Shimmering Loon

© Gary Jacobson

Shimmering Loon

Bob Cammarata 4/27/2004 5:54:15 PM

Great catch, Gary!
Good eye detail,... and the young are an added bonus. #122109

Gary Jacobson 4/27/2004 6:04:24 PM

Thanks Bob!

It was quite a day. I took about 120 images over a 45 minute period. I was able to approach within 12 feet at one point, I even had to back off my 400mm lens to fit them in the viewfinder. Thanks again.

Jake #506185

Robert A. Simpson 4/27/2004 6:17:21 PM

Beautiful shot. Love it, Nice work.

Bob Simpson

Gary Jacobson 4/27/2004 6:19:23 PM

Thanks Bob! It sure is fun taking photographs of beautiful wildlife. :)

Jake #506209

Kristen McKain 4/28/2004 3:38:52 AM

excelent capture! #506611

Susie Peek-Swint 4/28/2004 4:36:27 AM

Very nice image Gary ~ especially with the little ones! #506789

Gary Jacobson 4/28/2004 8:22:06 AM

Thanks Susan and Kristin!

Jake #507346

Claudia Kuhn 5/13/2004 3:59:14 PM

Jake this is very nice - great capture! Congrats on your finalist and joining BP! #534436

Gary Jacobson 5/13/2004 4:48:26 PM

Thanks Claudia! It was nice to make the cut on a couple of images my first month of competing.

Jake #534662

Cindy Cone 5/13/2004 7:26:01 PM

Congrats on a well-deserved final! #535779

Gary Jacobson 5/13/2004 7:28:17 PM

Thanks Cindy. I appreciate your kind words.

Jake #535794

Nancy Grace Chen 5/13/2004 11:11:16 PM

Hey Jake! Another one... maybe there are more? Beautiful capture of these loons... a little while back I tried my hand at some mallards, and that was a disaster. (: I'm sure these are even more difficult... congratulations on your finalist!!

Nancy #536618

Gary Jacobson 5/14/2004 4:36:20 AM

Thanks Nancy,

I happened to be on a lake fishing and noticed the amazing light and a pair of loons across the bay. Much to my delight I noticed the baby loons as I approached closer. It took a very quiet trolling motor to move in close enough to capture this image without scaring-off the loons. Thank you for your kind compliments.

Warmest Regards,
Jake #537377

Carol Engstrom 5/14/2004 12:33:24 PM

Really nice! Congrats, Gary! #539597

Susie Peek-Swint 5/14/2004 1:26:59 PM

Many congrats on this great shot Gary!! #539832

Gary Jacobson 5/14/2004 2:52:09 PM

Thanks Susan and Carol!

Jake #540007

Jim Kinnunen 5/14/2004 8:57:43 PM

Great composition, color and subjects! Congrats! #540776

Gary Jacobson 5/15/2004 6:09:09 AM

Thanks Jim! #541265

Patrick Campbell 5/17/2004 8:02:54 AM

Beautiful work, Gary! #545349

Gary Jacobson 5/17/2004 3:37:48 PM

Thanks Patrick!

I enjoyed looking at your images as well. Thank you for the kind remarks on my images.

Gary #545995

Patrick Campbell 5/17/2004 9:13:07 PM

Thanks for the compliments, Gary. This one just jumped off the page for me. Keep up the great work, Gary. :-) #546463

Dee E. Strellner 4/29/2006 10:49:25 AM

Great capture! How I missed them while I was away from home. Pity sound isn't available so that everyone could also hear them. Having lived in Mn most of my life loons are a Mn standard as much as birch trees are. Their call is haunting in quality esp if the fog is rising from the lake. Love your gallery! #2705718

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aperture 5.6, shutter 1/350, lens 400mm, White Earth Lake - MN, name, time of day 8:45PM

Uploaded on 4/27/2004 5:40:43 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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