Monday, March 30, 2009

Digiscoping in low Light











Mike McDowell explained this in one of his previous postings but I will kind of re graze it.
It is important to achieve a 1/120 th of a second to freeze motion of the Bird in low light conditions.
with the P5100 and P6000 I underide my exposer to 0/3- to 0/7- this will force a higher shutter speed at 100ISO with out having to raise my ISO TO 200 that will increase the noise level hence more graininess.
The Nikon P6000 is not as bad with 200ISO as with the P5100.
One other thing to consider is a Shutter release cable especially if you shutter speed is below 1/100th of a second, this American Robin is about 1/100th and the Waxwing was 1/50th of a second.
Remember low light Digiscoping takes a steady hand and one of the upper end Scopes will enhance your Quality captures


Here is Mike McDowells take on the subject.

http://www.birddigiscoper.com/2005/04/digiscoping-in-low-light.html

Friday, March 27, 2009

Digiscoping during Overcast conditions

Yesterday I was stuck between a Rock and a hard place shall I stay home on my day off and get some of my domestic duties acomplished or go out and do a little Digiscoping of course I chose the later,even though I had no Sun light to work with I adjusted to the conditions with a little help from Mike Mcdowell of Mikes Digiscoping Blog from an older post of his .Tech Difficult Mikes Blog is down I will follow up with the link soon sorry about that.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Troy Meadows

Troy Meadows is located in Eastern Morris county New Jersey is a jewel of a Birding location , thanks to David Raymond http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidraymond/ a fellow Birder/Photographer for turning me on to this Hot-spot in which I found this Photogenic American Tree Sparrow before winter is done and no more chances with these guys.
More info on Troy Meadows can be found in Boyles New Jersey Bird Guide.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring is a coming

With the songs of Cardinals in the air for about 2 weeks now along with Titmice and others, the main Spring migration is right around the corner .
Now is a transition time I was out in the morning and a lot of Waterfowl moved out and only a smidgen of the more common Sparrows and this stellar Greater Yellowlegs was avalable for my Kowa Prominar this day .

What can I say with temps hovering around 70 I can't complain.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kowa 883+884 prominar scope case 2 versions?



Did anybody no that the TSN-880 series has two different designed scope cases ?
Well I just found out recently , and the Americana version is more designed for transporting purposes this case has a lot of cushioning do your TSN-880 scope can withstand dings and bumps of normal use.
The Euro-Asian version which is a special order through Kowa directly via with Jim Danzenbaker with myself is a streamlined version that is better for in field with digiscoping and normal viewing with less bulk and and limited wind traps that can cause camera shake at low shutter speeds.