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The biggest struggle I have with nature photography is getting out to my location prior to sunrise. Like most people my biological clock tells me to stay in bed. On this day, I did exactly that. I was angry that I was still a half hour away from the place I intended to photograph as the sun was rising. Lucky for me I saw a dot in the middle of a pond beside the road as I flew by in a hurry to catch the last bit of the sunrise. Intrigued, I turned around to find a loon swimming around in the dense fog. For nearly a half hour I was able to sit back and enjoy watching this majestic bird dive under the surface to catch some fish. Sometimes sleeping pays off. This experience far surpassed the experience I would have had rushing around to get a landscape photo.
Taken By
Nick Taffs
Taken On
July 29, 2018
common loon
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: EF400mm f/5.6L USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.0015625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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