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Dipper with food.

Dipper with food.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Sigma 300-800mm zoom, super telephoto
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-20 11:47
Viewed: 3069
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I asked one of the Salmon anglers on the River Kent if he had seen any Dippers and he pointed out a nest site near where he was fishing so I settled down in the grass to watch. The dipper made regular forays to and from the nest and seemed to always land on this rock before flying up to the nest. I set up my camera and sure enough it was back with the beak full of Caddis grubs and flies so I managed a few photo's.
Camera settings:- ISO 400, AV, Spot metering, 648mm focal length, Remote shutter cord.

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To pirate: Dipper with food.Heyshamite 3 05-21 17:54
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Hi Peter
nice shot due to the great light. Composition is good, maybe the bird a little to close to the center, but the waves on the water are great and should not be cropped away. Sharpness is good but propably a bit to much post treatment.

Hi Peter,

your patience certainly paid off.
Great shot, good action, but well focused.


  • Great 
  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-05-20 12:13]

good shot! beautifuls colors and good details. Greetings.

nice, though too sharpened. TFS Ori

  • Great 
  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-05-20 12:53]

Hi Peter, this is a super sharp shot of this lovely Dipper. Very nice POV on the rock and with wings slightly open. I like the tonal range in the water and the rock. The Dipper looks frozen in aciton!

Peter, primero gracias por tus comentarios. Tu fotografía excelente, sobre todo debido a la dificultad para captar ese ave. Estve en Andorra detrás de ella y no pude conseguir fotografiarla jajaja Has encuadrado bien el ave y el agua ha quedado magnífica. Saludos desde España.

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-20 20:14]

Hi Peter
Great capture .sharp image with nice colors.
TFS Michel

  • Good 
  • mjcarr (15)
  • [2007-05-21 13:26]

nice one peter

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