Waz Up? (Barn Swallow Fledgling)

So, I took a lot of pics of this group of Barn Swallow fledglings, testing my new Canon SD4000IS camera behind the eyepiece of the new ZEISS DiaScope 65FL. Swallows are not easy to photograph. Those super-fine feathers that help them with speed and maneuverability are, well, super fine…and do not reproduce well in an image. In this case the birds were sitting on rocks about 15 to 20 feet below me, in good light, and the digiscoping rig caught a good amount of detail. This image is cropped from the full 10mp frame for composition (and humor). Here is a full frame shot for comparison. You can view it at larger sizes on my Wide Eyed In Wonder site by clicking the image.

I am pretty pleased with the Canon SD4000IS and will be doing a full review as time allows on my Point and Shoot Landscape site.

1) 2000mm equivalent field of view, f5.3 @ 1/200th @ ISO 125. Programmed auto. (Scope limited f-ratio, f5.7)

2) about 1600mm equivalent field of view, f5 @ 1/500th @ ISO 125. Programmed auto. (Camera limited f-stop is accurate).

In Lightroom, Recovery (mostly for the rock), some Fill Light and Blackpoint barely right. Added Clarity and just a bit of Vibrance. Auto White Balance. Sharpen narrow edges preset.

From New DiaScope 65FL.


8 Responses to “7/16/2010”

  1. 07/16/2010 at 6:43 am

    Nice shots. Great title, too.

    I need me one of them digiscopes next time I go back to Ding Darling Preserve.

  2. 07/16/2010 at 6:55 am

    These are great shots. You have really got this digiscope thing off pat. No wonder you are pleased.

  3. 3 Wendy Hollands
    07/16/2010 at 7:11 am

    these are amazing I love the way he is looking right at you in the first one!! Fantastic captures!!

  4. 07/16/2010 at 11:50 am

    Great shots and so cute!!

  5. 7 joe giambelluca
    07/17/2010 at 7:06 am

    Such close ups!!!!

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