All sorts of adapters for digiscoping using an iPhone and a spotting scope are cropping up. I can barely keep up with testing them. This post covers two different adapters that are very similar and work well with my Swarovski ATM scope.
From left to right we have the iTelligent iPhone adapter, Kowa iPhone [...]
Even though autumn is winding down in my part of the country, the color still tried to pop as in one last hurrah before our white and gray pallet of winter arrives. Bird migration still has a big push going and and though it may not be about warblers any more, it’s sparrow city [...]
Even though I have a spanky new job with a desk and everything, quite a bit of what I do is field work. And like any job, you have to keep your skills sharp and go out for training.
This week it took the form of helping Mark Martell of Audubon Minnesota with banding [...]
I took a quick trip down to Indianapolis to visit my family. On the way, I made a stop at Mr. Neil’s and got a big surprise. I went to the spot where blue-winged warblers have nested in the past and sure enough heard the familiar 2 note, buzzy call of a blue-wing. I was [...]
It’s the time of year when I get hummingbird questions so I thought I would do a quick reminder about hummingbird nectar. Here is the recipe:
4 parts water 1 part table sugar (not honey, not corn syrup, not Splenda, not Stevia, no artificial sweetner)
Don’t bother with red dye, it’s not needed, could [...]
Part of the fun of birding at the Biggest Week is I get to see my friend Dale Forbes. I met him a few years ago in Kazakhstan and since then he’s moved on to working full time for Swarovski Optik as a products manager. This is Dale’s first time in North America…so you can [...]
So if you’ve been following my Twitter feed, you know I’m at something referred to as the Biggest Week, it’s a big ole’ honkin’ bird festival in northern Ohio at Magee Marsh. It bills itself as the “Warbler Capital Of The World.”
I have seen quite a few warblers, but not enough yet to [...]
Here’s another video I played around with yesterday trying to stabilize my iPhone 4s up against my Swarovski spotting scope. This was taken with the 25 – 50 zoom eyepiece (I find for video I get little to no vignetting). I did some minor adjustments in iMove, mostly a little cropping to take out vignetting [...]
In my effort to find ways to incorporate more exercise into my daily routine and cut back on using my car, I’ve been bike birding when I can. I’ve written about it before and how I attach my spotting scope to my bike so I can tote it around.
Since I’ve been playing around [...]
My friend Tammy Holmer texted me a photo she took using her iPhone and her Swarovski spotting scope:
That’s a pretty cool shot of an adult peregrine falcon, especially when first testing out the technique! And since I know this question will inevitably come up in the comments, here’s a basic tutorial on iphonescoping. [...]