Thursday, 3 January 2013

Santa came;-))

Finally upgraded the scope, I have been contemplating this for the past two years. The trusty Nikon 82mm will be gathering dust for the foreseeable future. Now I have the all new Swarovski ATX 85mm should be the 95mm but Conns Cameras in Dublin just sold the last 95mm. So they gave me their demo 85mm hope to get the 95 in a couple of weeks. Also got the TLS-APO camera lens which with a T2 Micro 4/3 Camera Adapter ring fits on the Lumix GH2. Went for a test run on New Years Day and got probable the best shot I have every got of the Foster's Tern. The image through the scope is so bright and crisp it made taking a photo a little easier. I have not used a scope with a zoom eyepiece before and this new feature for me has the wow factor. Just love the whole setup.

Forster's Tern
Sterna forsteri
Geabhróg Forster

7 comments:

Mick Southcott said...

The best image i've seen of this bird at Galway, failed to locate it last year but planning a visit late Jan early Feb ...

Regards

Mick ..

birdsgalway said...

Thank you Mick. Last year it did not behave as previous years but this year it appears to be back to its 'normal' pattern around Nimmo's.

limerick birder said...

Well wear Tom, a top notch piece of kit there. Lovely Forsters shot as well.

birdsgalway said...

Thank you James. All I need now is some decent weather.

JL Copner said...

Your set up has a nice depth of field and focus on the subject.
Hope to catch the Tern next week. nice post
thanks

birdsgalway said...

Thank you Jeff. Hope you connect with the Tern.

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Nice and hope to see more pics from the new scope hehehe