Congratulations Dave Leroy for your image "Common Loon" being chosen as the Eager to Learn Spotlight image for the week ending 12/3/2010!!!
In winter plumage. I took this yesterday morning on an overcast day.
I was hunkered down beside some rocks so the loon could not see my profile. The loon knew something was up and as it passed by, it saw my profile.
It began to give its loon call. I guess to either tell me I should not have tricked a nice loon, or perhaps laughing at the joke. The loon stuck around for a while longer.
It is hard to do the moment and the loon justice .
50D, 500mm +1.4TE, 1/320, f8 IS400, manual mode.
I leveled and cropped for composition.