Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Loons At Sunrise....



I was out in my kayak first thing this morning to photograph loons. This is the same pond I took pictures last year and I wasn't disappointed this year, I saw 9 in all. The first picture is of a loon that was fishing, they submerge their heads and cruise along looking for fish. I snapped the photo just as it lifted its head and I was able to capture the water droplets falling off the beak. Both photos are straight from the camera, no color correcting or adjustments. I like photographing loons, they're black and white and the camera meter practically gives you a perfect exposure every time, no compensation needed ,which makes it a lot easier in Photoshop.

8 comments:

kjpweb said...

These are fantastic, John. Especially the first one with the wonderful drops and the gorgeous plumage patterns! Great work!
Cheers, Klaus

Mary said...

Great shot with the water droplets! Loons are so interesting...I really like their patterns and colors. That red eye really stands out in all the black and white!

The Birdlady said...

Wonderful, John. I love the drops.

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Stacey Huston said...

great job John. Hope you had a great time on the water.. stay safe.

Eve said...

These pictures are incredible John!
I really need to get busy and post!!!! I've been so busy now that the weather has turned! It's wonderful to see these beautiful photos everyday!

Nick S said...

Brilliant Loon photos John. Having the kayak is a massive help in getting closer. Awesome details.

Sandpiper said...

Fantastic loon shots, John. I like the first one with the water drops, and second one with its foot sticking out is cute, too.