Northern Shoveler

In the wild the birds will always have the final say as to how close they will get to me. Best thing for me to do is to find a place and wait, bird are always in control. You have to keep going out  to improve your chances getting close. I had already gone several times to the lake to see the Common Loons, they staying far away from me. But one day all that changed, as I saw them go under water and come closer to me each time they came up. I kept taking pictures and hoping they would get even closer. Before I knew it they were too close for me to frame the whole bird, so I started to frame the head of the loons. It's a beautiful bird when calling in the distance, but that beauty only increases when you see the bird close up.

Until next moment,