For all who admired (for suitable definitions) yesterday's picture, I should add that the young man appeared quite competent at his daredevil exploit; it was clearly not his first time. The cliff there is not more than 20 feet high (with very deep water below), and I don't imagine that jumping therefrom is any more dangerous than going off the high diving board at your local pool. We even let Miss B do it — although, like most people who try it, she did a plain jump, and we wouldn't have countenanced anything else. The really crazy people are the ones who jump maybe 40 feet into smaller pools; believe it or not, I caught one of these completely by accident while just trying to get a nice picture of the falls. The guy in midair (the blurry one to the right of the group) is probably about halfway down.
In between pix of crazy people I got a nice butterfly shot. Can anyone name this species?
I finally managed to get some halfway decent loon pictures, after at least ten years of trying. I will confess that I bought a superzoom camera not for the sole purpose of becoming a loon paparazza, but definitely with it in mind. For every picture here there was at least one loon dive just as I was focusing.
I also got a better merganser picture. The mergansers are shyer than the mallards (who, as you know if you've been here for a while, given proper incentive will walk right up and say howdy), but considerably less swimoffish than the loons.
And, of course, thank heaven for little gulls.