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Published: Monday 23rd of February 2009 07:52:09 PM
i missed a better focus
Thank You! I missed too:) - this is just a cropping to show the eyelid protection taken with a 500mm tele, just to illustrate the feature. BR Hannu
Thank you for commenting! That is good idea. However, the photo was posted just to illustrate the eyelid protection, but instead of using PS, which is not too familiar to me - I post better photos to complete the sight of the beautiful plumage of this special bird. BR Hannu
Good photo but it looks like his chest is a little over exposed. I would try darkening it a bit in photoshop.
Eyes closed Dippers stand on a rock or the river bank and bob itheir body up and down while at the same time blinking its white eye-lid or nictitating membrane which is used to protect the eye underwater. It is often seen first when flying straight and fast along a water course. They seem to have territories of about 1 km along a stream or river and, once they have hunted along the stream bed in one direction (mainly upstream?) they fly to the other end of the territory to start hunting again. C&C are wellcome.