Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Neil Fifer

Last Tuesday I had the utmost pleasure to Photograph with Neil Fifer at Jamaica Bay ,
First of all Neil is a true pioneer for Digiscoping and a great conventional Photographer also with a vast array of Camera"s and Lenses, another great note on Mr Fifer he has that Knack for problem solving almost any adaptor to Camera with Scope combination known to mankind,not to mention Neil helping the Digiscoping community tremendously along with Mike McDowell, Roy Halpin and others, I salute you Neil Fifer for a great outing on a Hot July Morning!

More On Neil Fifer here is his Flickr site

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jamaica Bay

Yes it is that time of the year again time to pay all of those tolls, and get aggravated with the traffic on the way to the East Coast"s premier Shorebird migration spot Jamaica Bay, this Glossy Ibis is one of the species that is a Summer resident.
Dowitchers were in high Number but me and Neil could not get close enough for decent captures,also I ran into Dave Blinder and Mike Britt two local Jersey guys, the first I heard was either Dave or Mike saying O Kevin your Digiscoped pictures are SO great really laying it on thick you know, why I was conversing with Neil by my car it was embarrassing, I know they were toying with me which kind of cracked me up thinking about it on the way home I will get back at you guys LOL.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Digiscoping over 100 feet

As you know Digiscoping distance is important as to remember small Passerines 16 to 35 feet Larger Passerines to 50feet Raptors Egrets Gulls and Larger Birds up to 100 feet .

However this Snowy Egret was taken at about 200 feet it was a little tricky with exposer which manual focusing was in order because at that distance the auto focus becomes unreliable.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Shorebirds southbound

I just started take captures with the 884 of some southbound shorebirds including this Semipalmated Sandpiper along with a Greater Yellowlegs still in breeding plumage,
I hope the breeding grounds were not affected by the the unseasonable cold to much for the Breeders . I think when we start seeing the younger Birds in a about a month we can access a tally count and see if there was any impact.

Friday, July 10, 2009


I received my Kowa TSN-884 Prominar Wednesday , and it is going to take some getting used to after using an angled Scope for so long but there are plenty of Birds waiting and I took about my last captures of the breeding Grasshopper Sparrows before I go the Shorebird route in a couple days.
The one the I enjoy with the straight scope is the ability to track Birds on the move a lot easier than the angled.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 1 year to JerseyDigiscoping

I can't believe it a year has come and gone so I thought I would post one of my earlier Vortex Skyline Digiscoped capture for my 1 Year Anniversary
All I have to really say thanks for the support and comments everyone I deeply appreciate all. And thank you Mike McDowell for being a very important resource and providing me with valuable information along with showing me the ropes mucho gracias sir!
Also all the other wonderful Bloggers that added me on as a resource along with the ForDigiscopers Yahoo group and Jim Danzenbaker of Kowa.

New Equipment detail in about 1week I will be receiving my Kowa TSN-884 straight scope as an addition to my arsenal along with a third party 52mm conversion adapter for my Nikon P6000,
as far as cameras I might be working with the G1 in the near future.

Thank you
Kevin Bolton