Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/07

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: American Dipper
From: wildlightphoto at (Doug Herr)
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 22:04:58 -0400 (EDT)

I spent the last few days camping in Yosemite National Park with family, and 
had a few minutes for wildlife photos near camp.  This American Dipper 
(Cinclus mexicanus) was feeding in the Merced River in Yosemite Valley:

Dippers feed on aquatic invertebrates by diving into the water and turning 
over sunken leaves and other debris to find their prey.  Walking or 'flying' 
 underwater, they're quite safe even in very turbulent streams, and 
typically build their nest behind a waterfall.  Dippers are so linked to the 
streams they reside in that when flying (in the air) upstream or downstream 
the bird will follow the contours of the watercourse rather than take 
shortcuts over land.

technical stuff: R8/DMR, 560mm f/6.8 Telyt, shoulder stock & monopod.
ISO 400, 1/60 sec @ f/6.8 

All comments welcome.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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