29.12.06 | Digiscope image numero uno
After the excitement of Cannock Chase, I had to get out again, may be this time I would capture a critter!
In my enthusiasm and perhaps lack of patience, I ignored the poor weather conditions that arrived on the 29th of December. Standing in my kitchen with the back door open to avoid the rain, I pointed my scope out in the direction of the large tree in my back garden and waited.
I managed to capture this image of a Great Tit munching on a sunflower heart, the conditions were so poor, the image was very under exposed. I had the camera set to full manual, shutter 1/60 and aperture around 4.0, smallest I could get after zooming in the camera to eliminate the vignetting. Scope 22x zoom.
After some heavy work in Photoshop, lots of brightening, noise reduction and unsharp mask, I was reasonably happy for a first attempt. Maybe next time I'll wait for some sunshine.