American Dipper

Posted by Gary Gulash on Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:48 am

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D500, 600f4, 400 iso, f8, 1/640, full frame, adjusted in LR. Photographed this February, northern Alberta foothills. The bird is perhaps a bit centred but I elected not to crop. 

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by Ron Day on Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:52 pm
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This Dipper is posed beautifully in the stream, where it is commonly found. I love the open beak, the disturbed water (hinting of its "dipping" action), and the water droplets in midair. Well done, Gary!

by Mike in O on Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:02 pm
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good control of the whites & darks, superb image

by Gene Gwin on Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:25 pm
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Gary, The crop looks fine. Excellent details, especially in the snow. Maybe selectively lightening the bird could show more detail there?

by Karl Egressy on Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:46 pm
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Excellent pose captured and I like the mixture of snow, ice and water in the surrounding.

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:09 pm
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Wonderful expression -I like the rippling water and the snowy environment. A terrific photo in all ways!
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by Dan Kearl on Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:48 pm
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The tongue is huge bonus as is the snow.
Sweet pose, nice to see a Dipper posted.

by Mako_Elite on Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:43 am
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Nice capture of this beauty. I love to watch these birds when they dive under the water.


by david fletcher on Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:18 pm
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Nicely captured Gary. Very nice!
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:15 pm
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Great pose and the position of the bird works for me.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:15 pm
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Sweet little dipper and its not easy to get them to sit still for more than a nano second, Gary. Nicely caught with the open beak and tongue showing.

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