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Old Aug 27, 2014, 9:39 PM   #1
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Default More of Maine; Loons, Sandy, Sunsets and a Butterfly

This is the bigger of the two adult loons I've been observing this summer on the lake, not sure if that makes it a male or female. In this shot a boat was coming in and this one went out letting out a few alarm calls presumably to draw the intruder away from where the smaller adult and fledgling were. (E-M1 and 70-300)

Common Loon by boat by ramcewan, on Flickr

and a close up crop of the same shot showing the dappling on it's face

Common Loon close up by ramcewan, on Flickr

While this bird was making a racket my companion on the dock was quite interested, she doesn't swim which is a good thing if you've ever smelled wet dog . I scooted a bit away and put the 70-300 at 70 and took a few portraits, something this lens does very well at IMHO.

Sandy on dock 2 by ramcewan, on Flickr

Sandy on dock by ramcewan, on Flickr

Of course I took a few sunsets with the 9-18 in the evening.

Here's one with a sailboat in the foreground

long lake sunset sail by ramcewan, on Flickr

here's one cropped to wide angle

Long Lake Sunset August 24, 2014 by ramcewan, on Flickr

and here's two shot during the afterglow with long exposure times as some clouds rolled in. I brought the 14mm and my 52mm ND filters but forgot the step up ring to make them fit, still no ND filters for the 9-18 but x-mas is coming

Long Lake Sunset after glow August 24, 2014 by ramcewan, on Flickr

Long Lake Sunset after glow August 24, 2014 by ramcewan, on Flickr


Finally I captured this butterfly who took a liking to my miter saw in between cuts, seemed to enjoy the fresh pine saw dust. (back to the 70-300 for this).

Butterfly by ramcewan, on Flickr
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All nice photographs but I'm a sucker for sunsets and clouds so I'm keen on the last two sunsets. The Sandy portraits are lovely as well.

What are you making with your miter saw?
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YEah, I like the last two "after sunset" ones.
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....well, sunsets happen every day, some are really ordinary and some extraordinary

BUT Sandy portraits are 'special' extraordinary... love'em and the 70-300 does do portraits well.

The sunsets etal are really nice images too.
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All nice photographs but I'm a sucker for sunsets and clouds so I'm keen on the last two sunsets. The Sandy portraits are lovely as well.

What are you making with your miter saw?
Thanks Alan I am glad you like the sunsets and the clouds, sunsets are always better with a bit of clouds.

As for the saw work, I was just cutting some 1x3 for some shelves, using it more as a chop saw than a miter.

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YEah, I like the last two "after sunset" ones.
thanks sammy!

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....well, sunsets happen every day, some are really ordinary and some extraordinary

BUT Sandy portraits are 'special' extraordinary... love'em and the 70-300 does do portraits well.

The sunsets etal are really nice images too.
Yeah Sandy is a sweet dog and very photogenic too, thank you for looking and your comments!
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What else can I say
ALL EXCELLENT shots
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