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#1 Grandpa577

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

My primary interest in spotting scopes is the identification of birds at a distance and record the sighting. The following photo was taken at Jones Beach Boat Basin from the deck of the concession building looking NE towards the sand spit - 700 feet distant. The rock face in the background is the western side of the southern ramp to the Sloop Channel bridge where Meadowbrook and Ocean Pkwys meet about 4000 feet distant. The picture was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone.

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This is a cropped section of the photo. An American Golden Plover can be seen in the center of the frame. The overall conditions were heavy overcast. While I don't hold out much hope for a great deal of improvement with better lighting, I do feel comfortable that the four species are easily identifiable.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:45 PM

4 species?

Am. Golden, BB Plover, Black Skimmer, Forsters Tern, and Ring-billed?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:57 PM

My primary interest in spotting scopes is the identification of birds at a distance and record the sighting. The following photo was taken at Jones Beach Boat Basin from the deck of the concession building looking NE towards the sand spit - 700 feet distant. The rock face in the background is the western side of the southern ramp to the Sloop Channel bridge where Meadowbrook and Ocean Pkwys meet about 4000 feet distant. The picture was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone.

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AMGP_JBCGS_700ft_S3_110706 by Grandpa577, on Flickr

This is a cropped section of the photo. An American Golden Plover can be seen in the center of the frame. The overall conditions were heavy overcast. While I don't hold out much hope for a great deal of improvement with better lighting, I do feel comfortable that the four species are easily identifiable.

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AMGP_JBCGS_700ft_S3_110706_B by Grandpa577, on Flickr


Pretty incredible clarity for a cell phone camera. What kind of scope do you use?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:02 AM

I meant to say four other species. I use a Vortex Razor HD 85mm.




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