Friday, March 28, 2014

American Robin - 28 Mar 2014

Digiscoped from about 20' away using the Diascope 85T*Fl w/ 20-75X Zoom eyepiece at 20X, Nikon V1 and 10-30mm lens at 24 mm, and Digidapter™digiscoping adapter.  The bird literally froze  in this position for about 1 minute while I photographed it.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Yard Birds! - 25 Mar 2014

Digiscoped from about 30' away using the 40X W eyepiece and homemade adapter on the Zeiss 85T*Fl.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mourning Dove - 23 Mar 2014

This Mourning Dove was sunning itself atop my small waterfall in the yard. Digiscoped from about 30' using the Diascope 85T*Fl, 40X W eyepiece, Nikon V1, 10-30mm lens, and homemade adapter.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Some recent pics - 14 Mar 2014

Long-tailed Duck

Common Merganser, female

Mute Swan

Red-necked Grebe

Canvasback, female
Ring-billed Gull, adult

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The new Nikon 1 V3 Camera - 13 Mar 2014

Nikon today announced the new 1 Series V3 Camera that will be available in April 2014.  DPreview has a preview of the camera and specifications.  I'm hoping that image quality is at least as good as the V1.  I've pre-ordered one from B&H Photo and will review it when it arrives!

topview w/ EVF and Battery Grip (included in box)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Horned Grebe and White-winged Scoter! - 03 Feb 2014

Horned Grebes have been (yet another) nemesis bird to photograph.  They are only seen during brief periods in SE Michigan in early spring and late fall, so it was with great pleasure to hear of 4 birds seen along the Detroit River in Wyandotte in front of John Dingell Park and Mud Island.  I digiscoped this bird along the shoreline in sub-zero weather late this afternoon as it dove and foraged just feet away from the edge of the railing.

This White-winged Scoter was also a nice bonus, swimming close enough for some digiscoped images, as well.  You can tell whether focus is spot-on by how much halo is visible at the edge of the bright white speculum.  I was happy with these despite problems posed by cold temps and distance.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Detroit River Waterfowl - 02 Feb 2014

The weather has finally warmed enough to digiscope some of the ducks frequenting the Detroit River in front of Mud Island off of John Dingell Park in Wyandotte.  Highlight was a Red-breasted Merganser foraging next to the ice just a few feet away!

Lesser Scaup



Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Horned Grebe