One of the things I love about digiscoping is playing with it – trying out different things. Sure I take my fair share of side-on profile singing bird portraits, but I also like to see what else is possible.
In September, I spent a weekend in Falsterbo (southwestern Sweden) at the Falsterbo Bird Show, soaking in the spectacle of thousands of migrating raptors (I saw more Sparrowhawks in one day than I had in my entire life up to that point) and songbirds.
Our last morning, we got up before dawn to see if we could pick up the Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus) that had been seen the previous evening. Sunrise was stunning with wonderful shows of ever-chaning colours and a stream of geese and other birds on the fly-by to make the setting even more dramatic.
All images taken hand-held (i.e. without a tripod)
Digiscoped with a Swarovski STM80, TLS800 and Canon 5D mark II.
beautiful light, wonderful colours, lots of birds, what more could one wish for?