I had an awesome morning at Clarks Creek. I went to get some foggy sunrise pics and came home with Loons and an Osprey. This beautiful loon floated by watching me with one red eye. I took so many pics so I have a variety of angles. I’ve seen them many times but never got this close.

Taken at sunrise on 4/24/11, Clarks Creek, Clarks Valley, PA, USA
Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 150-500 mm lens
F/8, ISO 1250, spot metering, taken at 500mm handheld
Image desaturated except for the eye, bill and chest


waterfowl, nature, wildlife, bird, birds, loon, clarks creek, lori deiter, pennsylvania, black and white


  • Calin Jugarean
    Calin Jugareanabout 3 years ago

    Lovely image.

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 3 years ago


  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 3 years ago

    They are such beautiful and majestic creatures, aren’t they? Lovely photo and sure sounds like you had a good outing!

  • Tim Devine
    Tim Devineabout 3 years ago

    Awesome, loons are one of my favorite birds. I didn’t know they made appearances in our area. Spectacular capture!

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 3 years ago

    Beauty! – John

  • ARIANA1985
    ARIANA1985about 3 years ago

    simply fantastic shot x

  • BigD
    BigDabout 3 years ago

    I don’t have any pictures of Loons or Ospreys and I guess I will have to come down. Awesome capture and editing, Lori.

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 3 years ago

    This is just fabulous, what a great image this is.

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 3 years ago

    this is exquisite xx

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