Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/08

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: American Dipper
From: r.s.taylor at (Richard Taylor)
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 10:00:09 -0400
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Doug - Amen to Tina's comment.  Wonderful photo.  It brought a smile  
to my face.  I had no idea such a wonderful example of waterfowl  
existed.  It doesn't look the slightest bit nautical.



On Oct 07, 2009, at 11:05 PM, Tina Manley wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks!
> Tina
> 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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