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Subject: [Leica] [LRflex] IMG: American Dipper
From: rsphotoimages at (rsphoto's email)
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 21:09:05 -0700
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Make that little grey bird pop!

Composition, light, focus, bokeh.

Taken with obsolete camera, lens and digital back.

Keep on rockin', Doug.  Never mind the marketing BS.

You make it happen.


On Oct 7, 2009, at 7:04 PM, Doug Herr 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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