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Old Jun 10, 2005, 11:48 PM   #1
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I got another chance at the Loon today. It appears that the mother had 2 babies so I'll be keeping track of their progress over the next month or so when I visit this particular place. Hopefully there is enough food in the pond for both kids, otherwise it's probably going to end up being only one. The mother didn't get in close enough with the babies but I got some decent shots of daddy when he came by my area to fish.

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All except the last 2 were shot with the Sigma 50-500, handheld. I forgot my monopod.




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Norm, Superb shots handneld with bigma. I know what it took for you to get these wonderful pictures. Then add in the contrast on the loon. Amazing job my friend. What lens did you use for the last 2 shots? peace, Steve
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super shots, Norm. i love the closeups!!! loons are really pretty birds. i've never seen one live. inly heard them.

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All fantastic, Norm. 4 & 5 are my personal favorites.
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Norm, Superb shots handneld with bigma. I know what it took for you to get these wonderful pictures. Then add in the contrast on the loon. Amazing job my friend. What lens did you use for the last 2 shots? peace, Steve
Thanks, Steve, I used the Bigma for all of these shots, just used the monopod for the last few. I had left it behind me about 15 feet when the bird popped out of the water so I didn't want to sacrifice the shot time to go get the monopod. The light was okay and I could boost the shutter speed without much trouble so it wasn't as serious a matter as it could have been.
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