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
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
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 !
I'm crazy 'bout a mercury.
Good thing GG's buoyant, comes in helpful when falling in the water all the time.
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 !
P.S. Guy - I tried to make this look like an infrared image - looks a lot different in Panoramio than on my computer screen !
That is very very impressive! Gold star for this.
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 !
840mm?? Wow, Waldo. I'm barely getting by at 300mm! Haha. Super shot. Love the quality here!
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Best Wishes from the USA
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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