Tuesday, December 28, 2010

DIY: Shutter Release stand for Sony NEX-5

I make shutter release stand for my Sony NEX-5. The main purpose is to eliminate the camera shake during triggering. As you know that digiscoping system has a long focal length and sensitive to shake/vibration to the system. So I am here trying the very possible to do to remove any shake to the system because slight vibration occur in digiscoping will cause the picture blur. In the picture are the things required for the stand.
When things are fixed, it looks like in the picture below.
Shutter release stand is now on the spotting scope bracket.
Looking from another position.
The 'L" aluminium plate can be swing to the left or right and the movement is locked by big wing nut on the right when it is already position. While the short screw on the left is used to support the camera stopping the down movement when shutter of the camera press down.
'L' plate is swinged away to the right and battery lid can be opened to remove or change the exhausted battery.
When battery has been inserted and lid can be closed and supported by the screw preventing shake occur during shutter press down. Small wing nut locks the screw so that securely and completely tight from any movement.
A complete view of digiscoping system.
A connection of my digiscoping system.
Another view of the digiscoping system.


Happy birding.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Houses on Fire

December 25, 2010 2330hrs. A few houses that built on water engulf by fire. Fire is built up very fast as wind blow and fire is just amazingly fast ashes down the houses. Speechless on the happening.
A senario of people stop-by at road side watching rising fire from wooden houses. Also heard "bang" from vehicles accident.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Black-headed Gull

It is observed for few days that the gulls are joing the tern searching for foods and they are floating too to rest.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blue-eared Kingfisher

This bird is busy fishing but had hard luck on the catching. So am I for unable to go nearer to this bird or otherwise better pictures captured.

Happy birding.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Visitors of Ducky

The number of ducks visiting seem increase and could there be somewhere scattered around the hidden places of ponds. The tufted are the most beautiful of them all. Eyes though small are easily seen bright golden color. Hope for another small Grebe or any colorful ducks will show up.
Northern Shoveller

Garganey (centre)
Tufted Duck

Happy birding.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)

Today I do a modification work at home. I do screws for mounting my spotting scope to a bracket and to hold my NEX-5 as well. After I have done, I do a test to this Great Egret.
My gears: Kowa TSN-884 + Voigtlander 40mm F/2.0 Ultron SLII + Sony NEX-5.
Then after that I go to beach and see three Pied hornbills coming one after another landing on dead braches and then flying away across the sea to nearby island.

Happy birding.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Indian Cuckoo

This was the only big bird found and the rest were small. It was been calling from far and made imitated by whistling calls, it came and perched on a high big tree branch.

Happy birding.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Brown Boobook

I have seen one or two owls and this first wild owl that I am able to photograph. This is I quess a young bird of Brown Boobook!

Happy birding.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

White-browed Shortwing

After two days birding at Kinabalu National Park aiming for good images of these birds and just could not do any better than these. However very satisfying for record shots. Shall be trying again next time for better images.

Female bird.
Male bird.

Happy birding.

Monday, October 18, 2010


The newest Telephoto produced by KOWA COMPANY - built for two fuctions ie Spotting Scope and Digiscoping. I understand it will be on market this coming November 2010. Very good for a change.

Click the image to read the detail about the scope.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Banded Kingfisher

Today I manage few birds to digiscope. They are not so active especially the kingfisher and I take my time taking them as nice as possible . The kingfisher is keeping on calling. When I spot the male, I try to find the female but could not find. Other birds I find in the field are Banded Broadbill and Dark-throated Oriole and white-bellied Yuhina.

Banded Woodpecker (Picus miniaceus)

Happy birding.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Black-bellied Malkoha

My birding birds of the day - Sept.29 2010. Birds seen in the field are Black and White Bulbul, Green Broadbill, Red-billed Malkoha and Maroon-breasted Monarch and Greater Green Leafbird while their sound heard are Red-nape Trogon, Banded Kingfisher and Banded Broadbill and many more that undistinquishable. These bird are already in my list and I found no new birds.

Brown Barbet (Caloramphus fuliginosus)
Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela)

Happy birding.