Common Loon

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Yves Langlois

Once more you capture an unusual pose - front shot with the head slightly tilted so we see some expression of the loon. That jade green is gorgeaus. You where lucky, there is no fluff in the subject zone. Talking moskitoes - we are advised that this summer will be terrible for that and the lime disease.

Debra Plett

Thank you Yves. I tried two types of bug spray and the bugs still seemed to be biting me. I had purchased one of those head nets but they are not great for taking pictures through. Take care and hopefully you find an effective spray that work on the mosquitoes.

Heather Mellon

What a beautiful capture Debra. I love the motion of the water surrounding the loon with his catch and the clarity of his face and expression. We're having the same problem with mosquitoes and fluff floating everywhere here too.

Debra Plett

Thanks very much for comments Heather. I think the fluff will disappear in a week or so but unfortunately the mosquitoes are a summer long problem.

As the sun was dipping behind the trees the loons began to fish and the bugs began to bite. This loon had just caught a small minnow, one amongst many on this eve. Even the loon was not happy with the amount of mosquitoes and no-see-ums that were aggressively attacking anything and everything. There is a lot of pollen and fluff floating in the air and on the water.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
June 12, 2022
common loon dogtooth lake ontario outdoors water animal
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II (SAL70400G2)
  • Shutter speed: 0.000625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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