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Merlin Bird ID app

July 20 2017 by Editorial Team | Category: Digiscoping

Merlin Bird ID app

Smartphones are becoming an increasingly important part of birding. If you want to be the first person to hear about a rare bird, digiscope a rarity, or submitting your sightings, having a small portable computer at your fingertips is enabling all of this to happen. We also look to our smartphones as identification aids now that field guides are packaged into apps. But what if your app could instantly scan your photo and match it to a species based on an archive of millions of bird images? It can.

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The new TLS APO 43 mm digiscoping adapter

September 20 2016 by Editorial Team | Category: Digiscoping

The new TLS APO 43 mm digiscoping adapter

The perfect solution for all digiscopers – adapters are now available for all camera variants. First came SLRs, then system cameras and different iPhone®* adapters, and now full-frame cameras too: With the new TLS APO 43 mm, SWAROVSKI OPTIK completes its range of custom digiscoping adapters.

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The story about the photo of the DOY winner 2015

July 25 2016 by Editorial Team | Category: Digiscoping

The story about the photo of the DOY winner 2015

The winner of the 10th edition of the “Digiscoper of the year” competition is Claudio Montuori from Italy. His photo impressed both the expert jury and the general public with his breath-taking shot of a Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) in flight, carrying its prey. What was particularly outstanding was his ability to photograph a bird flying directly toward the camera, which is considered to be a particularly challenging technical achievement.

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