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The following pages show examples of digital pictures taken during birding trips.
I first started taking pics using a Nikon Coolpix 995 camera. Although the camera has both digital and optical zooms, only the optical zoom is used for bird photography with the best quality picture setting.
Occasionally photos are hand held where the subject bird is close to or in flight, however most are taken through a telescope. Earlier photos are through a Kowa TS611 telescope with 27x eyepiece and using an Eagle-eye adaptor. Later ones are through a Nikon E82 telescope with 30x eyepiece and using a Nikon adaptor
A recent development was hand-held pictures through one lens of a pair of binoculars. Some results have been good. An example is the Indian Scops Owl on the website Home Page.
In 2007 I bought a Panasonic FX50 with a 12 times optical zoom. When the pixel count is reduced to 3 million (without loss of quality!) the camera gives a magnificent 21 times optical zoom. Recent pictures are mostly taken with this camera although I still use both.
The website also contains some of Bens photos. His pages can be found on the website menu to the left.