Song Sparrow on a Post

Happy Sunday!

Brought to you through the magic of digiscoping. Nothing like it. I was 30 feet or more from this little guy. This is about as close to a bird-in-the-hand view as you can get. On my laptop monitor he is close to life size right here, and I could view him at several times life-size.

Canon SD1400IS Digital Elph behind the eyepiece of a Zeiss Diascoope 65FL. Equivalent focal length about 3500mm. Exif f5.0 @ 1/320th @ ISO 80. Programmmed auto. Computed f-stop based on the scope/camera combination: f9.6.

In Lightroom, some Recovery for the sky, a touch of Fill Light to compensate for Blackpoint right. Added Clarity and just a bit of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

I zoomed back to get the full bird in full song. This one is at about 1800mm equivalent. Note that the bird has its nictitating membrane over the eye.

And here is the video, along with a curious passerby.


6 Responses to “6/6/2010”

  1. 06/06/2010 at 6:08 am

    I like your video, but where was the curious passerby?

  2. 2 singraham
    06/06/2010 at 6:15 am

    On the audio track…just asking if I was getting any good shots and calling his dog 🙂

  3. 06/06/2010 at 12:52 pm

    I haven’t digiscoped, but every time I see your images I keep thinking that I ought to take it up.

    The second image is fantastic, what a super invocation of life.

  4. 4 Wendy Hollands
    06/07/2010 at 6:13 am

    this is excellent thanks for sharing!!

  5. 06/21/2010 at 3:19 pm

    wonderful photos, specially the second, it really captures the essence of birdsong. I loved watching and listening to the video, it was nice to see him stop and listen between singing his phrases. Over here our sparrows don’t sing as such they just chirp.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: