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

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: American Dipper
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 21:11:32 -0500
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Hi Doug,

After enjoying the great photo, I went back to your "technical stuff" 
because I was curious about your shutter speed.  At 1/60 sec, the water 
looks great.  The stock and monopod sure must help keep everything steady.

Thanks for sharing.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug Herr" <wildlightphoto at>
To: <lug at>; "LEG" <leica at>; "LeicaReflex" 
<leicareflex at>
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 9:04 PM
Subject: [Leica] IMG: American Dipper

>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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