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.

RUFOUS WOODPECKER.

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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.

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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.



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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.