Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lincoln's Sparrow selective perch

It is usually a good idea when trying  to gain a capture with a skulker such as these Lincoln's Sparrows, is to set up a selective perch or two for good composition.
I was surprised that they found the perch I placed up appealing, which made it a lot easier to grab a few captures.
The lighting was OK it was a bit early in the morning, I had the ISO set at 100 and had about a 1/100th shutter speed which gave me a few blurry shots to weed through but I did gain a few keepers like these.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Meadowlands Birding festival

On Sept 11th I had a table with my Digscoping  equipment and a  Kowa Optics information display to promote my Digiscoping workshop for Sunday at the  Meadowland s Birding festival, along my side was the American Birding Association, Wild Birds Unlimited ,The Hackensack River keeper, all a great bunch of folks supporting a great conservation effort.

Before the festival I went down to Mill Creek Marsh to take advantage of the great migration that came through including Shore Birds,and a great variety of Warblers which gave me some great photo opportunitys.

                                                   American Golden Plover

                                                               Palm  Warbler


                                                              Yellow Warblers
                                                                Snowy Egrets
            Great day with wonderful variety what more can you ask for on a early September Day.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Working with Black and Blues and other dark colors

Previously I posted how to work with whites , now I would like to display the other end of the spectrum with a Common Grackle, I shot  in very low light conditions I even bumped up the ISO to about 200 , I was totally amazed that the noise level was at a minimum .
I still retained the detail with a shutter speed at about 1/20th of a second.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Kowa Prototype Telephoto lens

I was quite amazed when Paul Hackett sent me this link , I think this Lens will be an innovated turn into Digiscoping .
Paul mentioned that he tried this lens coupled with a Nikon D300 and he was truly impressed with virtually no Chromatic aberration in sight, will this piece of glass lure me away from my trusty 883/884 well maybe an addition to my Digiscoping arsenal , It will be welcomed with open arms!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Full frame non downsizing

To see the true detail of a certain scope or camera try downloading a fullsize picture, this way the true sharpness will shine if everything is on the money and you can see any infractions too,