Sunday, October 5, 2008

Some of my favorites - Part III




















Anyone who knows me, knows that I love the Loons best!
I love their haunting call, the way their chicks ride on their back and admire what good parents they are. And have you ever seen such beautiful black and white patterns in feathers such as theirs?

16 comments:

The Birdlady said...

They are truly beautiful!

Christy said...

They are gorgeous birds. And this image is wonderful, I hope you are planning to use it in you log cabin.

NCmountainwoman said...

They are indeed beautiful birds. I was truly awestruck the first time I saw one.

MuseSwings said...

What a perfectly beautiful picture!

Eve said...

Althought there are loons here Shelley, I don't get to see them very often. They are beautiful and just so sweet. My guineas have maybe the second best most beautiful feathers though!! I will have to post them someday. They are little treasures left for me in the yard!!!

Nick S said...

Greta stuff Shelly :-)

kjpweb said...

All of them are beautiful. Of course the Eagle with prey is the icing on the cake!
Cheers, Klaus

letspaintnature.com said...

You must have had your camera on sports setting for that great action shot!!! Look at his individual feathers touching the water..HOT DOG!!! Great pic!
Chris

Ecobirder said...

I agree, loons are very special birds and you always do a great job getting loon shots.

Knatolee said...

When we lived on the ocean in Nova Scotia, we used to see loons in winter, in their less exciting plumage, but for the year we lived on a lake in Quebec, we got to see them in their fancier outfits! I think they are just gorgeous birds, and I love hearing their calls.

fishing guy said...

Shelly: I also love Loons and this is a georgeous photo.

Leedra said...

I kept eyeing that pattern on the back, and then you said it. It is beautiful. This one photograph points out why they are your favorite.

HANNIBAL said...

I love them too, but have only experienced them once while in Minnesota. Would love to see them again...Great flight photo!

Kathiesbirds said...

They are such hansome birds and this is such a lovley shot!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh..what a shot..

Bird Girl said...

One great take-off flight shot!