Monday, 9 May 2011

Dipper

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)

2 comments:

  1. It is not not bad it's good they are the very devil to catch........The hours I've spent and still can't compete with this.

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  2. I only posted this to make you jealous Adrian! :-)

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