Jack Of All Trades Master Of None. Obviously..

I love photography. I just do. Something about capturing that special moment – sometimes getting something really special – is captivating. But my camera always seems to be *just* out of range of a good close up. Mostly I get ID photos – you can tell what the bird is. So I’m s l o w l y learning about digiscoping. (Using a point and shoot camera on your scope to take photos, fyi) Mostly I’m learning that I suck at it. I’ve decided I need to stop trying to “go find birds” to practice on and just get out in the yard. So here we go:

A White-breasted Nuthatch, I actually like this photo, it’s an unusual angle.
I went out in the late afternoon and the clouds came up, ruining my lighting, but here’s an upside down Downy Woodpecker.
Hanging on by her toes.
The Nuthatch came closer, but I was having issues – getting the shot set up and focused before the bird moved.
Another out of focus shot.
So I’m gonna hang in there and see if I can get this!
Have any of you tried digiscoping?

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3 Responses to Jack Of All Trades Master Of None. Obviously..

  1. Becca Reid says:

    Digiscoping scares me. Are you using your phone as your point and shoot?

  2. I haven’t tried it yet. I’m using a Canon PowerShot A590 with a homemade mount.

  3. DaveABirding says:

    Those seem like some good results. My early attempts have mostly been failures as well, but I think there is hope……

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