Monday, October 20, 2008

Digiscoping With Mike McDowell

At Eagle Optics, we do our best to learn about the products we sell by using them in the field. Recently, my co-worker Christine got a digiscoping lesson from Mike McDowell and came back with great enthusiasm about this exciting method of nature photography.Christine Sparrow.jpg (Song Sparrow photo courtesy of Christine)

So what did Christine learn? Here are a few of Mike's tips:

  • Find a location where your subject is most likely to reside and set up the equipment.

  • Select a focal point and note surrounding elements, such as background colors and location of branches.

  • Patience is a virtue. Birds will scatter when you first arrive, but are likely to return once they are comfortable with your presence.

  • Persistence is vital. Some days won't yield any good shots. Relish the days you get the good ones!

Eagle Optics offers tips and video to help you get started digiscoping. We are always ready to answer your questions at 1-800-289-1132 or


Eagle Optics Staff

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