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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Review of Swarovski Modular Spotting Scopes

94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Male Eclipse Garganey !

22nd November 2008

Together with my wife, we stopped at one of my favorite patch with lots of Wandering Whistling Ducks late this afternoon and the reward ?

Wahahah male eclipse Garganey with the female ! But it was too far for getting the best pictures with my kit so i have decided to used extreme magnification and this is the best advantage of digiscoping compared with 600mm DSLR lens for record shots :p

The duck was digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82 with 30x eyepiece x 3x optical zoom (24mm in digital format = 108mm in 35mm film format) of my Fujifilm F31d = 3240mm !

Pictures was sharpened with Nikon Capture NX2

Other birds seen around :
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Great Egret

Female on the left and male on the right

Eclipse male Garganey

Wandering Whistling Duck

If weather permitting tomorrow, hope can get better pictures with my friend Ck hehehe :)