Debbie Bates  

Sunsets with the Loons by Debbie Bates

July 2021 - Sunsets with the Loons

About the Image(s)

This image was taken in Minnesota this last month. It was the end of a great day shooting Loons and other wild birds. Such a peaceful image. Loved the color of the sky and of course I had to have a couple of loons in there to finish. This was taken with a Nikon D7000. Tamron 18-400 lens. ISO 400. 92mm. 1/3200. Ap 4.7.

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6 comments posted

Carol Krom   Carol Krom
Love the sunset colors and how the sunrays are beaming out through the clouds. Love the silhouetted birds. I may be wrong, but that horizontal looks just a little off horoziaontal. Beautfitully composed image; the "horizon" (lake shore) in the middle works for me in this image probably because the tree tops land on the upper third line.   Posted: 07/11/2021 10:40:15

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
I have heard the sound of the loons only once and it was so cool and I am sure that was a special treat while you were there.
The God beams are stunning and capturing the clouds and thee colors great job. I agree that the image appears to be tilted a bit - straighten that out and you got a real winner   Posted: 07/11/2021 12:55:16

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Gorgeous image....Loons have always had a special place in my heart because of the movie On Golden Pond. And when I look at this image it brings back that movie because it personifies it so well. Sad movie but beautiful image. The silhouettes are fantastic and the sky is magnificent. I would also suggest you correct the horizon line and then see if you can't get it printed! Nicely done for sure.   Posted: 07/11/2021 13:27:05

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Simply a stunning image Debbie, one you should be very proud of. All of my thoughts have already been said by the others above. With the utmost respect to Sherry, I'm going to differ. Sherry says "see if you can get it printed". I say "GET it printed, no buts or questions". Big, at least 24 inches across, then frame it and hang it on a wall in your home.   Posted: 07/12/2021 03:44:59

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Beautiful sunset scene and colors. The two silhouetted birds are very nice and made the photo totally different. The sky and sun rays are amazing. Great capture and well done.   Posted: 07/27/2021 02:59:36

Debbie Bates   Debbie Bates
Thanks everyone, I did print it and it is hanging in the office.   Posted: 07/28/2021 06:52:52