Loon on Nest

A loon on a nest in the Serpentine, between East Pond and North Pond in the Belgrade Lakes region. I used a long lens with a teleconverter and a camera body capable of giving lenses extra reach (for en effective focal length of over 1000mm) to avoid getting too close to the nest. No photograph is worth making wildlife feel threatened by my presence.

In Flight

A great blue heron in Great Meadow Stream, between North and Great Ponds in the Belgrade Lakes region. Photographing from a kayak offers some great opportunities to view wildlife that I’d not see otherwise, yet poses some special challenges when there’s a current or choppy water. Vibration reduction and fast shutter speeds make capturing images like these possible.