Thursday, April 29, 2010

Digi-scoping: Glimpse of a Peregrine Falcon

Monday I took this shot of a female peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) on Long Island.  This was my first attempt at the technique called digi-scoping.  "Digi-scoping" generally refers to using a digital camera to take photos through the eyepiece of a telescope.  I used my inexpensive Sony Cyber-shot 7.2 mega pixels through the eyepiece of a Kowa scope.  My camera was set to auto adjustment which sometimes causes a delay in the shot.  As you can see it is a bit out of focus.  Next time I will try to adjust the settings to get a clearer shot.

Her feathers are ruffled from the wind and she is perched on her left foot.

Stay tuned for more digi-scoping photos and news on peregrine falcons.

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