I tried out a field test of my digiscoping setup today. I headed out to a park, where once again there were plenty of magpies just far enough. I must say I need to work on getting my focus perfect, as I discovered that most of my pictures were slightly out of focus.
On auto mode, the camera struggles, but on a manual shutter speed priority mode, the shake is eliminated . However, I need to set a higher exposure compensation to make up for less light at higher shutter speeds.
As you can see from the above pics, a shallow depth of focus is achieved easily.
My camera came with a 16 MB card and having the settings on fine, filled up the card space quickly. While I was about to wind up and go home three rabbits ran out of the bushes about 70 m from me and started chasing each other. I had time for one snap before they ran off into the bushes again! Amazing shot!(?)
and just to wind up, I shot this kite which was about 150 m away
None of the images above are edited.