So for now, I have had to rely on the elusive Bittern as a subject. This can be an uneasy and often unproductive partnership. So while I wait for the Bittern, I used this female Mallard to practise my digiscoping skills on.
A few people have asked me how I get the shots I get. Well, most of the time the shots are pretty poor. I occasionally get a decent image and then hastily run it through Photoshop CC and bingo, better results.
When the Bittern did eventually show itself, I got two shots. One was useless and the other was this…
So this was not bad and considering the light condition I was very happy. But once I sorted out the levels and dropped a bit of unsharp mask on the bird, I ended up with this….
|Nikon Coolpix 6500S with Opticron HR66 scope. ISO 400 – f3.6 – 1/250 sec|