Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Digiscoper of the Year

I see Swarovski are running a Digiscoper of the Year award - here are my entries. I think I've got a good chance of winning a prize:

Greenshank (I think, or it might be a Greater Yellowlegs - the legs do look quite yellow)

Little Egret - taken when they were rare, which is surely worth extra points

Slavonian Grebe - I like the composition of this one

Wood Sandpiper - lovely light on this shot

4 comments:

John Hague said...

Marvellous shots Andy... what set-up do you use?

The Leicester Llama said...

Thanks John. These were all taken with a very expensive c2001 vintage digital camcorder through an old milk bottle. Plus a bit of Photoshopping to improve brightness/contrast, colour balance etc.

The Leicester Llama said...

Actually, the Little Egret wasn't Photoshopped at all - it really was that bad! Combination of bird being over the far side of Groby Pool in poor light, in addition to the primitive digiscoping set-up.

Earl Gray or Dave for short! said...

Fucking hell Andy, have you been taking tips from me!
Almost as good as my usual digishots!! ;-)