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Good day all,
I got a new toy!!! A Canon 550D body, and so i took it to a local river for a field test aiming to get some shots of a coots nest when suddenly my favorite river bird the dipper appeared! I was still getting to grips with my new camera but couldn't pass up a chance to photograph them, then not long before they disappeared one of them fed the other their catch. I have never seen this before so was well chuffed to have got a shot.

Its not the sharpest of images as a slow shutter speed was needed to get good exposure but I'm pleased regardless and think this is worth sharing!! Hoping to put my new camera through its paces properly on my birthday this weekend when i visit a local zoo (tests inside the house and garden are all well and good but i need a lot of different situations to really get a "feel" for the new camera).

Anyway thanks for the comments on my last upload i really hope you like this one and have a good day! Also i may enable voting again for a period at least to get a better idea on what shots people like.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:120-400mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 May 2012 - 6:00 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
ISO:800
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Title:Dippers
Username:Adderwatcher Adderwatcher
Uploaded:14 May 2012 - 7:27 PM
Tags:Behaviour, Dipper, Dippers, Feeding, River, Wild, Wildlife / nature
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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
14 May 2012 - 7:40 PM

How very lucky and wonderful to see this Scott. I think you have a very good capture here. Moira

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thetailor
thetailor  7 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 - 7:41 PM

What a fantastic!!! i am envious, this is my fave bird.
Regards David

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marctowler
14 May 2012 - 7:52 PM

Good shot, especially considering the circumstances!

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 8:34 PM

It's a fantastic shot and a good start with the new camera Scott you were in the right place at the right time.
Gary

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wonkers
wonkers  5 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 - 9:20 PM

A super image. You've a right to feel well chuffed. This is a bird i haven't encountered yet. I live in hope of seeing one this year.

Jill

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 5:16 AM

Caught well Scott ...Bill

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 9:51 AM

Nice capture.

Gerry

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 - 9:37 PM

Great shot Scott and well timed.. Peter

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rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 9525 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
16 May 2012 - 10:54 PM

A good image Scott.....sometimes it's more important to get the shot than to worry whether it's technically perfect, and you've captured the moment with this one.

Roger.

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1881
1881  2 India
22 May 2012 - 6:53 PM

GREAT work.
SANJEEV

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