Archive for August 4th, 2010



Swallows Anyone?

I visited Plum Island at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge last Saturday, and though the digiscoping was not great (birds too far away mostly), the Tree Swallow’s were impressive. I am told that the 100,000 or more swallows I saw there were only a tiny fraction of will be on the refuge in a few weeks. I can not imagine. These are fast moving birds. 1/1000 second was not fast enough to freeze all motion.

Canon SD4000IS behind the eyepiece of a ZEISS DiaScope 65FL for an equivalent field of view of about a 1700 mm lens on a full frame DSLR. 1/1000th @ ISO 320. Effective f4.5.

Blackpoint considerably right in Lightroom. Auto Color Balance. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Sharpen narrow edges preset.

From Digiscoped New Diascope 65FL
And of course, of this I had to have video.