Monday, May 05, 2008

Shaking Off, Common Loon


A Loon, finished with fishing for the moment flaps its wings

I love watching the loons whenever I am on the lake. Most times they will be calmly sitting on the water closely observing their surroundings. Occasionally I have observed them intent upon fishing and at these times I can usually approach rather closely with the boat. This was the case on this day as the loon had located a large school of small fish and had been busily engaged while I made my approach.

After the school of fish disappeared, this Loon practically stood erect on the water shaking the water from its feathers. I like this shot not only for the subject but also the colors of the reflections on the water.

8 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

I agree about the colouring in the water, but I am drawn to the markings on the Loon also.. a great picture.
Is this a new header of have I not been paying attension? I like it either way.. :O)

fishing guy said...

Salty: What a great show the Loon is putting on. I wish they came to our lake but they seem to enjoy the mountains aroud them. I love to hear the sound of the Loon which I have only heard in movies or on TV. I really enjoyed the sound in "On Golden Pond".

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful shot. I also like the bumble bee photo.

Stacey Huston said...

probably on of my favorite shots so far. beautiful! thanks for sharing salty!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Good one Dad.

photowannabe said...

I like everything about it too Salty. The reflective colors just enhance the composition. I would love to see a Loon sometime myself. It looks like a beautiful bird.

Salty said...

Tom, correct you are! The header is a new osprey capture for just this past Saturday.

Meggie said...

Didn't know we had loons in PA....