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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Flying Mallards digiscoped

Here are some Mallard photos I took while out at Bodensee, just a few minutes before the Goldeneye digiscoping photos.

It is so easy to take our common birds for granted, but Mallards really are beautiful.

Here is a larger version of one of the Goldeneye photos:

All photos digiscoped with the Swarovski Optik STM80HD spotting scope, TLS800 telescope photography adapter and Canon EOS 5D mark II.

Happy digiscoping,
Dale Forbes


Chris said...

Hi Dale,
I'm amazed by the quality of the shots! I heard that this is not so easy with digiscoping but you are a master.... I love the flying mallard but the goldeneye is gorgeous. That's my favorite for sure!

Tabib said...

The last one "Walking on water" is the best.

FAB said...

Good work Dale. I definitely need to get out and practice with the tele-adaptor. Some better weather would help! Cheers, FAB.

Anonymous said...

I love watching the golden eyes taking off.

I was amused at the idea of the high pitched noise in imitation of the rock sandpiper. I think its great to take in nature in in as many ways as possible, which includes imitating their calls and behaviours.

Larry said...

Incredible shots Dale. You are right, we do take our common birds for granted and Mallards are gorgeous, as are most ducks in my humble opinion. Great job with the digiscoping (I still haven't had time to work on my skills yet).

MaineBirder said...

Not an easy way to photograph birds in flight. Clear and crisp, great job!!

Bob Kaufman said...

Wow! It takes great skill to photograph flying birds via digiscoping. Awesome job!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, my favorite is the last of the Goldeneye.

NatureFootstep Sweden said...

Mallards are beautiful even if they are common. This is really great shots. I have only begun to explore that area. But so far I ahve seen that you can get good once and, more often, lousy images. To capture flying birds is difficult.