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

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: American Dipper
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 23:05:14 -0400
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Doug -

Being on the same e-mail list with you is like having a wonderful 
course in ornithology for free.  I love your photos and the education 
that we are getting.



At 10:04 PM 10/7/2009, you wrote:
>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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