Digiscoping – Double-crested Cormorant in the Fog

Rock Cut State Park - FoggyHaving received our brand spankin’ new Swarovski 80 HD spotting scope on Friday, we were in a hurry to test it out in what little time we had available on Saturday. The weather was frigid and foggy, bad for manipulating small buttons on a camera with cold hands and difficult lighting for taking photos.

Birds were in low numbers but an unsuspecting Double-crested Cormorant quickly became our first victim—er, photographic subject.

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

This last shot shows the fog nicely and also where the cormorant was sitting on a log.
Rock Cut State Park - Foggy

Digiscoping done with a Swarovski 80 HD STS Scope with 20-60x zoom eyepiece and a Canon Rebel XTi DSLR with 50mm lens.

6 thoughts on “Digiscoping – Double-crested Cormorant in the Fog

  1. That of course is way cool! Seems like a great tool!
    And I have to admit, to totally have missed BPW. Next week I’ll be back!
    Cheers, Klaus

  2. Beautiful captures Eddie! It must be tough though having to work with the Swarovski 80 HD and the Canon Rebel XTi DSLR. I’m feeling really sorry for you 🙁 Nice shots of the Cormorants and gorgeous lake shots.

  3. Very nice photos. I love cormorants under any circumstances.

    Did you take that wide view (last photo) with the scope also? That’s a striking, beautiful photo

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