by Tormod Amundsen
Just back from a family break in Japan. Check out these images mostly digiscoped with new Swarovksi ATX 95.
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Drake Stejneger’s Scoter, Japan, January 2014 by Tormod Amundsen. Probably a 3cy (2nd winter) male. Digiscoped with Sony RX100m2 + Swarovski ATX 95mm
Blakiston’s Fish Owl, Japan, January 2014 by Tormod Amundsen.
Biotope are very fortunate to be supported by Swarovski Optik Nature with their finest optics for birders. Not only has this taken our birding experiences to a whole new level, even in our bird photography we can do much more! The fact that the photo of the Blakistons Fish Owl was taken with a compact camera is pretty cool. The following set up allowed this photo: the Swarovski ATX 95mm telescope with a Sony RX100m2 compact cam, set at iso 1600, shutter speed 1/4sec F2.2, with the telescope zoom set at 45x magnification. In a pitch black night time scene only lit by a white light lamp. Pretty cool digiscoping How cool it is to be able to so closely document one of the greatest and rarest owls in the world. Thank you Hokkaido, and thank you Swarovski! A full review of the optics will be available on www.biotope.no in a while. We still have more birding and digiscoping to do first.
Steller’s Sea Eagle, Japan, January 2014 by Tormod Amundsen. What the Swarovski ATX 95 and a compact camera can do!
Fishermen preparing their nets for ice fishing. Stellers Sea Eagles are waiting in the distance for scraps
Steller’s Sea Eagle, Japan, January 2014 by Tormod Amundsen. Showing some close-up detail.
Asian Rosy Finch. Japan, January 2014 by Tormod Amundsen. A top target bird for this trip. Digiscoped with Sony RX100m2 & Swarovski ATX 95mm
Drake Black Scoter, Japan, January 2014 by Tormod Amundsen. Impressed by digiscoping capabilities of SwarovskiATXscope. camera handheld in heavy wind at 45x magnification
Nice comparison of upperpart grey tones. From left to right at front, Glaucous-winged Gull, Glaucous Gull (pallidisimus) and Slaty-backed Gull. Japan, January 2014 by Tormod Amundsen
and our final one: Far Eastern taxa of Snow Bunting…