The loon photo is cropped quite a bit because I only had a 50-230 mm zoom on the Fuji. I was in a kayak and had circled around two of them to get the light on them. By that time I could only find one. I stayed back to keep from disturbing them only to be surprised that the second one had come up even closer behind me. It is too hard to turn in the cockpit of the kayak so I missed that picture.
I like that last picture of the loon!
Ethan McNerney Photography
The violets are on a sandbar in the brook near my house. Many times of the year this would be under water.
Your lilacs look about the same as ours. What are the flowers in the 4th photo?