A photo blog illustrating the beautiful countryside within a walk or short drive of the town of Leek, Staffordshire. The area covered includes the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire Moorlands, Cannock Chase and South-east Cheshire.
Monday, 9 May 2011
Dipper in Dovedale
I walked through Dovedale in the hope of finding some more Dragonflies or Damselflies. It was, unfortunately, too cool but I did see a Dipper flying repeatedly out and in to its nesting place in a river side cave. I settled down to wait in the hope that it would perch up within camera range. After about a quarter of an hour it returned from a food search with some prey and stopped briefly on a moss covered rock in the fast flowing River Dove. I fired off about 12 shots and was lucky that one (this one) was reasonable sharp. I had forgotten to reset the camera to give me a decent shutter speed. Not bad for hand-held at 1/40s! (Canon EOS 60D, EF-S 55-250 IS @ 232mm, 1/40s @ f/8.0)