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Kingfisher

By Jaff
Couldn't find anything new I wanted to put on so was going back through my vast archive of forgotten files. Then I remembered about my digiscoping, some of you may or may not know what that is. It is simply an ordinary compact camera put up to the eyepiece on the back of a telescope and take a picture of what you'd otherwise see when viewing. Of course there is a lot more technique and refinement than that nowadays using adapters and other various gadgets to ensure a secure fitting and good image. In SLR terms it can give focal lengths ranging from sort of 1200 to maybe even 2000mm if you use a zoom eyepiece on 60X magnification. I think this was around 30/40x on mine and the bird was maybe 40 ft or so away.
Hope you like cos I may well put more digiscoped stuff on. And yes I do keep odd hours. Wink

Tags: Nature Birds Kingfisher Outdoors Close-up and macro Digiscoping Wildlife and nature

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Comments


22 Jan 2009 2:13AM
Simply stunning !

Nice work.

HoPeY

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glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
22 Jan 2009 4:27AM
Nice clarity and detail. Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
iancam 8 23 England
22 Jan 2009 5:04AM
Excellent capture
Ian
skye1 10 29 4 Wales
22 Jan 2009 7:09AM
lovely digiscoped image - nice details and colours
TonyFrith 10 3 6 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 7:17AM
I have been pricing up for adapters to fit my SLR on my Kowa scope
This is very good nice & clear
Tony
22 Jan 2009 7:54AM
Great Detail.

gavin
arhb 10 3.3k 68 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 8:09AM
Lovely close-up.
22 Jan 2009 8:25AM
SUPERB SHOT...
sCOTT
lyntonB 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 8:52AM
Super shot, nice detail and composition.

Lynton
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 9:50AM
What an amazing capture
Steve
Cormy 9 3 England
22 Jan 2009 11:45AM
Superb.Awesome detail.
Cheers
Alan
Bravdo 9 17 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 1:18PM
Super. Great detail and clarity.
Barry
22 Jan 2009 2:45PM
Great shot,
Alan
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 3:43PM
Great capture
Steve
shelldud 8 15 England
22 Jan 2009 9:14PM
excellent shot
janty66 10 3 England
23 Jan 2009 5:22PM
superb!!
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
24 Jan 2009 10:27PM
Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird. Love the detail and iridescent colour.
Sylvia
Jaff 9 7 1
25 Jan 2009 1:09PM
Many thanks to you all.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
27 Jan 2009 2:20PM
Excellent capture.
Pete.
franfoto 9 2 32 England
4 Feb 2009 1:17AM
Wow! that's close...some gear you have there, this is superb.
Fran
lyntonB 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2009 6:04AM
Superb shot, excellent detail and composition.

Lynton
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 4:27PM
Great close up, and very impressed with the digescoping thing. Great work.
Shaun

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