Every year we have one or two
adult loons come feed at the pond.
On this morning, a flock of in-betweens also came to visit.
Their little hairs on the back of their heads
resemble any toddler's wisps.
The adult loons are graceful divers
and cover a lot of territory underwater.
Once they dive, we can only guess where they will come up.
For a short time I was able to quietly
take some pictures from the deck
before the youngsters were disturbed from the ground below.
There wasn't any time to change my camera settings
so I just kept shooting as they ran on the water
to build up speed and become airborne
to escape back to the river-side.....