After trying and failing last weekend I was back at Rutland Water this morning. As I pulled into the car park at Egleton at 08.30 I could see Roger Davis, Dave Scott and Rod Baker amongst others scoping and photographing the trees above the toilet block. Result! The Hawfinch was there, problem as the light and as the light got better the Hawfinch moved further back before vanishing completely. Oh well, I think my digiscoped and iPhone shots came out best but see what you think.
The first two digiscoped.
These next two were shot on the Canon 40D and processed in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop. They’re pretty heavy crops as well…
This last one was taken on the iPhone 4S using Kowa’s excellent TSN-IP4S adaptor through a Kowa 883 Spotting Scope with the 30x WW lens. I’m well chuffed with the quality.
Finally a bit of HD video again taken on the iPhone with Kowa TSN-IP4S and using the FiLMiC Pro app.
Posted in Bird Recording, Bird Watching, Birding, Canon 40D, Digiscoping, iPhone 4S, Kowa 883, Kowa TSN-IP4S, Rutland Water, Video Digiscoping
Tagged Canon 40D, Digiscoping, Hawfinch, Kowa 883, Kowa TSN-IP4S, Rutland Water, Video Digiscoping
I guess we can all get a bit blasé about the Waxwing invasion but seriously, I just don’t tire of seeing and hearing Waxwings. To me they are a fantastic bird and all the better n a crisp winter’s day… enjoy them while you can!
This last one I’m not ashamed to repeat in a pop art style.
Posted in Art, Bird Recording, Bird Watching, Birding, Canon 40D, Photography, Photoshop, Waxwing
Tagged Canon 40D, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements 10, Pop Art, Quorn, Waxwing
Well photography. Inspired by Andy Mackay and Chris Lythall I have been experimenting with shooting in RAW as well as jpeg. DON’T USE THE RAW AND JPEG SETTING ON YOUR CAMERA – do each seperately. Currently I toggle between the two and seperate them when I drop images on the computer.
I’ve messed around with Photoshop and now the DPP program that comes with my 40D. Below is the first image I’ve processed using RAW so there is still plenty to learn. it’s also a bit more of a faff saving images etc but hopefully as I get more used to the format things will improve.
White-faced Darter, Whixall Moss, 28 June 2009