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Kim Pilegaard

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Black-throated Diver
« on: August 12, 2021, 20:42:19 »
Nikon Z7 II, VR 500 f/4G, TC-20E III
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Re: Black-throated Diver
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2021, 22:30:03 »
Kim:

A beauty!  On my bucket list for sure.  I hope to capture all 5 species of loons before my bucket gets dumped!

Good shooting angle.  Were you on shore or in a boat?

Looking forward to more if available.

Randy

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Re: Black-throated Diver
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2021, 23:16:25 »
Kim:

A beauty!  On my bucket list for sure.  I hope to capture all 5 species of loons before my bucket gets dumped!

Good shooting angle.  Were you on shore or in a boat?

Looking forward to more if available.

Randy

Thanks Randy,

I was on a low bridge with the camera on a KES Low Pod Mount with Flexshooter Pro:

https://www.kirkphoto.com/supports-and-mounts/low-pod.html/?id=43

https://www.ballhead.eu/flexline-full-304

A very useful setup with touch focus on the Z7 II LCD.
Kim

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Re: Black-throated Diver
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2021, 23:59:02 »
Very nice picture, beautiful bird.

Kim Pilegaard

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Re: Black-throated Diver
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2021, 13:57:48 »
The Black-throated Diver is quite gregarious - even during breeding time. In "our" lake there is only one pair breeding, but quite often large flocks of adults are seen. Today we had a flock of 18 birds!
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Re: Black-throated Diver
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2021, 18:33:00 »
Kim:  Thanks for the group picture and the story behind it.  Common loons do gather a bit, but its usually pretty contentious, a power play, rather than friendly.

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Re: Black-throated Diver
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2021, 19:35:31 »
Great photo, I may just have to nickname you "the water skimmer"  :D  thank you for sharing the photo and a little information!