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100% of the images on my photostream are manually focused, and over 90% are digiscoped, i.e. taken with a camera mounted on a spotting scope. Typical 35mm lens equivalence is around 1000mm - 1200mm. I've never owned a DSLR and started digiscoping in 2009 in order to capture the beauty that is everywhere in our 45-acre backyard cypress swamp. My camera is the Panasonic GH5, and I mount it on the Swarovski STX85 spotting scope using the rock solid Digidapter. For wider angle shots, I've added the Nikon 300mm f2.8 AF-S II.


Through digiscoping I am able to see and capture not just physical details, but facial expressions and glances that allow us to better relate to individual birds. Hopefully by feeling a closer connection to a single bird, we will work harder to protect all of them.


Please be advised that all images are fully protected by US Copyright Law. Images may not be downloaded for personal, commercial or educational use, copied to blogs, personal websites, used as wallpaper, screensavers, etc. If you would like to use an image, you must contact me to obtain written permission. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining written permission.

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  • JoinedMay 2009
  • Current cityTallahassee, FL
  • CountryUS
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