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September 2, 2011
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Canon
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Canon EOS 50D
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1/128 second
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F/5.0
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165 mm
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100
Date Taken
Aug 25, 2011, 7:50:24 PM
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PaintShop Photo Pro 13.00
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Evening Loon by dove-51 Evening Loon by dove-51
Taken on a camping trip to Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada. On a nice hot sunny day we decided to rent a boat and go out fishing. When returning in the early evening, we came across a pair of loons swimming in a little cove. We cut the motor on the boat and let it drift in towards the birds. To my surprise they didn't seem to mind us being there and for about half an hour we watched while they continued to preen themselves and even call to each other. It was a most awesome experience.

Common Loons are a classic symbol of northern wilderness, and indigenous people in Manitoba once believed that these birds possessed supernatural powers. It was thought that the loon's haunting call was the voice of the Great Spirit, Manitou.

If you have ever heard the haunting call of a loon you will never forget it. I hope you enjoy the picture. It is something I will never forget.

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:iconquaddie:
Ah,so thats what people mean when they say I am a Loon :)..
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:icondove-51:
:giggle: :laughing: I would say they must be having a marvelous time. ;)
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blind-dancer Mar 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Loons are cool :)
Once a baby/teenage loon got separated from its parents and came close to me. When he realised I was there, he spread out his neck and laid flat on the water, pretending to be a log or something. Then his parents came pick him up :) It was cool to see.
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:icondove-51:
That is a great experience. They are very special birds. :heart:
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Violet-Kleinert Oct 16, 2011   Photographer
Excellent shots, Candace!
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PlunkettGW Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Another fabulous loon photoe. Excellent exposure and it captures the motion of the swinning loon perfectly. Another winner!
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:icondove-51:
Thank you kind sir :D
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Lentekriebel Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :clap:
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:icondove-51:
Glad you like it Sonja. Thank you so much :heart:
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