Monday, January 4, 2010

House Finch at Feeder


I took this photo of a house finch at one of our feeders on either Friday or Saturday. The zoom on my camera is broken (one or the other of certain unnamed adolescent cats knocked the camera off the desk, alas), but I got this shot by holding the camera to one side of my binoculars -- a technique sometimes called binscoping or digibinning. Not bad for a photo taken through a window, and a better focus than I often get with the point-and-shoot!

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6 comments:

Mary S. said...

That's a great shot, especially when you consider what you had to do to get it. Even though there is no snow visible, you can tell it's deep winter because of the light. Cool.

ramblingwoods said...

That is a great shot..I have counted almost 20 of them for PFW and of course one with eye disease...Michelle

mick said...

That's a great photo and very smart idea to take it through your binos!

Wren said...

That's an amazing photo, particularly given how you captured it. I like the vertical composition.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Lovely shot with the way it was taken. I'm impressed!

Kelly said...

...wow....that's a good photo even if you didn't take it through the binocs! I haven't tried that yet. I just got a spotting scope and am going to try a bit of digiscoping soon.