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Common Loon

Common Loon
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 50 HS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-01 13:14
Viewed: 1255
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I managed to see this guy swimming underwater at an incredible speed before it surfaced. While underwater it looks like a large perch with the sun hitting it making it golden in appearance. I thought it was a fish on steroids swimming around in zigzag motions after minnows.


notes: They make underwater fishing dives of up to 200 feet below the surface. They are adapted for diving with heavy bones and eyes that can focus both in air and water.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-01 13:22]

Hi Trevor,excellent capture of this specie not often seen on TN,the quality is truly great despite its fast speed and the difficult backlight too,perfect exposure to take the best detail,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

Had no idea that this species could dive 200' under water and live to witness another day. Thanks for sharing this "Loon".
Excellent exposure.
A very detailed sharpness and focusing job despite your difficulties re: its speed.
Best regards from Calgary from,

Hi Trevo
照的清晰 很漂亮的鴨子
顏色高貴華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 角度也很特別
構圖美麗 背景深遂
Hi TrevoHi Trevo

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-06-01 19:05]

Hello Trevor,
This is one bird that has eluded my camera for the time being. I see you did a great job of photographing this beautiful specimen. I have always admired the way they stay so low in the water as they swim about. I also like the checkered markings on their backs in contrast to their very dark head and red eye. Super image Trevor!!

Hello Trevor

Beautiful close-up photo of the Common Loon, fine POV and DOF,
excellent focus, sharpness and details of the Common Loon,
great contrast of the color tones, the water reflexion it is part
of the beauty of the photo, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-02 8:58]

Hello Trevor,
Very nice photo of this Loon in excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. The colours on he water are a big bonus.

Bonsoir Trevor,
Agr嶧ble valorisation du sujet dans une lumi鋨e originale.
A bient矌 sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Love the loon! The side profile really shows this bird off very nicely. I so want to photograph these really sleak looking birds. TFS :)

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