• Heather Cardle

#FrameItFriday (week 33 season 2)


#FrameItFriday (week 33, season 2)

Firstly.....meet the "Lord of the Lake". That's what I'm calling him, he could be a she but what the heck. If Michael Flatley (Lord of the Dance guy) were a loon, he'd be this one. According to me.

So, it's a big lake we're on here. Each year it becomes larger it seems and the paddling is quite the workout (upper body only unfortunately). It's been quite choppy, not ideal for chasing the elusive loons. Don't even bother with them when they're fishing, I think I mentioned it last week. Now when they're grooming, different story. The one's I've come across over the years seem to go into a trance when they're working on their personal hygiene. They could care less (up to a certain personal space area) and you can shoot to your heart's content or until they're finished. Mind you they most often do it right out in the middle of the lake. We had to let a squeaky rowboat towing a kayak glide between us before we took some shots.

I gotta tell you, I was thrilled to get this opportunity to shoot this guy preening, flapping and rolling around on his back cleaning his belly. I'm not up here when they're babies are tiny enough to ride on their backs and this year's Baptiste Lake Loons (where we are) are childless yet again. So we're shooting a lot of bachelorettes and bachelors.

Yesterday was the best day for Loon shots by far. I'm pretty thrilled with this shot. Hope you like it. Of course there's more, but I blew through all of my data on my phone so I'm scamming off my husband's wifi hotspot sparingly.

So, I have to go.....my paddling partner is standing before me in his stinky water shoes, life jacket zipped up and paddle in hand...time to hit the water and see if we can find some more nature shtuff to shoot. Also the "honey truck" showed up next door and well....it stinks time to leave until the air clears.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Peace, Love and Kumbaya Heather

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