply to cms61, Apr 28, 2014

Thank you,

Well I'll try, would like to get some pics when there is no wind with the water being really black.

/Peter

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In reply to PI Hedstrom, Apr 28, 2014

Hi,

Thanks Peter, great shots.  I get to Nova Scotia about every three or four years and love to hear Loons, but I've never got anywhere near close enough to take shots like these.  (I've a 400mm, though I don't travel with it.)  They seem quite shy and retiring birds.

Thanks again, Rod

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