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Baby Loon

Baby Loon
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H5
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-05 19:24
Viewed: 1923
Points: 6
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Here's one of a baby Common Loon I took awhile back. It was being fed by it's mother nearby. The mother would feed it crawfish she would get from diving to the bottom. The baby was learning diving habit I believe.


They make underwater fishing dives of up to 200 feet below the surface. They are adapted for diving with heavy bones and eyes that can focus both in air and water.

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Hi Trevor,

I'd say a teenager. I love loons and grebes, had the chance to shoot an adult this summer on iceland, see link below. This is a nice shot, he/she seems to be sneaking away after raiding the cooky jar (or fish pond :))



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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-09-14 7:10]

Hi Trevor,
Splendid shot of this young loon showing his stage of development. The plumage patterns of loons always amaze me, thank you Trevor

Hello Trevor

Lovely photo of this young Common Loon,
fine POV, the waves gives dynamism to the image, TFS


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