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Sunday, 22 November 2009

Winter digiscoping...

Today was a hard day.
I wanted to test out a digiscoping adapter with various cameras so I went out this morning hoping to find some birds to try the adapter out on. The trouble was, the birds were quiet and the light was so dim.
I have no idea how people like Chris Photo Nature survive the winter in Iceland, because I am really struggling here - too late in the year for any sunlight, and too early for the pretty white snows...

Here are a couple of shots that I did manage to get at low shutter speeds.

I liked this first shot of the Tufted Duck (Reiherente), the colours came out very nicely.

Swarovski Optik ATM80HD scope, 25-50x W eyepiece, Canon EOS 5D mark II digiscoping.

I suppose the birding highlight of the day was two Bohemian Waxwings that did a circle and flyby over us - this is very early for them. What is happening with the crazy birds in the alps this year?

Happy digiscoping,
Dale Forbes


Chris said...

Hi Dale,
I guess we are all fighting with the light and setting of the camera to try to get nice shots ;-)

Gaelyn said...

The duck's colors mimic the light on the water, or is it the other way around.

Tabib said...

At least you got some nice wings flipping Tufted Duck with those full framed Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Love that!

Kevin said...

Great low light shots Dale

The Canon EOS50D shines with your set up!