Great portrait - last time I saw one anything like close enough for a shot it dived and I never saw it again.
Hi Stuart, I've only ever seen 2 individuals up close and 1 was pretty badly injured.............
A great shot. I can never get such subjects up close and above water.
Hi Russell it was just luck trust me.........
Great! Still need this on my list. Thought I might find some around Notsuke Hanto but sadly didn't.
Hi Ayuwat, actually I haven't see so many divers in east Hokkaido either.........
beautiful bird! great shot! really like your header photo, too!
gorgeous water bird
A great photo. Well done!
An interesting bird and great to get such a close photo.
That was a superb picture, let 's hope you will see it this year.
Me too Chris but this winter has been a little slow birdwise..............
Beautiful shot of such a pretty bird.
Beautiful bird and a great shot!
Thanks for all the comments............
Great picture - nice to see them close in. I was used to seeing them at distance, though a scope!I like the water on the back of this bird.Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.Stewart M - Melbourne
Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
They have to be poorly to get a shot like that after they usually turn up on the ornamental lakes at St Annnes or Fleetwood. Otherwise its distant views out on the sea.
Great you got it up close beautiful photo.
This is really beautiful, the bird seems to be posing~