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What a thrill it was to find a common loon peacefully swimming in Alaska’s Prince William Sound’s icy waters. It was quite unimpressed with our skiff and allowed us to follow it on its voyage. So, there was ample time to wait for a good clear shot despite the movement of our tiny boat.

Taken RAW
Canon 7D
Lens: 300mm with 2X
ISO 200
F: 6.3
Shutter: 1/500
Processed in Lightroom
Adjusted for exposure, added contrast cleaned up some some small areas in the water and cropped the image


  • amontanaview
    amontanaviewover 3 years ago

    Great photo, nice processing description. I really appreciate that. A fav for me. I love these birds. Our Seeley and Placid Lakes in western Montana is known for its loons.

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this loon, Liz!

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Liz!!

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

    Awesome details!

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    excellent capture and details, a must see in large

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous image

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 3 years ago

    Bet you had an awesome time…………………………great find!! ;-))

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Liz. what a gorgeous bird!!..I have to wonder why they sit so low in the water.

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago


    1 DAY 2011/05/20 Limit 20

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaover 3 years ago

    Congratulations !

    May 20-22

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