Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 16

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The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots to be featured in future spotlights, just use the contact form in the menu above.

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Young Barred Owl at Whiskey Hollow - Digiscoped with Leica APO Televid 65mm scope using iPhone 5s and a Phone Skope adapter.

Young Barred Owl at Whiskey Hollow – Digiscoped with Leica APO Televid 65mm scope using iPhone 5s and a Phone Skope adapter.

Self-preservation and all, an important thing for most young animals. You would think that a mostly defenseless, stuck in a tree, baby owl would know to keep quiet. It’s not like anyone is going to find them as the sit high in a tree, watching the world go by. But here I am, driving slowly down the dirt road at Whiskey Hollow in central NY and I hear an awful, raspy scream. It’s not really loud, but it’s definitely advertising its presence.

It didn’t take long to find the two owls, all fuzzy in their down feathers staring down at me. We shared a moment as I took a long look through my scope, looking almost directly up at them. I couldn’t get another angle because there were too many branches between me and the owlets. But that was alright, I got some fantastic looks, some decent shots despite the light, and a great memory.