Werner Bollmann – Dipper’s Paradise

Werner Bollmann – Dipper’s Paradise

Every winter several dozens of dippers gather at the outlet of Lake Kitka (Finland). The fast flowing river is never completely covered with ice, but the main reason for the high density of these amazing birds is another one: The water of Lake Kitka is very rich of plankton which provides the basis for the larvae of caddisflies. And they are the basic food reserve of the dippers. I spent several days at this great place, always experimenting with different shutter speeds. To combine smooth flowing water with a bird that nearly never stands still was a real challenge. 99% of the images were not sharp, but at least there was this last percent.

Location: Finland

Posted on 19.03.2012
Photo info - 11.02.2011: Nikon D3s, 4.0/500mm, f11, 1/15, ISO 200
Tags: cinclus cinclus dipper finland ice water werner bollmann winter wildlife photography
Werner Bollmann – Dipper’s Paradise

Werner Bollmann – Dipper’s Paradise

Every winter several dozens of dippers gather at the outlet of Lake Kitka (Finland). The fast flowing river is never completely covered with ice, but the main reason for the high density of these amazing birds is another one: The water of Lake Kitka is very rich of plankton which provides the basis for the larvae of caddisflies. And they are the basic food reserve of the dippers. I spent several days at this great place, always experimenting with different shutter speeds. To combine smooth flowing water with a bird that nearly never stands still was a real challenge. 99% of the images were not sharp, but at least there was this last percent.

Location: Finland

Posted on 19.03.2012
Photo info - 11.02.2011: Nikon D3s, 4.0/500mm, f11, 1/15, ISO 200
Tags: cinclus cinclus dipper finland ice water werner bollmann winter wildlife photography