Saturday, 7 November 2015
Sorry for not letting everybody know about these birds at Broom. They were in a part we probably shouldn't have been on and which just wouldn't have coped with more than a trickle of birders. Isn't it lucky we had that obliging bird at Priory CP late last year! It's just a shame one certain birder has thrown his toys out of the pram for not knowing the instant these birds were found. Can you guess who it is?
Monday, 17 August 2015
I've just spent a week in Cumbria and wasn't far from the latest Bee-eater breeding attempt at Low Gelt Quarry. I had to pop in, obviously. Nice views, if a little distant were had, but they were so far off and quick that I thought a bit of slomo video was the order of the day. It's not brilliant, but fun.
Sunday, 19 July 2015
Monday, 13 July 2015
Not much in the way of words with this post - but I thought I'd add some shots of my current digiscoping set up. It is the Panasonic GX7, 20mm f.1.7mm lens, Swarovski DCA adapter, and a 46mm-52mm stepping ring.
What you can see on the bottom image is a custom machined sleeve which screws on to the eyepiece mount of the 30x eyepiece. This then replaces the Swaro sleeve I've got which only attaches to the zoom eyepieces. The sleeve was created for me by SRB-Griturn of Dunstable and cost around 40 quid. I'm very pleased with the results I get out of this setup - far better than any digiscoping camera I've used before, and approaching DSLR in quality - take a look at my Flickr album here.
Saturday, 4 July 2015
This is perhaps my favorite shot from Florida earlier this year. I just can't stop looking at that eye! I have to admit though, I've processed the image poorly, so I may go back and have another go at it sometime.
Wood Stork, Gatorland, Florida, January 2015. Digiscoped with a Nikon V1, Swarovski ATS 80 HD and 25-50x eyepiece.