Wow I like this pic! It shows the greenish gloss on the bird's throat very well pointing out that it's the Eastern subspecies. Hope to see a loon in breeding plumage soon. I roughly have just a year left in Japan.
This is the only one in summer plumage I've managed so far.............Only another year? Hope you can make it up to Hokkaido again here before you leave.......
Well see, you maybe do not have red-throated or great northern in breeding plumage, but you have this one, I don't ;-) I find the pictures beautiful and i'm not that sure it is out of focus!
It looks so 2006. ;)Yep, you could done a better job using your dSLR set up.