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Digis-scoping VS Camera Lens Side by Side

Posted Friday 10th April 2020 at 19:02 by lmans66
Updated Saturday 11th April 2020 at 16:26 by lmans66
April 10th 2020

Now...an experiment today on some pretty static objects since the day was very blustery and there were no birds to be had. So a quick tour of the neighborhood across the street was in order. The test involved the following gear: a 80mm Swarovski Scope with a NikonP310 Point and Shoot Camera with 'no eyepiece adapter' vs Canon 7D plus 400mm L lens.

The idea was to compare the camera + lens to a scope + point and shoot. The results are in the images...
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Digiscoping and value of Part 1

Posted Thursday 9th April 2020 at 13:27 by lmans66
Updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 13:31 by lmans66
If you go to my digiscoping site at:
http://www.atlanticaudubonsociety.com/digiscoping.html

You will find a few shots of a few birds. A chick-a-dee and a bluebird. The following applies to the Bluebird:

The bluebird isn't a spectacular picture by any means....just a bluebird. But this bird was perched 60 yards away. That alone shows me the value of a scope. I was shooting at the equivalent of 1250mm in a camera lens. My Canon Camera and 400mm lens can't come...
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Snowy Owls--Digiscoping

Posted Saturday 3rd March 2012 at 14:49 by lmans66
Updated Saturday 3rd March 2012 at 17:05 by lmans66
I heard there were snowy owls spending the Winter in a wheat field about 70 miles from where I live so decided to take a look. I debated, scope or camera or both. Well, the first time I just took the camera and regretted not bringing the scope. There were five immature snowy owls lined up in a row like ducks..... but separated by a 100 meters or so.

Next day...yepper...you guessed it. I took my scope and did some digiscoping. This time around the owls were not in the spot they were...
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Digiscoping a Grebe

Posted Friday 11th November 2011 at 05:14 by lmans66
Updated Friday 11th November 2011 at 05:18 by lmans66
Well today a goal was to digiscope a Western Grebe and to do so in the right sunlight...

I feel I was successful..see image...

One thing I learned was how to get a fairly clear shot of a Grebe. We all know that the angle of sunlight hitting upon the Grebe is important and especially so with this bird since it has that 'red eye''...I wanted that to show and show clear.

So the first thing I figured out was that the Grebe had to be swimming in one direction...okay,...
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Another Digiscoping Day in November

Posted Tuesday 8th November 2011 at 22:47 by lmans66
Another sunny day...can't help but go digiscoping.... In my part of the country I always label this as a nuclear dead zone in terms of birds and migration etc... A terrible part of Washington State. But I do have one small water area to take shots of...a local river that has long ago been diverted by the Corps of Engineers into a spillway. At least it is overgrown in and around so various species of waterfoul are present although not overly diverse...the usual herons, mallards, today was a hooded...
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