Sonja Loner, 1945 - 2017

Posted by B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 20 April 2017 in Miscellaneous.

Photo by Sonja Loner
I am so sad to learn that my Aminus3 friend, Sonja Loner, has passed away. I first "met" Sonja when she started posting on this blog in 2009, the same year I did. It didn't take long to discover what a gifted nature photographer she was, especially with birds. We were in contact by email, and in January she told me the cancer had returned. I don't think she would mind if I said that one of her greatest worries was having to leave her dear husband and seriously handicapped son. She ended the message thanking me for our friendship.

This may not be the best translation, but it's what Google Translate came up with on her page from her family:
It is so painful not to hold your hands any more, not to be able to fulfill your wishes, to hear your voice, and yet we are near, and yet it is no longer she.
To the dear memory of Mrs. Sonja Loner born Macek.

Sonja, I miss your beautiful photographs and our comments to each other. Soar with the eagles, friend. Mute swans in evening light was the last photo she posted and it is so typical of her stunningly beautiful work. Her portfolio is filled with wonderful images like this.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The picture is beautiful and emblematic. Good people are living with us as long as we remember them. Lust always remembers the best moments. That is why it is given to us.

20 Apr 2017 6:14am

Marie Le Corre from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful duet in flight

20 Apr 2017 6:20am

@Marie Le Corre: Not my photo, but Sonja Loner's last post on Am3.

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I'm very sorry for your loss, you have my condolences. Beautiful tribute.

20 Apr 2017 6:47am

jean pierre a from France

joli vol!! amitiés

20 Apr 2017 7:00am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Great tribute!
Lovely shot !!!

20 Apr 2017 8:49am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un magnifique hommage ! Merci à toi de nous avoir prévenu !! une grande photographe vient de nous quitter !

20 Apr 2017 8:51am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Sad new and wonderful tribute !

20 Apr 2017 9:44am

Anne from France


20 Apr 2017 10:10am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautifully done Thomas this tribune for Sonja, thanks.

20 Apr 2017 10:57am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

I mean tribute

20 Apr 2017 11:26am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

Your words about your friend are very moving, and I am sure you will miss her. The image you post today is wonderful.

20 Apr 2017 12:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A very touching and tender tribute.

20 Apr 2017 2:15pm

mauro brando from Barcelona, Spain

Wownice capture!!! great shot!!!

20 Apr 2017 3:06pm

@mauro brando: Not my shot. Sonja Loner.

Don from Spokane, United States

This beautiful picture of flying birds is a great testament to your friend. An excellent shot.

20 Apr 2017 3:22pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel vol quel captage et image en harmonie sueprbe.

20 Apr 2017 3:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful tribute.

20 Apr 2017 5:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful tribute to Sonja!!

20 Apr 2017 10:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

When you sent me that link in your comment to me a few days ago, I opened it up and remembered Sonja....I had not seen her work in quite a know how AM3 is, we go in and out with friends and we re-discover old friends and Discover New friends.....But I remember her....I am sorry that this touched you,I can understand why, guys had a connection.....Hopefully her son can have help and her family can have help - I wish her peace and I wish you the knowledge that her love is all around you as

21 Apr 2017 4:03am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

Tu as eu le bon oeil pour cette recherche

21 Apr 2017 8:09am

Sam from Chennai, India

Very touching tribute. Beautiful picture of flying birds ...

21 Apr 2017 9:56am

Devi from Chennai, India

A very poignant tribute to Sonja...
God bless her family..

21 Apr 2017 3:21pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Lovely and sweet hommage.

21 Apr 2017 5:12pm

MAU from Els Poblets, Spain

A great tribute to Sonja.

22 Apr 2017 6:26pm