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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-08-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-08-16 3:08
Viewed: 1655
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I was gone two days in a mountainous area where I met this endangered species....

The white-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus), also known as the European dipper or just dipper, is an aquatic passerine bird found in Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
The species is divided into several subspecies, based primarily on colour differences, particularly of the pectoral band. The white-throated dipper is Norway's national bird.

The white-throated dipper is closely associated with swiftly running rivers and streams or the lakes into which these fall. It often perches bobbing spasmodically with its short tail uplifted on the rocks round which the water swirls and tumbles.

It acquired its name from these sudden dips, not from its diving habit, though it dives as well as walks into the water.

It flies rapidly and straight, its short wings whirring swiftly and without pauses or glides, calling a shrill zil, zil, zil. It will then either drop on the water and dive or plunge in with a small splash.

From a perch it will walk into the water and deliberately submerge, but there is no truth in the assertion that it can defy the laws of specific gravity and walk along the bottom. Undoubtedly when entering the water it grips with its strong feet, but the method of progression beneath the surface is by swimming, using the wings effectively for flying under water. It holds itself down by muscular exertion, with its head well down and its body oblique, its course beneath the surface often revealed by a line of rising bubbles.

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C'est une très belle photo, bonne gestion de la profondeur

It is a beautiful white-chested bird with contrasting plumage, Marius.
Superb frontal capture in ambient light with catch-light in the bird's eye.
Thanks for sharing this picture of a bird threatened with extinction.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-08-16 6:28]

Hello Marius,
Beautiful image, the clarity and sharpness is superb. Color patterns are simply gorgeous. Great eye contact with some nice catchlight. From your notes it seems this bird has a hard time figuring out if it wants to be a bird or a fish:)
Well done!!

hallo Marius
very nice pose of this bird in the water
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Marius,
Beautiful species this 'White-Throated Dipper'. Very good BG and POV. Well composition giving sufficient space in front of the bird.
Eye catching color.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-08-16 11:07]

Hello Marius,
Very nice photo of this dipper standing in beautiful colored water. Fine sharpness and taken from an excellent POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-08-16 12:37]

Hi Marius,beautiful capture of this species ntot often seen on TN,a magnificent point of view,i like the dark blue in background and the usual excellent quality too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius

Beautiful shot of this species of bird, with very fine low POV at its level
obtaining its eye-contact, beautiful catch-light, excellent focus, TFS


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