Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 24

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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 or binoculars. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots to be featured in future spotlights, just use the contact form in the menu above.

To cap off my fieldwork in New Mexico, myself and the lovely miss Olivia DaRugna visited the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. The Bosque, famous for its influx of Sandhill cranes and waterfowl during the winter months, did not fail to disappoint. Although we were a bit early for the peak numbers of cranes, we were treated to thousands of pintails, snow geese, and a seemingly endless supply of white-crowned sparrows. Ultimately, life really is not that hard surrounded by sandhill cranes. Here is my favorite digiscope shot of the cranes (featuring a few scene-stealing blackbirds).

Sandhill Cranes at Bosque del Apache NWR, November 2014. Digiscoped with an iPhone 5 + Alpen 20 - 60mm & Phone Skope Adapter. iPhone photo by Steve Brenner.

Sandhill Cranes at Bosque del Apache NWR, November 2014. Digiscoped with an iPhone 5 + Alpen 20 – 60mm & Phone Skope Adapter. iPhone photo by Steve Brenner.