I had the good fortune of spending a few days in the Upper Michigan area recently. My first stop was the Miners fall, Pictured Rock National Lakeshore. On the way to the falls, I saw this patch of forest that was covered with beautiful wild flowers.
Then I drove further south to a small lake to photograph loons. The area is known for at least two pair of resident loons. I was hoping to see babies on mothers backs. Unfortunately I was too early for the babies.
This is one of my favorite images from the outing. The backlit loon against the morning fog made a perfect capture.
One of the loons I was watching decided to take off.
D3, 600mm, F5.6, ISO 400, 1/800
Day after I took this picture, a racoon distroyed all the eggs.
This loon was swimming very close to the boat. I was on my belly trying to get the lowest possible angle I could get. I used a bean bag to steady the lens.
The wing flap.