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Closed on April 28, 2011

Great silver composition Waldo!

The silver loonie is definitely a collectors item! :D

They are so beautiful, but they have an evil eye and an even more sinister call, don't they? Gives me the shivers :D

SpookySmiles, GG^..^

Derek Holzapfel on April 29, 2011

Great title and amazing photo. It must have surfaced next to your canoe? Rare (nearly impossible) to capture a Loon like this. Well done, Derek

Scorched Earth Photo… on April 29, 2011

They are not sinister GordJessPhotos , only secretive - according to my internet research , loons have a denser bone structure that other waterfowl allowing them to dive deeper in search of food ( that buoyancy thing ) , requiring the evil eye to see in low light conditions - survival / evolution 101 !

Howdy Derek - if you canoe Suzie like I know Suzie , Oh what a gal ! Took this from my climate controlled self propelled 4 wheel drive photo blind ( vehicle ) while parked on the shore of a small reservoir - the loon surfaced approximately 60 feet away , shooting at 600mm + 1.4 extender x 1.6 APS-C sensor multiplication factor = 1344mm focal length . Throw in some software manipulation and you get a decent photo to post on Panoramio !

someGuyinmasset on May 1, 2011

I'm crazy 'bout a mercury.

Good thing GG's buoyant, comes in helpful when falling in the water all the time.

Scorched Earth Photo… on May 1, 2011

Mae West was bouyant too Guy - they even named a life preserver after her - if you're crazy about mercury , it's everywhere - the fillings in our teeth , and especially in the emissions and ash from coal fired powered plants - life is short , photograph hard !

Scorched Earth Photo… on May 1, 2011

P.S. Guy - I tried to make this look like an infrared image - looks a lot different in Panoramio than on my computer screen !

Nawitka on May 1, 2011

That is very very impressive! Gold star for this.

Scorched Earth Photo… on May 1, 2011

The Silver Loon appreciates the gold star Nawitka - got 3 decent close ups of the loon , but they all look similar so I tried to get creative with this one !

((Ospr3y)) on May 2, 2011

840mm?? Wow, Waldo. I'm barely getting by at 300mm! Haha. Super shot. Love the quality here!

Like + Fav

Best Wishes from the USA


Scorched Earth Photo… on May 3, 2011

Hello ((Ospr3y)) - 600mm lense + 1.4 extender X 1.6 APS-C sensor multiplier = 1344mm ! Quality is not cheap - lense + matched extender will set you back about $ 10,000 - about the same loss as buying a new vehicle and driving it off the lot ! I guarantee you the lense will not depreciate and you will get years of enjoyment out of it - will last a lifetime - the mileage gets put on the camera bodies , which in my opinion are disposable !

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  • Uploaded on April 28, 2011
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    by Scorched Earth Photo…
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2011/04/24 07:23:23
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 840.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash