Thursday, April 16, 2009

They're back!

This morning I was not disappointed. The lighting wasn't good, the photo subject was far away, the new lens wasn't working correctly.....but it didn't matter. My loons are back! Watching the pair swim across the lake brought tears of joy to my eyes.




P.S. Some of you have asked about my Sigma Lens. I took it out for a test drive this morning and discovered something was seriously wrong. I contacted customer service so we'll see what happens. Needless to say I was VERY UPSET! But life goes on...

29 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

Hooray! Hope they do lots of nice posing for you this summer!

Dorothy said...

Good Morning, Shelley! I love to hear the call of the Loon!

I hope you get your lens to work right. It should be a really great one!!

Mildred said...

I'm glad your visitors are back. That must have been great to see. Sorry about the lens and hope you get great customer service.

Ms. ~K said...

I get that excited when the hummingbirds return...good for you!
Sorry about the lens, what a disappointment for us all, as we love your photos!
BTW, I think this photo is super!
Kit

Montanagirl said...

It's still a nice photo, Shelley. Sorry to hear about the lens. I still would like to buy one of those. As I mentioned before, it got a lot of positive reviews on Amazon.com. Let us know what goes on with it and your customer service response. Hope it's a good one!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Love your Loon, too bad your lens ruined a good photo.

holdingmoments said...

Hope you get that lens sorted soon. Must have been a big dissapointment.

Jenny said...

I love that photo Shelley. Given the light blue line caused by the loon's journey through the water, I wondered what had made the much bigger one behind! The mind boggles (-:

bennie and patsy said...

Oh good, have a fun week-end.
Patsy

The Early Birder said...

Now I see why you get so excited & look forward to more pics from you.
FAB.

Richard said...

Get the new lens fixrd Shelley....I want to see pictures of the bird's eyes (no butt shots please).

Ginnymo said...

What a pretty photo Shelly!! The only Loons I will be seeing is on your blog.. Looking forward to seeing more....

Sandy said...

Oh your loons are back...cool, I bet you are happy happy.

Mary said...

Looks wonderful to me! I would really love to see a loon sometime.

Leedra said...

So glad your loons are back! Sorry to hear you are having lens problems. I am beginning to think all zoom lens give trouble at one time or another.

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Jessica said...

Yahooooooo!! I'm so happy for you! This is the best news ever. I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of those loons this summer on your blog.

Enjoy!

Heather said...

Oh Shelley, I'm so happy that your Loons are back - that's wonderful! I'm sorry to hear about your lens - I hope they are able to take care of it for you. Take care, and have a great weekend!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I can understand the tears of joy on seeing the Loons.I feel the same each spring when they return.I do hope you will get that lens back in working order soon.
Blessings,Ruth

Kallen305 said...

Hooray for the loons!! I know how much you love them so it makes the photos even more special.

Sorry about the lens. I hope you can get it all straightened out.

dAwN said...

Sorry about your lens..hope it is fixed soon.
glad your buddies are back.

Natural Moments said...

Sorry to hear about your lens, but your loons should make you smile again. You always make me smile when you bring them up, because your passion for them reverberates across the globe.

Jayne said...

Oh, I love the loons. Always think of Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn when I see a photo of one.

HANNIBAL said...

I love the golden light on your lake of loons! Sorry about your lens...It DOES make you mad! You wait forever to get your shiny new, then...Come on!

NCmountainwoman said...

Yippee! The Loon Ranger rides again!

ramblingwoods.com said...

I like that..you are the 'loon ranger'. What a treat for you.. I am sorry about the lens..It's always something...

Daisy said...

Sorry to hear your lens isn't working right. Your loon picture looks great to me!

Salty said...

Glad to hear that your loons are back. I always enjoy the short time they spend here in Pa.

Thats too bad about your lens and I do hope it gets resolved quickly.

Knatolee said...

Bummer about the Sigma, but hooray! Loons are back! I am happy because my barn swallows showed up yesterday. They should keep Gordon company while he works on the chicken coop... they love nesting downstairs in the barn.

The Retired One said...

I am so glad the loons are back. I can almost hear them from looking at your photo.
Hope you get your lens problem figured out with the company. What a bummer!

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