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Digiscoping on a Sunny Day

Posted Thursday 3rd November 2011 at 15:33 by lmans66
Well it is sunny in the Northwestern region of United States which at this time of the year doesn't happen much. So I took advantage of the sun and went out and digiscoped.

Rule number one...make sure you have a full battery. When I reached my destination, the battery light immediately went on but I managed to snap a 150 shots or so before running dry and not having a backup. So the rule is in there someplace to learn!

Kingfishers is what I was after...as I am constantly...
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Digiscoping under Cloudy Skies

Posted Monday 31st October 2011 at 03:22 by lmans66
I am back from the coast....cloudy days. But I want to try some digiscoping techniques.

First....I want to compare by SX20 Canon Super Zoom with my Swaro... easy since there are plenty of house sparrows in my yard.

Took shots using the Sx20 at full zoom which is 20 power I believe. Tooks shots with the Swaro at 20 power but with my Canon S90 on 3-4 optical zoom.

The results were easily for the spotting scope. One issue with the camera is that no matter...
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Digiscoping in current

Posted Tuesday 25th October 2011 at 04:03 by lmans66
I spent the early portion of today in Newport Oregon, digiscoping harbor birds.....A few common loons, scoters etc..

Sunny day....I had my settings at 80 ISO and my exposure -1 .... The one image that came out perfect was of a pelagic cormorant sitting on the bridge. Nice shot..

Now....the other shots were poor and here is the reason why. One word..."current'.... I would focus the scope on the bird, swing my DCB down with the camera attached....with a one second...
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Oregon Coast Digiscoping

Posted Monday 24th October 2011 at 03:27 by lmans66
Digiscoping with my Swaro on the Oregon Coast in October...lots of sea birds obviously.

Anything far away...well...no use digiscoping but I managed to do some excellent digiscoping of Harlequin Ducks in Newport Harbor as well as of gulls chomping on star fishes. Both of those were hampered a bit by the constant rain.

I had to cover the scope with a waterproof jacket, not so much for the scope but for the camera as well as the eyepiece....I felt like one of those old...
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Swaro

Posted Thursday 13th October 2011 at 23:16 by lmans66
Well...I know I said in my last posting that my repurchase of a scope was coming down to the Vortex Razor....and I believe that to be an excellent scope after looking at the 09 reviews of higher end scopes. That clearly shows it is.

But, I had a call from a store in Montana that had a demo Swaro 80 HS ATM plus a eyepiece for a real good price and couldn't pass it up. ... I like the Swaro Helical focus wheel...jto me that helps as I have a little bit of arthritis in my right thumb...
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