I’ve been thinking since Donna & Michelle have been taking fascinating & inspiring photos through a microscope, then why couldn’t I use my binoculars and take equally fascinating & inspiring photos. My current photo subjects, aside from two beautiful children, are God’s little 5th day creations: birds. Since I doubt they would like being sandwiched between two slides & photographed under a microscope, I thought the binoculars might be a better way to go. Honestly, I don’t own a microscope yet, but I would like this one in case anyone feels so inclined to bless our little homeschool.
My technique is rudimentary, a little clumsy, but effective.
Find your subject (mine are easily spotted at the feeder).
Adjust your binoculars.
Place camera lense into the right or left eyepiece (depending on what-handed you are*) of the binocular.
Zoom in & click.
Hope it turns out and be thankful you have a digital camera.
My Equipment is common & geared for casual users.
- Canon PowerShot A75 camera (zoomed in all the way)
Bausch & Lomb Legacy 8-24×50 binoculars (not zoomed)
and let’s not forget my favorite: eMac & iPhoto & Photoshop
Taken with camera, fairly regular setting.
First attempts with camera & binoculars. (House finch on the top and cardinal on the backside of feeder)
Taken today with camera zoomed in thru binoculars.
So, if you don’t have a big fancy camera and a little time on your hands….use what you got and have some fun making your own fascinating & inspiring photographs. 🙂
Donna Young has written a wonderful how-to on her blog about taking photos through a microscope: Digital Images & Microscopes
*OK, handedness has nothing to do with it…I’m just playin’ with ya.