Daily Photos: Rodney Daly, looking for Loons

Rodney Daly sent us these images from a recent photo excursion, where he went looking for Loons but came back with another find as well.

A frog in Grafton pond, by Rodney Daly

Nikon D3000, 1/20 sec, f/5.6, 190mm focal length

Rodney tells us:

This is one of my personal favorites from a recent kayak excursion. I was on Grafton Pond in NH, my favorite pond in the world, and I brought my Nikon 55-200mm lens in anticipation of photographing loons. I got some nice loon photos, but what I didn’t anticipate was this photo. As I crept to a secluded spot amongst some reeds, I kept hearing frogs croak. But they silenced anytime I got close. Finally I spotted this guy being very still! I didn’t want to get too close and scare him, so I was glad I had my 200mm zoom. I took several shots and this one popped out to me with the contrasting yellow and green. I wish I would have blurred it a little more in the background, but I still like this.   Cheers,  Rodney

Thanks Rodney, that was a terrific find.  I find my eye drawn right in to that yellow patch.  And to prove there were loons in the pond, he sent us this close up:

Loon on Grafton Pond, by Rodney Daly

Nikon D3000, 1/125 sec, f/5.6, 200mm focal length

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3 Responses to Daily Photos: Rodney Daly, looking for Loons

  1. 2guysphoto says:

    Nice shots, Rodney. I give you credit taking your Nikon gear on a kayak. I went kayaking with my son recently and we capsized twice. I was happy I only had my Panasonic TS1 submergeable and indestructible camera with me at the time…


  2. Rodney says:

    Thanks Rey…. I am always leary of taking my camera, but I am a single kayaker on a very still pond with NO motor boats, so it would be extraordinary if I would be to capsize. The loons are always worth it! And the occasion of something different like the frog I saw.

    • 2guysphoto says:

      Sounds absolutely idyllic: kayaking on a still pond with a camera. Puts me right in the mood to pull off this necktie and to head out to nature…


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