More Loons

More Loons

The processing of numerous CF cards of Loon shots continues but is starting to wind down and at this point all the ‘keepers’ have been converted from RAW to jpegs.  Shooting in RAW is very important all the time however is especially important when shooting a bird with dark & light areas such as a Loon.  Although you can get away with some over-exposure on the white spots on the Loon’s back, over-exposing the large white chest can ruin a lot of otherwise good images. Always check your camera’s histogram to make sure you are not over-exposing the whites, shoot in RAW and thereby retain the ability to adjust the exposure in post processing….this can keep lots of shots from going directly into the round file 🙂

Loons are one of those birds that look good from any angle, even from the back.

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And a tight crop of the back, taken from an original image that had both wings clipped as the Loon came too close to our canoe to fit in the frame.

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Loons are only ever on a nest to incubate eggs, which takes about three to four weeks. The nests are always adjacent to the water.

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Thanks so much to all those who have commented on the blog.  A special thanks to Arni a great photographer friend who has helped get me into the world of blogging and given much advice to help me improve.  You can visit his blog and website at Nature’s Wonder In Pixels – Arniworks Photography

1 Comment

  1. A great series of images, hard to improve on those!