Always Take Your Scope

I recently returned from a trip to Uganda. Our first full day of birding with Bird Uganda Safaris involved heading out in large canoes with a motor attached so we could look for the elusive shoebill in Mbamba Swamp. Someone said, “I don’t think you need to bring your scope.” I replied, “I never regret bringing my scope, however there … Read More

The Birdchick – Digiscoping Tips for Beginners

Digiscoping a Hummingbird

Digiscoping Tips Sharon Stiteler One of the big complaints I hear from people about digiscoping is how awful their photos look. My first question is always, “How many photos have you taken?” “Oh, maybe sixteen or twenty,” is the usual answer. That’s not nearly enough. For every great photo you see online or in print, there are anywhere from 20 … Read More

iPhone 6 Plus Field Test

I decided to try something different in this blog post. I just finished up my first round of field testing with a iPhone 6 Plus. I used it in a variety of situations and lighting conditions and on two different spotting scopes via a Phone Skope smartphone digiscoping adapter – Celestron Regal M2 80ED and a Vortex Razor HD 20-60×85. Check out the story I … Read More