Common Loon

Common Loon flapping its wings at an undisclosed location in Maryland on April 18, 2019. When I go out to photograph loons, some of the things I am very interested in is catching a fish and wing flaps. Since this was my first time seeing a loon in full breeding plumage at a reasonable distance, I spent as much time as I could photographing it from every angle. I was limited with my camera buffer speed due to leaving my XQD card at home since it was full from several days ago (~140 shots on XQD vs. ~30 on SD). I tried to anticipate when a flap or interesting movement would happen. I liken this one to looking like a breaching whale.

It did catch one fish yesterday, a suckerfish another photographer noted. When the sun came out, it made for some great reflection shots.

Lens - Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ 550mm on Nikon D500