Alan Dalton post's birding diaries and original artwork from Sweden. Established in 2006, this now long running blog is now a complete overview of my birding experiences. As an artist I greatly enjoy sketching birds in the field and you will find a wide selection of that work here, from fieldwork to finished paintings. I am very passionate about my artwork and try to depict birds in their natural habitat, as I see them in the wild. My artwork is for sale and can be viewed at http://www.alandalton.net/
As regards to my photography, since 2008 I have used a Nikon D90 DSLR camera coupled with a Sigma 150-500mm OS lens for since March 2012 for bird photography, all previous images being digiscoped. Regarding sound recording, I have been usung a Telinga Stereo Dat Mic and parabol to record birds in the field, coupled to a Marrantz 661 digital recorder, a superb piece of kit. Interest in butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies has recently seen the accquisition of a Sigma 150mm macro lens. I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to leave comments or contact me at alandltn@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dippers; Nyfors; 11th March 2009

One of the days best shots....

At rest midstream....

A very confiding bird....


Another close up...

Returning to the same areas repeatedly...



Having been at Nyfors a couple of weeks ago I knew that the 4 Dippers present were approachable and had promised myself to return with the camere to get some better shots of these birds. Popped out in the afternoon and the birds were still in the area, feeding actively in the rapids at the falls. Despite overcast, dark conditions some nice photos were captured, with one bird in particular being a real superstar and allowing me to approach to within a couple of metres. I found myself zooming out on several occasions just to get the bird into the frame!
More photos and a videograb of one of these birds are posted on my Flickr site at the link below. Have just set this up and hope to build up a portfolio of bird photos on the site over the coming months....

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