Hating Digiscoping Less!

30 09 2009

E. Phoebe - Luke Tiller

E. Phoebe - Luke Tiller

So here is the important lesson I have learned recently about digiscoping. Much like using the DSLR which AJ Hand loaned me earlier in the year you need to concentrate on birds that are within close proximity (unless you are snapping a record shot of some extreme rare loafing on a beach half a mile away, then just click away and hope for the best). This Eastern Phoebe was hanging around today at the hawkwatch using the much underused Hummingbird feeder I have set up more in hope than expectation of some stray western vagrant. From only 30 yards or so you can actually get something hand-held that doesn’t look too bad (even if I say so myself). A little photoshop manipulation can really help too as long as it’s at least remotely sharp. Picture number 3 is probably the sharpest but not the most expressive unfortunately.





Quaker Red-tail and Golden Eagle pics link

14 09 2009
Red-tailed Hawk - Luke Tiller

Red-tailed Hawk - Luke Tiller

After moaning about digiscoping over the weekend I was actually quite pleased with this snap of the Red-tailed Hawk that loiters around the site generally killing and maiming most of the other Quaker Ridge residents, bunnies, milk snakes, he even gace Stefan a couple of funny looks today. Also just wanted an excuse to stick up a link to Benjamin Van Doren’ s pictures of possibly CT’s earliest recorded Golden Eagle from Sunday (link here).